Monday, October 29, 2012

Bed Post Detail (router + paint)

I routed the posts one day after work. I don't know what to call this style, but I learning it while doing timberframing.  It goes best with very large rafter plates or collar ties, but I thought I would bring some of that part of my life into these posts

Router work, in the dark

I then brought the posts inside and began mocking up the headboard and footboard

mock up, trying to figure out what the best height would be for the door relative to post


Intersection detail


Routing profile detail


Another view

Coming up with a color scheme is always annoying, so I batted around a few ideas.  The cedar itself looks pretty good, but having a clean or stained wood next to some battered doors covered with years of peeling paint just didn't have the juxtaposition (architectural buzzword thrown in purposefully).

Since the room is gray, I thought blue might be a good option.  But all the samples were just too rich and bold. Even if you go with something muted, blue is still a very saturated color.  Thus, we decided on simple white (since I have a bunch of semi gloss white around, that didn't hurt) for the whole bed.  In truth, we live in a dingy row home with minimal natural light and tons of greenish-yellowish-brown wallpaper... These light colors are a welcome addition to this space

Primed with oil primer.  Latex paint is easy to clean up, but it sucks.


Posts in line, awaiting assebly
I promise this is the last post on posts.

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