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    test fitting the corner joint for my son's first bed. douglas fir post with poplar rails.

    _Yoog_, Vince Thigpen, and 17 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. tmshaffer 36 months ago | reply

      That is a work of art

    2. davidrockdan 36 months ago | reply

      thanks. the design is really slick, if only I could take credit for that...

    3. tmshaffer 36 months ago | reply

      JUst recreating it shows me how much I have to learn

    4. thatjonjackson 36 months ago | reply

      Sweet.

      Where did you get the design / inspiration from?

    5. davidrockdan 36 months ago | reply

      it started with a Google search for "Japanese bed" which brought to www.orientalfurniture.com/ - their "Tatami Platform Bed" is the basic design. that was the first time I saw the joint. then after a little more looking around I found this: lumberjocks.com/projects/22165 which gave me more than enough to get started.

    6. thatjonjackson 36 months ago | reply

      Nice. thanks.

      That's some amazing work, Japanese craftsmen do some amazing work.

    7. fredboness 36 months ago | reply

      Needs to be made into a glass top table. Show off the workmanship and design.

    8. xanderashwell 36 months ago | reply

      Amazing.. sounds like our projects are very much in tune... I started a similar project a few weeks ago, building a japanese inspired king-size bed. I came across a similar "inspiration" project on instructables (nowhere near as polished as the one on lumberjocks that you linked to) and decided to use English Oak and Elm for mine.

      Lo and behold, this image appears on my MAKE rss feed a few days later... great work!

      Here's an image of my progress to date:

      I have no power tools, so this is all chisels/japanese pullsaw/trysquare/sweat. I'd like to think that's why it doesn't look as clean and crisp as yours, and will keep telling myself that!

    9. davidrockdan 36 months ago | reply

      very cool! power tools certainly make it easier (at least for me). I made a few practice joints using only hand tools so I can safely say... your joint looks really good! one thing I leaned after the test cuts was to not make the joint too tight. everything slips together fairly easily and after it's all together it's solid. I'm still debating if I should try to 'pin' in all together, not because I don't think it's strong, but because my 2 year old will try to take it apart...

    10. davidrockdan 36 months ago | reply

      that's an idea... but alas it's destined to be handed over to a 2 year old who will do everything in his power to destroy it (or at least color all over it when no one is looking.)

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