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This is a Mission style bed that I designed in SketchUp, and built for my daughter. This was my first project using Mesquite as the primary wood. It proved to be a challenge to find lumber that was relatively clear of worm holes and flaws. My preference was to avoid lumber that required filling large gaps and holes with tinted epoxy or fiberglass resin, but this proved nearly impossible. Both rails and most of the legs required some filler, but these surfaces were fitted on the bed to hid the repairs. I finished the piece with a coat of Linseed Oil, Shellac and finally two or three coats of semi-gloss varnish.

This is a twin size bed with dimensions 51" H (headboard), 36" H (footboard) and 49" W.

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Love it. Good job.
 

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Very nice job, Stephen. This is why I can't get too excited about mesquite. I don't want to spend more on epoxy than the lumber. You know, they say the Aggies are trying to grow straight mesquite trees.;] Thanks for the post.
 

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Great, I like the wood grain and color!
 
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