New Bed From Old Wood

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Project by southgalawyer posted 04-02-2014 12:22 AM 1468 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I promised my son I’d build him a bed months ago. The problem was I really didn’t know how, so I kept putting it off. I finally decided to just do what I could and see how it tuned out. I used recycled construction lumber to build the frame; the panels are made from old barn wood. It’s full of mistakes that I had to work around or cover up or correct, but it turned out well enough to please him. And I THINK it’s solid enough to hold up for the long term. We’ll see!

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#1 posted 04-02-2014 01:23 AM

that is really cool, great job

-- steve, simple and effective

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#2 posted 04-02-2014 07:54 AM

Nice work, Looks great.

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

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#3 posted 04-02-2014 12:37 PM

Nice looking bed. I think it is great that you used reclaimed wood to build this for your son. I am sure that the mistakes you made (which were not visible anywhere in the pics) will have yielded many valuable lessons. I know, as a relatively new woodworker myself that every time I do a project and inevitably mess things up I learn a great deal (after a bunch of frustration!).

Again, nice job!

-- ---Howard, Amesbury MA

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#4 posted 04-03-2014 06:37 PM

Good job

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#5 posted 04-08-2014 01:39 PM

It came out great. Like the use of barn wood and very nice colors. I bet he loves it. Great job!

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