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post #1 of 7 Old 12-11-2019, 01:24 AM Thread Starter
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Black Walnut Low Profile Bed

Hello Professions and Amateurs alike! This is my first post ad Iím a wood fanatic be it custom made exotic guitars or modern furniture. I had a creative wood worker on the west coast build a low profile east coast walnut platform bed and was curious how all of you feel about the the wild headboard results. Iím on the fence about having it done a bit more uniform in color. However, the side panels and footboard are all perfect slightly wavy boards and very uniform leaving the headboard as the standout character. Do you think itís too much for a modern bed? Do you feel he picks high quality boards? Iím very interested in your opinions as I myself am not a woodworker, but an avid fan of great walnut furniture. The top pick is of one he build for someone else and is more of a reference. The rest are picks of the finished headboard. Thanks kindly and anticipate your opinions and thoughts of the character and if you think it turned out well or if itís a bit too abstract. FYI-The only sap wood is at the bottom interior under the mattress. No sapwood showing when put together. To be honest, itís the light area of the top right that worries me in that Iím concerned it will appear as unbalanced. I hope Iím wrong! 🤞

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post #2 of 7 Old 12-11-2019, 09:08 AM
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Welcome to the forum! Add your location to your profile so it will show in the side panel. Add your first name to your signature line so we'll know what to call you.

I edited your post to show photos because most won't click on a link. I like the variations in the Walnut. That's just part of the beauty and I like the lighter area, wouldn't change a thing. My take on it is that if someone wants uniform coloring then stay away from real wood. The piece looks nice like it is.

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David, thank you kindly for the edit and great advice! My name is Chad and I’m in the Mid West - Wisconsin to be precise. Ironic as I work in software and I’m still figuring out how to add my location lol.

Anyhow, thank you for you opinion of the finished headboard. I like abstract art so I do like all the character that popped on the finished headboard. I went with a simple oil blend finish and feed-n-wax. Soo silky smooth.

Thanks for the update warm welcome and advice David! Much appreciated!

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That's beautiful grain...be proud.

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My take on it is that if someone wants uniform coloring then stay away from real wood. The piece looks nice like it is.
nice piece chad, welcome to the forum
i agree with difalkner, his comment made me chuckle
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Yep, I like the way the boards match up and were laid out. They look very nice.

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Nicely done!

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