Pecan Twinsize Beds

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Project by Alin Dobra posted 07-17-2011 09:00 PM 1834 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Twinsize beds for kid’s bedroom. This is the first time I worked with pecan (I can’t say I like it too much but the result is interesting).

My wood guy had some 16-18” wide pecan boards. The panels on the headboard are from such a wide board. On one of the beds I could match the pattern on two of the boards I bought to get perfectly bookmatched panels.

Since my daughter is only 3 and wanders around in bed, I built a rails so she does not fall from bed.

-- -- Alin Dobra, Gainesville, Florida

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#1 posted 07-17-2011 10:02 PM

Nice beds! The matched headboard pieces are truly cool. You don’t sound too happy about the working qualities of the pecan. What was the pecan lie to work with?

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#2 posted 07-17-2011 10:16 PM

mcase: pecan is much harder than cherry and took about twice the effort to scrape it. It also burns easier than cherry and you get ugly marks on it. On top of this it is heavier. As I said, the result is nice and should take use punishment better than cherry (plus you cannot do everything from cherry in a house since it starts to look boring).

-- -- Alin Dobra, Gainesville, Florida

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#3 posted 07-18-2011 07:21 AM

Alin you have constructed a very nice bed. The workmanship is superb and the pictures are good.


-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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#4 posted 07-25-2011 06:09 PM

Nice Design. What did you use to finish? Same finisj throughout? I have a LOT of Pecan after a tornado hit my town, so I am very anxious on getting to use it.

-- If you can't make it right, make it bright!

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