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Platform Bed in American Tulipwood
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Platform Bed in American Tulipwood

I wanted to build a Platform Bed with American Tulipwood ((Liriodendron tulipifera) because I love the workability, grain and color of this wood species. Most people who build Platform Beds do so using various species of pine, with sections that are, for my liking, too thick and painted hiding the grain.

I hate it when people call American Tulipwood, Poplar, because Poplar is a genus that grows in Europe (Populus alba) and while they do share common characteristics, American Tulipwood has more interesting grain patterns and color defintions.

Also, my respect for the wood, similar to that shown by Japanese woodworker, does not permit me to paint it with color - I just stain it and seal it to show it's beauty.

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Wish I had a close up of the grain on those side panels, very nice!


do you have plans for this project?

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Difficulty: Easy
Category: Furniture

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