Finished but incomplete bed frame

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Project by Monte Pittman posted 10-19-2013 02:41 AM 2315 views 1 time favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was made as the customer requested, with no headboard. It is a king size bed frame. Made of beetle kill pine. The box spring will be hidden by the side panels. It is 20 inches tall.

They have a store bought headboard they will put with it. In my mind, I will be making a headboard eventually for it. I haven’t seen their headboard, but I can’t see finding store bought to match live edge. Time will tell.

Thanks for looking

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#1 posted 10-19-2013 03:14 AM

I agree Monte…they will definitely need a “Monte Headboard” to make this set look complete…Very nice…!

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#2 posted 10-19-2013 06:22 AM

A Monte Pitman base needs a Monte Pitman headboard

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#3 posted 10-19-2013 07:58 AM

Monte, great bed! Way to go!

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

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#4 posted 10-19-2013 10:15 AM

great looking bed Monte. I noticed the bark, the pine I’ve sawed here in Bama the bark loosens and falls off very easily. Your slabs with bark gives even more of a rustic look.

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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#5 posted 10-19-2013 10:52 AM

Note on the bark.

I drag claw hammer over the bark. Anything remotely loose is removed. Everything else gets multiple coats of finish. It very firm.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#6 posted 10-19-2013 11:07 AM

Nice frame! What’d you use for the corner hardware?

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Monte Pittman

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#7 posted 10-19-2013 11:10 AM

Corner hardware is from Rockler

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#8 posted 10-19-2013 11:27 AM

Nice bed! Definitely needs your headboard. I say… make a headboard they can’t resist and send them a photo.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#9 posted 10-19-2013 11:32 AM

You did a great job on this and I think they are making a mistake by putting their own headboard on it. That is some beautiful wood and grain too.

Do projects like this impress the “supervisor” that’s lounging on top of the table? LOL

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#10 posted 10-19-2013 01:32 PM

Love that beetle pine. I agree with others, they should just get the matching headboard now.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#11 posted 10-19-2013 05:01 PM

Great looking bed Monte! I really like the rustic look – but like everyone else, I can’t imagine a headboard that doesn’t match the rest of the bed. The matching headboard would really make this piece pop even more.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#12 posted 10-19-2013 11:47 PM

Great job buddy. Im sure they will see the need for a Monte headboard.

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#13 posted 10-20-2013 12:54 AM

Nice Monte, the ole saying they’ll be back :)

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#14 posted 10-20-2013 03:30 AM

Nice work! Love the wood!

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#15 posted 10-20-2013 03:55 AM

just saw this, it looks great, for sure needs a custom headboard, i hope they see that…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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