Finally finished my boy’s bunk beds. We used walnut that I had rejected for other projects (pieces with bug holes, big structural cracks that needed to be filled with epoxy, extra sappy pieces, etc.).And we incorporated a live edge into each headboard. The lower bunks are up high so that we can eventually build a bank of drawers to put under there.
Dutchman patches and bow ties for three days straight on this live edge walnut headboard. The “Dutchman patch” is an inlay technique that has been around forever (AKA: butterflies, bow ties, keys, etc) . These repairs and reinforcements are commonly seen on boats, furniture, doors, etc. The photo below shows an antique with some dutchman patches. I’ll post more photos of the headboard when I get it finished.