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This piece we made from reclaimed Douglas Fir. It has 4-3/4" wide x 1" thick slats under the mattress. It has our weathered texture with distressed black & blue worn finish with our water borne agualenta top coat. It has more than adequate 1-1/2" rope for support & added character. The bed uses all mortise & tenon with no metal fasteners.

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Very nice. I can picture that hanging out by the pool for one of those relaxing moments
 

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Very nice. I can picture that hanging out by the pool for one of those relaxing moments
Thank you so much!! :)
Still new to the site, but I should have some more posted soon. Look forward to being more involved with this community
 

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I love your swing. Added to favorites. Thanks for posting and a big welcome to LJs.
 

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Mortise and tenon??? do tell!
 

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Looks sturdy and comfortable! I'll need a dozen yards of mosquito netting to go with this. Sqeeters LOVE me!
 

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Thanks everyone!!! I finally updated the description so everyone has a better idea of the construction of this piece. :)

@KelvinGrove Yes! It is all Mortise & Tenon ;)
@Willie It has wide slats on the bottom that the mattress rests on
 

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Daily Top 3!!! Wow! What an honor!!! Thank you!!!!! :D
 

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welcome to LJs ,thats to cool ,need one but then i would never get in the shop be swinging out side ,great build,congrats on the top three
 

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I love the rustic look of this. Looks very comfy :) What size is the mattress if you don't mind my asking?
 

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@Eddie Thank you!!! :)

@Marty Smoley - This one is made to fit a Twin mattress!
 

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@RealAntqWood You guys are so sweet!!! Thank y'all for such kind words. Let's not forget what exceptional work y'all have too!!! ;)
 

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Can this be mounted in a bedroom?
 

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@Andygulfcoast Yes it can! :)
 

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@Andygulfcoast Sorry, I wasn't sure if you were asking a yes or no question or an explanation…but I wanted to add that it can hang from a ceiling joist. Or you could get three beams and put one on the ceiling and one under each end to support it…that could look really good I think personally. Hope that made sense :)
 

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That's one heck of an unparalleled project! Great idea. Well done.
 

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Well, in a bedroom it would be easy to vaccuum under!
 

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@ocelot haha yes it would! :)
 

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Very nice
 
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