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Project by john2005 posted 02-15-2015 06:21 AM 1533 views 2 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Two and a half years ago I started these. And now they are finally done! They just kept getting bumped by other projects (like a bench) and, well it just took longer than I thought it would. They will look good next to the log bed I made for the wife for a wedding gift some 11 years ago. Its interesting to see where my woodworking is now, compared to then. A lot of people like the bed, and it is pretty cool, but I see all the flaws and want to sell it. Make something better. She won’t hear of it. So it stays and we build to match!
The wood is just plain ol pine. You can make it do just about anything color-wise. That part is fun. Books will go on the bottom shelf. Overall pretty simple.
Thanks for lookin

-- In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.





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#1 posted 02-15-2015 07:05 AM

Simple but effective. They look great. I like the rustic look to them. And I know how it goes with projects that get put off for a while… Once it’s been on the back burner for long enough, it’s easy to keep it there because it’s out of your mind lol

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - http://www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods - http://www.TheModsquito.com

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#2 posted 02-15-2015 01:16 PM

Very nice design and build.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#3 posted 02-15-2015 01:25 PM

Well done John! Every project has its time, some sooner than others.

-- "The only limits to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." - FDR

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#4 posted 02-15-2015 03:19 PM

They look great, John! Congrats on completing a project in the dark corners of the shop…I know how hard that is!

I assume that is reclaimed pine from the old circular mill marks? The ceiling in our old home is covered with those marks…Love ‘em! :)

Keep it up!

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#5 posted 02-15-2015 03:27 PM

Nice work John
The macthing top looks nice
I like the drawer slide looks very heavyduty!!!!!
Nice work

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#6 posted 02-15-2015 03:28 PM

Bet they look great with the log bed, John! Saw marks on top are perfect touch! What’s next? Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#7 posted 02-15-2015 03:58 PM

No matter how long, the process is the thing you enjoy. Stands look great.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#8 posted 02-15-2015 04:04 PM

Nice and rustic !
A hard to accomplish style as one tends to get ’s carried away adding details and modern touches .
Glad to see you have completed this project and it turned out well .
Enjoy !

Klaus

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#9 posted 02-15-2015 05:40 PM

Thanks all

Yeah Terry, the top, drawer front and shelf are from a stack of reclaimed stuff the wife stumbled upon at a yard sale a few years back. I used it for a few other projects and I think I only have one board left. The rest is just BORG pine that has been “aged”.

Candy, next is bunk beds for the boys. I had wanted it to be a hall table, but they are growing too fast!

-- In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.

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#10 posted 02-15-2015 06:44 PM

I didn’t realize how poor the pics were. Just used my phone. But looking at them, I sould’ve taken the camera out. Didn’t notice last night on the upload. Oh well

-- In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.

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#11 posted 02-15-2015 07:35 PM

The drawer slides look like you recessed them into the drawers? I can’t tell for sure. But that’s pretty cool if you did, I’ve never seen that before.

-- Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.

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#12 posted 02-15-2015 09:59 PM

Yes, Jason, exactly what I did. Thx

-- In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.

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#13 posted 02-16-2015 03:14 PM

^yep, those drawers look bomb proof…didn’t notice the recessed drawer slides yesterday!

John, pics look OK to me. I just destroyed the lens on my DSLR last month, so am down to iPad photos only. :(

I think we need to see more of your shop in the background, though! LOL. I like the Grizzly table saw, 5 gallon bucket for shavings, road AND mountain bikes, and what are those PVC holders against the wall used for?

Sorry for spyin’ at your photos. I always look for neat storage solutions, and cool tools in the background. :)

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#14 posted 02-16-2015 03:22 PM

Very nice John. I especially like the finish texture of the tops.

-- Paul, Las Vegas

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#15 posted 02-16-2015 04:03 PM

Nice John. They look great. Man I hear ya seeing every flaw of old projects. I made our dining table 5 or 6 years ago and it bugs me every time I sit down at it.

-- I came - I sawed - I over-built

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