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Offline Brian Livingstone

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Re: [Project 48] Black Walnut California King Bed w/ Floating Nightstands
« Reply #60 on: January 13, 2022, 08:39 AM »
Hi Matt,

Beautiful work !   Thank you for taking the time to document the build and sharing.   I just finished a king size bed (also in walnut).   I used one DF700 connector as well as two 14MM dominos at the four corners.   The DF700 connectors are amazing.   

Best regards. 

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Offline mattbyington

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Re: [Project 48] Black Walnut California King Bed w/ Floating Nightstands
« Reply #61 on: January 19, 2022, 05:22 PM »
@tallgrass hahahah thanks man. you are way too nice. I am going to use General Finishes Arm-R-Seal in Satin for the finish. Glad you like the drill guide! I thought it was pretty well made. I know it isn't cheap but components felt good to me and it has come in handy already. Glad my recommendation didn't go poorly.

@CeeJay thanks!!

@woodwise thanks so much appreciate it, of course !

@Brian Livingstone thank you very much! That's awesome! DF700 and connectors sound awesome. I honestly contemplated picking one up but already having the DF500 I felt like I could make it work with the 10mm dominos. We'll see. I used 3 or 4 at all structural joints so hopefully that's enough.

Really appreciate everyone's responses!

This past 3 day weekend I finished all the hard parts - and let me tell you that was a lot of work. Just a lot of surface area, waiting, sanding, flipping, etc. Pretty exhausted but happy it's behind me.

Also I attached the mattress support bars that the mattress slats will lay on as well.

Sort of in the home stretch here...

Matt


Offline mattbyington

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Re: [Project 48] Black Walnut California King Bed w/ Floating Nightstands
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Offline mattbyington

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Offline neilc

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Re: [Project 48] Black Walnut California King Bed w/ Floating Nightstands
« Reply #64 on: January 19, 2022, 07:57 PM »
Looking great, Matt! 

Question - given your proximity to neighbors, do you have to be mindful about noise or hours when you can do work?

Offline tallgrass

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Re: [Project 48] Black Walnut California King Bed w/ Floating Nightstands
« Reply #65 on: January 19, 2022, 10:42 PM »
No he does not, he has a work shop hidden in some other location, where saw dust is made and projects are not finished in a timely fashion. these are pictures of his glamour shop. Until I see some saw dust, a pic of an unfinished project stuffed into a corner or a pile of scrap wood that looks like a Jenga pile. Who would complain? Yea, I am going to go over and talk to the man who is getting stuff done with style, while I struggle with any portion of the honey do list. :)

Offline mattbyington

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Re: [Project 48] Black Walnut California King Bed w/ Floating Nightstands
« Reply #66 on: January 30, 2022, 01:11 PM »
@neilc thanks! I do need to be very careful, I keep the garage door closed at all times and run the air filter constantly. I also installed a "window" AC unit to keep me cold and drilled a 4" hole in the wall, all of this just to keep the door closed to keep the neighbors happy.

@tallgrass hahahahah I was laughing at your response for at least 2 minutes. thanks man. you are too nice to me.

well ... without further delay, it is IN!!!

Now, I haven't done the nightstand drawers yet nor the 3 drawers for the footboard.

I'll keep this thread updated with the drawers and the final shots, but check it out!!!

Matt






Offline mattbyington

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Offline Michael Kellough

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Re: [Project 48] Black Walnut California King Bed w/ Floating Nightstands
« Reply #68 on: January 30, 2022, 01:16 PM »
It’s beautiful Matt!

Offline tallgrass

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« Reply #69 on: January 30, 2022, 01:57 PM »
Well done. It takes guts to do something that is creative and of your own mind. Keep up the great work.

Offline Peter Halle

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Re: [Project 48] Black Walnut California King Bed w/ Floating Nightstands
« Reply #70 on: January 30, 2022, 03:35 PM »
@mattbyington That rocks!  Thanks for sticking with us here and posting images of your builds!  I remember some of the early ones and the comments then and now WOW you have taken off.

Peter

Offline afish

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Re: [Project 48] Black Walnut California King Bed w/ Floating Nightstands
« Reply #71 on: January 30, 2022, 04:23 PM »
Dang, Walnut mattress slates?  Seems a little wasteful, save some walnut for the rest of us. Awesome work though and very unique design. 

Offline rvieceli

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Re: [Project 48] Black Walnut California King Bed w/ Floating Nightstands
« Reply #72 on: January 30, 2022, 04:40 PM »
Very nicely done Matt. Beautiful piece.

Ron

Offline CeeJay

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« Reply #73 on: January 30, 2022, 05:12 PM »
That’s beautiful Matt!


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Offline kmickey

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Re: [Project 48] Black Walnut California King Bed w/ Floating Nightstands
« Reply #74 on: January 31, 2022, 01:08 AM »
Do you follow the strobist website?  Hiding the light behind the headboard makes a huge difference in your pictures.

Offline notenoughcash

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Re: [Project 48] Black Walnut California King Bed w/ Floating Nightstands
« Reply #75 on: January 31, 2022, 04:04 AM »
That is the nicest bed i have ever seen.  that is one amazing bit of woodworking, 10/10 and a gold star for you matt [thumbs up] [not worthy]
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Offline mattbyington

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Re: [Project 48] Black Walnut California King Bed w/ Floating Nightstands
« Reply #76 on: February 07, 2022, 07:40 PM »
@Michael Thank you so much!!

@tallgrass thanks so much man!

@Peter Halle thank you! Yeah, the early ones were rough :) thanks so much for the kind words!

