The elk bed

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Project by Rusticman posted 01-31-2009 06:58 AM 2361 views 5 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first rustic project. It all started with one tree falling across the drive one morning. As I walked up to this fallen tree with all intent of adding it to my fire wood pile something clicked in my head. It was at that point I decided I always wanted a log bed. Little did I know ware this was about to take me. Now two years have passed and I have created my own rustic furniture and accessories company.
This bed is made from white ash logs and a hard maple natural edge slab for the headboard. The elk scene in the headboard was burned in with a little color added to bring it all to life (compliments of my dear friend and artiest Pat Sherman. The foot board is complimented with a set of shed elk antlers. Two inch tenons hold this sturdy bed together and to finish it off it is top coated with 4 coats of gloss polyurethane.

-- Dave, Ohio,

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#1 posted 01-31-2009 07:43 AM

Dave -

Just added this to my favorites! Excellent job. I really enjoy rustic furniture. Looking forward to more of the same!



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#2 posted 01-31-2009 08:35 AM

coming from a true ELK-O-HOLIC this bed is unbelievable….truely awesome and wonderful design. i can’t quit looking at it.

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#3 posted 01-31-2009 09:06 AM

Absolutely stunning Dave! Great job incorporating the shed into the foot board too!

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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#4 posted 01-31-2009 09:36 AM

the way I bob and weave I’d probably fall on one of those spikes and end up on that TV show…101 things they removed from the human body…the construction is excellent though I’m not a great fan of rustic…but you do it well.

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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#5 posted 01-31-2009 11:35 AM

Dave, just Amazing. This is: THE BED

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#6 posted 01-31-2009 01:14 PM

man…very meat… the antlers in front and the headboard is awesome….great job

-- Todd, Oak Ridge, TN, Hello my name is Todd and I'm a Toolholic, I bought my last tool 10 days, no 4 days, oh heck I bought a tool on the way here! †

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#7 posted 01-31-2009 02:00 PM

You have a great looking bed there.

It sure llooks like you know what doing.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#8 posted 01-31-2009 02:56 PM

that bed is too cool!! great idea putting it outside for the photo…or do you sleep on it out there??

-- amos

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#9 posted 01-31-2009 03:27 PM

Super cool. Great bed!

-- making sawdust....

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#10 posted 01-31-2009 03:57 PM

Beautiful, super build

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#11 posted 01-31-2009 03:59 PM

Super great bed. Fine art work as well. Those are some outstanding bulls in the art work. What part of Ohio is that??? LOL

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#13 posted 01-31-2009 04:54 PM

Great idea, good looking bed. Sweet dreams.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#14 posted 01-31-2009 09:02 PM

Nice job

-- Ed Bice

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#15 posted 01-31-2009 09:17 PM

That is really neat. I’m an old elk hunter.

-- "Heaven is North of the Bridge"

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