Thursday, February 10, 2011

Bed Extensions, making a Full into a Queen

This bed came in as part of a complete bedroom set, which. We have already stripped the entire set of the finish you see in this picture and are now moving on to repairs and other interesting projects.  Well, I guess I should say, project. This is a Full sized bed, most older beds were not made in a Queen or King size.  The customer is asking us to design an extension so that the bed can be made into a Queen.  We love interesting projects like this where our creativity can shine.

What we have decided to do, is make the extensions using the old bedrails.  Since a Queen is longer than a Full, they will need to be replaced anyway.  If we use the wood for the extensions, then it will match the rest of the bed, as far as age and grain.  We don't want them to look like awkward extensions though, so they have been cut to match the decorative panel at the top of the  Headboard, an the carving on the top of each extension mimics the carving on the head and footboard.  I think it is going to turn out so well, and I can hardly wait to show you the finished result.

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