@afish yes totally. I thought the same thing. I tried to use the rougher boards with a lot of knots and such. It's what I had a LOT of off-cuts from in the shop already... so I figured why not. I do realize it wasn't really necessary.

@rvieceli thanks!!

@CeeJay thank you!

@kmickey I don't, no! Positive difference or negative difference do you think? (Sorry if it's a stupid question). Actually that's part of my home automation that I setup for my wife and I. when I plug my phone in to my nightstand at night (ok nightstand doesn't exist yet but it will) it automatically dims those lights from 100% to 0% over 10 minutes, 10% per minute as like a "sunset".

@notenoughcash thank you so much I really appreciate it!!!

I started on the nightstand drawers this past weekend, pictures coming in a few days!

Thanks so much for everyone's kind words. It means a lot.

Matt

Offline kmickey

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Re: [Project 48] Black Walnut California King Bed w/ Floating Nightstands
« Reply #77 on: February 08, 2022, 10:29 PM »
It’s good. Backlighting is usually a good thing in a photo, adds definition to the shape.

Offline kmickey

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Re: [Project 48] Black Walnut California King Bed w/ Floating Nightstands
« Reply #78 on: February 08, 2022, 10:29 PM »
It’s good. Backlighting is usually a good thing in a photo, adds definition to the shape.

Offline mattbyington

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Re: [Project 48] Black Walnut California King Bed w/ Floating Nightstands
« Reply #79 on: February 14, 2022, 06:35 PM »
@kmickey got it, thanks.

Okay team ... nightstand drawer boxes and drawers are up next here. A bit unique on the design - my wife wanted no hardware for the drawers but also didn't want a hole to open them. I think "inset" drawers look better than "overlay" so that provided a bit of a challenge. What I'm trying to do here is make them "inset" for everything except "overlay" on the bottom. The idea is that I'll route a curve or groove or chamfer on the bottom of the drawer face and you can grab that but it still "looks" like inset on the sides and top... if that makes sense.

Worked a ton on it this past weekend - drawer fronts are still coming...

Matt

PS @tallgrass including a couple "In progress" photos just for you good sir, to prove my shop gets messy!









Offline mattbyington

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Offline rvieceli

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Re: [Project 48] Black Walnut California King Bed w/ Floating Nightstands
« Reply #82 on: February 14, 2022, 07:01 PM »
Very nice Matt.

I have some curls of walnut off the jointer that I can mail you. You can throw them around on the floor. 😜😜😜

Ron

Offline vkumar

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Re: [Project 48] Black Walnut California King Bed w/ Floating Nightstands
« Reply #83 on: February 15, 2022, 12:08 AM »
Nice job Matt.  Out of the box thinking of a very creative design.

Vijay
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Offline notenoughcash

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Re: [Project 48] Black Walnut California King Bed w/ Floating Nightstands
« Reply #84 on: February 20, 2022, 09:43 AM »
absoultly amazin.

i still dont know how you build anything without any dust.  i use DC on everything, but i still have 10mil of sawdust on the floor. [scared]
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Offline Richard/RMW

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« Reply #85 on: February 20, 2022, 03:10 PM »

PS @tallgrass including a couple "In progress" photos just for you good sir, to prove my shop gets messy!


Geeze, what a pigsty...  [poke]



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Offline mattbyington

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Re: [Project 48] Black Walnut California King Bed w/ Floating Nightstands
« Reply #86 on: February 21, 2022, 04:09 PM »
@rvieceli hahahaha thanks man

@vkumar thanks!!

@notenoughcash ah thanks so much man!! haha yeah. there is dust... I mean I do have some "tricks of the trade"

- Get a roomba. seriously. I have one and it is awesome for sawdust. having the floor expoxy coated like min helps a lot with pickup.
- Air purifier (I have the Jet) for the small stuff
- Vacuum tools and workbenches after use
- Then periodically, run the roomba, turn air purifier on "MAX" and compressed-air blow stuff around your shop. The stuff that settles on the floor will be picked up by the roomba and the stuff that is in the air will be picked up by the purifier.

I also change filters on everything between every project. (OK not the big dust collector but like, I change out the bag on the CTs and such). It's expensive and I do it prematurely but I find the suction is better with a fresh bag.

@richard/BMW hahahahaha close one on that one man. Almost got it on the workbench!!

Well team.... we're in the home stretch here.

I still have to:

1) Drawer fronts for the nightstand drawers
2) 3 drawers for the footboard.

And then she is done!!

Matt

Offline mattbyington

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Re: [Project 48] Black Walnut California King Bed w/ Floating Nightstands
« Reply #87 on: February 27, 2022, 02:17 PM »
Well team. The bed is now 100% complete.

Since I last posted here, I finished up the drawer fronts for the night stands and built 3 drawers for the footboard and made those drawer fronts as well. The night stand ones are interesting - the wife wanted a clean look without hardware but also no hole. So I did chamfer on the underside of the drawer front and made the bottom of the nightstand box 1" less deep if that makes any sense. Looks clean.

The footboard drawers got a semi-circle at the top.

This has been SUCH a fun build. I wanted to thank everyone for hanging in with me. Been so much fun talking to all of you.

If you made it this far, here's something fun. There is a secret compartment somewhere in this bed build that I have not shown yet. The first person who guesses the location of the compartment (I'll post pictures in a few days) I will mail 2x of Rob's new Aluminum Track Stars free of charge: https://dashboardpws.com/products/universal-track-star

Thanks for looking team :)

Matt








Offline mattbyington

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Offline rmhinden

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Re: [Project 48] Black Walnut California King Bed w/ Floating Nightstands
« Reply #89 on: February 27, 2022, 02:23 PM »
Very impressive work!   

Bob