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Project by Monte Pittman posted 11-29-2014 12:42 AM 2179 views 3 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Simple project. Queen size headboard, made of Beetle Kill Pine. It’s 60 inches tall, 70 inches wide and 2 inches thick.

Thanks for reading and all comments and suggestions are welcome.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#1 posted 11-29-2014 12:48 AM

As always, fine job Monte. That will last a couple of lifetimes….no doubt’s.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#2 posted 11-29-2014 12:48 AM

Nice. Notice you are leaving the bark on. Figured out how to keep it from falling off later?

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#3 posted 11-29-2014 12:59 AM

Looks great.

I do have one question….
Why would you need a headboard in your kitchen???

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#4 posted 11-29-2014 01:05 AM

Looks great Monte.
What are you talking about Randy, I’ve got one in mine. Where have you been?

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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Mainiac Matt

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#5 posted 11-29-2014 01:18 AM

Love the grain of this one…. I like the BKP much better without the blue mold streaks… this is the definition of rustic :^p

You’re becoming the master of the genre :^)

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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#6 posted 11-29-2014 02:01 AM

very nice Monte, are you building a footboard to match?

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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#7 posted 11-29-2014 02:13 AM

Way to go Monte, love the headboard.

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

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#8 posted 11-29-2014 02:39 AM

Nice job and the kitchen is the ONLY place to do builds like this. Close to the coffee pot!

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#9 posted 11-29-2014 02:55 AM

Great to see you posting a project Monte. This is a Monster! Loks like it takes two people to carry it. LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#10 posted 11-29-2014 03:05 AM

Beautifully rustic. I, too, want to know the bark secret! Thanks for sharing, Monte!

-- God bless, Candy

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#11 posted 11-29-2014 03:43 AM

Great job buddy. Love the beetle kill pine

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#12 posted 11-29-2014 09:12 AM

So Monte, you gonna share the secret of the bark or what?

The headboard looks fantastic. I sure do like that BKP!

-- The first cordless tool was a stick. The first power tool was a rock.

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Monte Pittman

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#13 posted 11-29-2014 10:31 AM

On the bark,

First, it only stays at customers request. I run my hands over it and knock off anything loose. Then it gets twice as many coats of finish as the rest of the piece. If there is some loose that I want to keep on, then I use epoxy glue to keep it there. I also never leave bark in places that will get normal contact. It would get torn off eventually.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#14 posted 11-29-2014 01:26 PM

But…but, it’s just some boards.
Nice job, Monte.
Foot board and rails, next?

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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Monte Pittman

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#15 posted 11-29-2014 01:28 PM

Nope, just the headboard. All they wanted.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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