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Black walnut double bed

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Project by Jr22 posted 07-22-2014 05:41 PM 1444 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After visiting a couple rustic furniture stores looking for a new bed set I decided to save some money and attempt to do the project on my own. After taking a walk in the woods I was lucky enough to find a under rooted black walnut tree. The tree was already dead but not dried out enough. So after felling it the rest of the way and a couple months of patiently waiting the tree finally got down to 10%-15% moisture content. With no plans and just plenty of imagination I started cutting and piecing together first the footboard, then headboard, and finally the sideboards. All said and done it was a great project that came out exactly how I wanted it, and cost me a fraction of the price including my time!





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DavidIN

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#1 posted 07-22-2014 06:29 PM

the way you angle cut to let the heart wood show sets off the piece. awesome

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#2 posted 07-22-2014 07:51 PM

very nice

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#3 posted 07-22-2014 09:28 PM

I love rustic furniture like this!

-- "Show respect even to people who don’t deserve it, not as a reflection of their character, but as a reflection of yours."

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#4 posted 07-23-2014 10:06 AM

It came out really nice. Good thing you built it yourself.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 07-23-2014 01:49 PM

That turned out really nice, I agree the angle cutting looks great. You sir though, are one person that doesn’t get to complain about a small shop.

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#6 posted 07-23-2014 03:38 PM

Wow!. It’s beautifully done and welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#7 posted 07-23-2014 04:42 PM

Thank you all for the great feedback. Happy to be a part of lumber jocks!

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