Twin Bed Frame ~ Recycled Wood

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Project by TheeWoodShed posted 04-01-2014 10:10 PM 1823 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another project made from recycled wood that was headed to a fire. This is my grandson’s bed frame that I build from odds n ends. I made the legs from 3” sq Ash stock that I planed down to 2 1/2” sq. Then I made the foot board out of glued up pine that I had in my wood pile. The only thing on the head board that I used from the pile I had purchased was the top of the head board. Thankfully I didnt have to mess with all the dowel rods. I made the lower part of it and then the rails were shortened to fit a twin.

We tried a new poly/stain combo that totally backfired. I had to let the wood completely dry and then re-sand all of the wood down. Then I painted the head board and foot board. I kept the rails pine and stained to offset for colored effect.

Pic 1: Grandson sending me a HUG as a thank you.
Pic 2: Finished bed.
Pic 3: Frame fitting.
Pic 4: Painted Head Board
Pic 5: Painted Foot Board

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#1 posted 04-01-2014 11:45 PM

Excellent project – love the fact it is reclaimed!

-- Greg Simon

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#2 posted 04-02-2014 09:27 AM

So who is a happy boy!

-- Regards Rob

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#3 posted 04-03-2014 05:22 AM

Nice bed. Even after a long time your grandson will remember that his granddad made a bed for him.


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#4 posted 04-08-2014 01:37 PM

Looks great, like the design and finish. I’m sure he’s proud that Grand Pa made it for him. Great job!

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