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Reclaimed massaranduba bed inspired by Green and Green (G&G)

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Project by mbs posted 08-01-2020 12:58 AM 786 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife and I made a bed out of reclaimed wood (massaranduba) from our deck. Massaranduba is similar to ipe. It’s finished with danish oil. I talked my Grandson into sanding for a while. We’re going to make some matching nightstands next.

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.





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#1 posted 08-01-2020 01:15 AM

so it’s like ipe that means it took you and 3 strong friends to get it into the bedroom-lol.wow as a lover of all things g&g,me like a lot!!! nice inspirational piece,cant wait to see those night stands.so i gotta ask,is it as bad working with as ipe? because if it isn’t i might look into it because i love the beauty of ipe but the weight and blade dulling pain in the ass difficulty working it turns me off.and i can get ipe at wholesale prices! beautiful work mbs.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#2 posted 08-01-2020 01:27 AM

its just as bad as ipe. And to make it worse, the wood was on an exposed deck for many years so a lot of dirt/silica and other stuff was in the wood. I pressure washed the wood before working it and I had sparks coming out of my planer motor!

The headboard weighs 55 lbs and the Footboard weighs 43 lbs.

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#3 posted 08-01-2020 01:30 AM



its just as bad as ipe. And to make it worse, the wood was on an exposed deck for many years so a lot of dirt/silica and other stuff was in the wood. I pressure washed the wood before working it and I had sparks coming out of my planer motor!

The headboard weighs 55 lbs and the Footboard weighs 43 lbs.

- mbs

t-lol.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#4 posted 08-01-2020 05:23 AM

That is a beautiful bed. Incredible job on the headboard. I know what you went through working with massaranduba. I built my front deck and a desk and a bookcase with it a few years ago and remember the smoke coming off the drill bits while predrilling the screw holes. Not to mention the stainless screws breaking off halfway in way too many times. Reminds me of Cumaru in its workability(or lack of). Had a friend in the lumber business a few years back who had a mill in Brazil and imported a lot of the Brazilian hardwoods up to the Pacific NW. Massaranduba, Ipe, and Tigerwood were the main big sellers. Costs to get it up here got so high he’s pretty much out of the business now and deals in only high end domestic wood now. As you have shown it makes some beautiful furniture.

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#5 posted 08-01-2020 10:02 AM

That bed is beautiful. Love g&g.

-- Petey

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#6 posted 08-01-2020 03:37 PM

Nice project! I’m sure that will last for generations.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#7 posted 08-01-2020 04:19 PM



That is a beautiful bed. Incredible job on the headboard. I know what you went through working with massaranduba. I built my front deck and a desk and a bookcase with it a few years ago and remember the smoke coming off the drill bits while predrilling the screw holes. Not to mention the stainless screws breaking off halfway in way too many times. Reminds me of Cumaru in its workability(or lack of). Had a friend in the lumber business a few years back who had a mill in Brazil and imported a lot of the Brazilian hardwoods up to the Pacific NW. Massaranduba, Ipe, and Tigerwood were the main big sellers. Costs to get it up here got so high he s pretty much out of the business now and deals in only high end domestic wood now. As you have shown it makes some beautiful furniture.

- mjheck

I put down about 800 sqft of deck 15 years ago. I think I broke 27 drill bits, used a dozen torx bits and snapped numerous stainless steel screws.

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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#8 posted 08-01-2020 10:56 PM

Beautiful use of reclaimed wood. Great design and execution.

-- Pax - Maryland

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#9 posted 08-02-2020 02:17 AM

Wow! I liket it all!! The design, wood appearance, reclamation, G&G touches, wood tree trunk shapes. Getting grandkids involved is added bonus points. Really well done.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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#10 posted 08-02-2020 05:57 PM

Cool design, excellent work.

-- https://www.artisticwoodstudio.com/videos

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