Son's Bunk Beds

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I designed bunk beds for my son in Google SketchUp after looking at many other designs. I built the beds from red oak from St. John's University forests purchased from St. John's Abbey Woodworking. The beds can be split into two extra-long twin beds. The lower bunk's headboard and footboard are larger than the upper bunk's. So when the bed's are separated, the lower bunk's headboard and footboard are the headboards of the individual beds. And the upper bunk's headboard and footboard are the footboards of the individual beds.

Segmented Bowl

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The segmented bowl is made from 232 individual pieces of hackberry and black walnut. The rim diameter is 14" and it is 8" deep. It's finished in 4 coat of Watco Butcher Block Finish, providing a durable and food safe finish.

This bowl was made as a donation to the Empty Bowl fundraiser at the Paramont Arts Center in St. Cloud on March 22nd, 2009. It will be a part of a silent auction to raise money for the Family Crisis Center of Stearns County and Place of Hope ministry.

Queen Headboard, Footboard and Nightstand

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The design is my own. Constructed of red oak, the queen sized headboard stands 64” height. The posts required a shop built extension to his Delta X5 lathe. The bowed drawer of the nightstand was steam bent. Spray finished in a satin lacquer.

Table and Chairs

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A wedding present for my daughter Emily and Jake, constructed of solid red oak. The table top is 42” with a 4” laminated bent apron and turned pedestal base. The chair components were steam bent. The ensemble was finished with three coats of polyurethane.

Jumbo Segmented Vase

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Turned from 668 individual pieces of white oak, black walnut, maple, cherry and Purple Heart on a Delta X5 lathe. The vase stands 24” tall and 14’ at its widest. With a wall thickness if ¼”, it weights less than 5lbs. It’s finished in several coats of Behlen’s Woodturner’s finish.

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