I hoped all week that the vendor hadn’t sold them and there they ere this morning. We struck a deal and so I brought them home to my workshop.
…pass it on!
Recycle a wardrobe into a table…
Now it’s as I suspected with regards to the joinery used to make the head and footboard. There is none. The bed frame is joined with 7/16″ dowels rather than mortise and tenon joints. But the wood is solid and quartersawn in places. Its English oak which strikes a cord with me because it’s so nice to work.
…forget the dowels, keep the oak
I dismantled the bed. It didn’t take too much knocking apart with a block and soft-head hammer. Now here is my plan. I want to build a couple of pieces with the panels. One will be a Craftsman-style rocking chair, I think. I can use one of the panels in the center of the back between slats.
Two panels will make door panels in a wall cupboard, which I will use for the right range of tools, maybe. The fourth panel I will use to make a table to go with the chair.
Watch my creative workspace working.