Custom Bed - Canadian Woodworking Magazine

Woodworkers' Gallery: Zhi Tian designed and made this bed for his son's sixth birthday. 

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Custom Bed



Made by Zhi Tian

He spent about two years making it, working evenings and weekends when he could, as he works full time, and “life” often gets in the way of his shop time. Aside from finding time to work on the project, Tian said the most difficult part of the build was the inlay, though the numerous curves came a close second. The frame is hard maple and black cherry, and the inlay is purple heart, mahogany, walnut, cherry, maple and locust. Five coats of clear Danish oil help protect the bed. When asked if there was anything else he would like to say about the bed, Tian said “I have to thank my wife and son for their support, as my wife took most of the housework so I could focus on the bed.”

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