built in box beds hand carved

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Project by Thor posted 01-20-2010 10:41 PM 2930 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I carved and built these two full sized beds for the upstairs of my house. They eliminate the need for a guest room and give privacy to the occupants.
One theme is night and the other is day.
Carvings are all done by hand tools in pine and painted with oil pigments.

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#1 posted 01-20-2010 10:44 PM

I must say, very unusual to see “build in beds” however, I like the idea a lot.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#2 posted 01-20-2010 11:08 PM

Very nice! The header carvings add a nice touch.
Thanks for sharing.

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#3 posted 01-21-2010 12:49 AM

Haven’t seen anything like that in… I shouldn’t say, but it was a LONG time ago… I didn’t think anyone was doing built ins anymore… I remember as a kid I had a neighbor family that did built ins in their finished attic to provide ample “bedroom” space for a fairly sizeable family in a small house…

Love the carvings too!

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#4 posted 01-22-2010 02:59 PM

Hi Thor….............great idea! I have seen this simmilar syle in a mansion in Hillsboro Ohio, I like the looks!


-- Robin Renee'

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#5 posted 01-22-2010 04:17 PM

Awesome idea and wonderfully appropiate carvings!!! This is a great idea I like it alot !!

-- J.Palmer,Texas,

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#6 posted 01-22-2010 05:49 PM

Different, looks great.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#7 posted 01-23-2010 05:08 PM

Thanks for the comments.
The beds are very comfortable and cozy. My 81 year old mother stayed with me and slept in one, and was very impressed at how much at home she felt in her little space.

The beds are fashioned after Scandinavian built in beds, and I’ve found them to be very practical.
Thanks again for looking.

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#8 posted 01-27-2010 10:24 AM

great job on those beds
one of the resens that the skandinaviens build themthis way was becourse there were lot warmer
during the cold nights and thats why the curtens


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#9 posted 09-18-2010 05:26 PM

That is so magical. I have always wanted to try something like that, but it seems so overwhelming and time-consuming

-- ~christine @ used2btrees

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