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#1 posted 10-20-2007 09:53 PM

My son would like me to make a bedroom set for him for christmas using barnwood. We have great barnwood, beams, hand-hewn logs, etc. on our farm. I don’t have much experience so I want it to be very rough and basic (per his request). He has a friend who’s dad made one. Basically it was a headboard, simple nightstand, etc. Any pictures, websites, plans to help me get starte

-- Beth, Kentucky

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#2 posted 10-20-2007 10:05 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks. Glad to have you aboard.

Here is a picture that Mark Decou saw in last years Western Design Conference. It might give you something to start on. Probably minus the wheels.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia †

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#3 posted 10-20-2007 10:59 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks. Enjoy the community.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#4 posted 10-20-2007 11:16 PM

Glad to see that you have made Lumberjocks a part of your Woodworking experience… Welcome…

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#5 posted 10-21-2007 08:21 AM

We would like to welcome you to the one and only LumberJocks. If you should need any woodworking question answered, don’t hesitate to ask. Somebody’s gonna have a good answer for you.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#6 posted 10-22-2007 01:07 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- Greg Mitchell--Lowell,

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#7 posted 11-16-2007 04:09 AM

Hello Beth

Welcome to lumberjocks. I recently joined and love all the content. I had an idea for the barn bed. You could use a hand hewn beam for each post. Use rails for the sides and siding for the headboard and footboard. I would make the posts four feet tall. The only potential problem is your going to have a very heavy bed.


-- Scott, Kentucky ----- "Let us so live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry" Mark Twain

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