I'm making a "big girl bed" for my granddaughter Abby. Its going to be kind of a mission style design twin bed.
I brought a box of Dunkin's best to the guy I buy some of my wood from and he let me walk around his warehouse to pick out some wood. I was going to use all oak but I found a pile of cherry. I was going to glue up 3 pieces to make the posts but then I found 2 10' lengths of 3x5 butternut. Anyway he gave me everything for half price. $70.00. I've never worked with either wood before.
I'm thinking of making the headboard and footboard from the cherry and making the posts from the butternut. Will this look stupid?
I need about 22pcs 2" x3/8" x 16" for the slats on the hb and fb. I dont want to waste all the 4/4 cherry by planing it down. I was thinking of cutting the slats to the 2" thickness and then trying to resaw them on my bandsaw. I just have the Shopsmith band saw and the widest blade I have is 3/8". Anyone got any better ideas.
I would also appreciate any finishing ideas.