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    traditional bed #2

    For several weekends now, I have been building another 4 poster bed . This one is for my wife, as she really liked the one I made for our daughter. The Head and footboard is higher on this one! I got it to the test fit stage today.
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    That's a beautiful looking bed Bryan. When attaching a fairly large chunk of wood to the posts like you did in the foot-board, how do you accommodate wood movement?

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    Looking great so far, Bryan!
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    Wow! Looks great so far, Bryan. It's always a pleasure seeing your work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Calver View Post
    That's a beautiful looking bed Bryan. When attaching a fairly large chunk of wood to the posts like you did in the foot-board, how do you accommodate wood movement?
    Loose mortise & tenon fit and eight 3/8 -16 x 6 bolts and embedded T-nuts hold the bed together. I drill a 1&3/8" hole and chisel a flat area for the T-nut. Only parts getting glue will be the 3 piece posts, once I have all the finish on them.

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    I now have most of the parts sprayed, except I have to redo the footboard I laid it on the router table to dry with a scrap board as a spacer, which glued itself into the lacquer on the face side of the footboard . I sanded it back, stained, and waiting for some spare time to heat up the shop and spray. Headboard turned out nice!
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    you sure get your moneys worth out of that duplicator and the lathe its hooked to if i were to go to the spinny side i would like to have a duplicate of your setup..
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    thankyou for always sharing bryan.
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    Interesting, I hadn't thought of doing bed bolts in both directions. Certainly looks like a solid idea.

    Are you putting medallions or plugs over the bolt holes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan Mooney View Post
    Interesting, I hadn't thought of doing bed bolts in both directions. Certainly looks like a solid idea.

    Are you putting medallions or plugs over the bolt holes?
    Yes, you need 6 covers for this bed, $4 from Lee Valley. Having the head and footboard come apart from the posts makes it easy to transport.

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