Spruce Slab and teak bed

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Project by Brent Livingwell posted 02-10-2012 02:44 AM 2893 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ah, Finally a project for me…..or should i should say, for the wifey.

Wifey wanted new king size bed, so the queen log bed is now downstairs and I made this one.
We were inspired by the classic Nakashima walnut slab bed. I went to the lumber yard and looked around. Many great slabs but all very expensive.
As we were about to leave I found this gem out in the snow, weathered and wet.
It is a huge spruce slab, 3 inches thick and just long enough for a king size head board (80 inches) and 30 inches wide.
I made a simple bed frame (just 4 boards) with some simple feet.
The head board is bolted to posts (with elongated holes of course) and then bolted to the back rail.
We got an organic bed as a gift (or every gift for the next 2 years) so the finish is just organic bees wax over organic black tea stain.

I never took a picture with the slates, but there are 10 2×6’s running length wise.

-- Things of the greatest worth are from the Earth. If you tell yourself that something is "close enough" it is it again.

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#1 posted 02-10-2012 02:47 AM

That’s really nice, I love the Spruce slab headboard, adds so much character to the project.

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

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#2 posted 02-10-2012 05:05 AM

Very cool bed well done.


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#3 posted 02-10-2012 12:04 PM

Nice work, I love the rustic look and when people use slabs. The bow tie inlays are a nice touch. Did you fill the knot holes or leave them open? I fill mine with 5 min 2 part epoxy and add a drop or two of dye to color it. It works well. Great job on this!

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

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#4 posted 02-12-2012 05:30 PM

Checked out your projects page. I like your sense of color, and balance. I appears you are exploring many areas, from doors and cabinetry to beds! It also appears you are enjoying what you do. Went to your homepage to find out a little about you. Appears you are a person of many talents and few words. LOL

Very nice piece!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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