Bed and Side Table

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Project by rustednail posted 02-07-2012 01:31 AM 5342 views 10 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We were given a photo of a bed and side table that was built buy another craftsman and asked if we could build something similar for a full size bed. The large posts for the bed were a key feature he wanted to have and of course the largest posts we have in stock are reclaimed 4”x4”s not the 6”x6” he wanted. So we ended up buying new 4”x4” lumber and wrapping the reclaimed boards around it with mitered edges to appear as a solid 6”x6” reclaimed post. The boards used for this were reclaimed pine from a barn and house. The larger boards are 2”x 6” mortise and tenon into the posts. The post caps were an issue as to what would look best, something small and simple or something larger and built up. what we chose caps that have mitered edges and wrap around the top of the post, glued into place.( Seems to be working out just fine) The finish is Danish oil with 4 coats of gloss Polyurethane.
The side table needed to be real simple, rustic and match the bed frame. It ended up being made out of the left over pieces from the bed frame, with a solid top and 2”x2” legs. This was our first attempt at building a drawer with out mechanical slides. The drawer has side mounted tongue and grooves and slides perfectly. The finish is the same as the bed Danish Oil and Poly.

-- Jeff Burke, Calhoun Ga,

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#1 posted 02-07-2012 02:19 AM

Great looking bed, reclaimed wood, looks like it was built for king, super.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#2 posted 02-07-2012 02:27 AM

That’s one outrageously sturdy bed great job.


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#3 posted 02-07-2012 02:56 AM

Way cool. Would look great in a cabin or log home.

-- Bug from Minnesota. Creating Designer Firewood Since 2006

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#4 posted 02-07-2012 03:10 AM

I love the authentic look from some time ago, great job

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#5 posted 02-07-2012 03:45 AM

Impressive and massive, I really like it

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#6 posted 02-07-2012 04:37 AM

Love the rustic and beefy look very nice bed!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#7 posted 02-07-2012 10:22 AM

Great looking Bed. Rustic as rustic gets. love it.

-- The works of evil people are not the problem. It is the "Good" people standing by and watching not speaking up. Dubsaloon

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#8 posted 02-07-2012 05:46 PM

Looks great! Will be nice sleeping beside that pond

-- "A woodworking project is either a masterpiece or a POS" Dr. Lang

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#9 posted 02-08-2012 02:17 AM

That is a beautiful bed! The massiveness and the reclaimed wood are a perfect combination. I’d probably move it inside though as sleeping under the stars is a summer sport (then the skeeters get you). Great job on this one.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#10 posted 02-10-2012 02:53 AM

Nice job I love the reclaimed wood.

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#11 posted 02-12-2012 11:43 PM

nice massive look, great job, love it, nice lines

-- Stevo, work in tha city woodshop in the country

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