Bench from old rope bed

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Project by lrob posted 08-22-2011 09:32 PM 5164 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Got and old rope bed at an auction for $15 and cleaned it up. I shortened the rails and put a wide pine seat on it. The rails were mortised and tenioned, so I had to redrill the tenions and doweled them. I left the rope strechers on as it gave it a antiques look. Stained and finished in english chestnut. I also applied a stain lacquer to soften the look. Can’t wait to find another bed. Most auction they are going for little or nothing.

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#1 posted 08-22-2011 09:35 PM

Looks Great! should be more comfortable than a rope bed.
Only problem here is we don’t have rope beds in my area of the country.

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#2 posted 08-22-2011 09:37 PM

Awesome! I love the rollerpress design on the headboard. That’s a bunch of wood for $15! Nice job.

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#3 posted 08-23-2011 12:19 AM

I like this one !
Nice re-use of materials. ☺

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#4 posted 08-25-2011 05:47 AM

That is wonderful !


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