shawn fender [09/15/2008]
I think it looks great . To me, walnut is probably one of the greatest materials to work with as far as appearance goes. With an oil finish it just glows. My only question, and I understand that you said you would handle it differently now, but it appears that the doors are a true rail and stile, with a shallow motise and tenon, so why even have the pocket screws there? I like the the shaker/ arch thing quite a bit. Very nice.
I am honestly puzzled now that you said that. I don't know why the pocket screws are even there unless I was planning on a different method for the center panel or I was overly excited to use all my new tools. It was my first project about 7 months ago..who knows. You have a good eye!
sean m titmas [09/16/2008]
nice job. i remember building some flat panel cabinet doors when i first got into pocket screwing. the shallow dado was there to hold the center panel only and the stile/rail connection was made up with the screws. either way its a nice unit. i really like the drawer fronts being set back.
Thank you. Glad you could see what I was doing with the setback drawers.
Frank Williamson [09/19/2008]
Stephen, Great work! Can I ask why you chose to use walnut? I know it is beautiful and unusual but pretty expensive right? Man again, Great work!
Thank you. I appreciate the comment. Walnut is pricy compared to oak, maple, and the likes but nothing compared to the exotics and highly figured woods. There is a lot of veneered plywood in this bed as well which really helps out. I'd love to build this bed again but with my newly gained experience!