This project was completed with a combination of traditional and cnc techniques and was modified from an Arts and Crafts Queen size bed in Fine Woodworking and made from cherry. The curve for the headboard and foot board was cut on the cnc machine, and I did try experimenting with cutting the tenons on the cnc machine, which was partially successful, but it ended up being faster to use a router table.
I tried out a vcarve inlay on the foot board with maple as the male material and it came out very nicely, probably because of its simplicity. The detail on the headboard was also done with a cutout and texturing toolpath. Other than a few mistakes the entire thing came out very well (for an amateur).
Post by traindriver on Feb 9, 2019 20:36:28 GMT -5
The bed looks fantastic! Truly an heirloom piece. The inlay didn't come out nicely because of it's simplicity, it came out nicely because you did a good job on it. The coca-cola bottle inlay that I did was only my second V-carve inlay, and from a JPEG at that, and it came out fine, so don't be afraid to tackle an inlay with a lot of detail. When I cut the male and female pieces of this, they looked awful, and I didn't think it would work, but I am still amazed at the result.
Thanks, one of the big problems I had was that the headboard main stile did not align with the detail of the headboard so it looks a little funky, it was something I could have fixed during the glue up if I had been paying attention.