Northern Wisconsin White Pine bed

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Project by chippewafalls posted 07-21-2015 11:33 AM 1516 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Out of necessity I needed to make a bed for the spare bedroom. Recently my sawyer came across some logs off a community property in my home town a couple of years ago. Like a good sawyer he cut them into 2 inch stock and aired dried them for a couple of years. With some negotiations I was able to purchase a small quantity and after shop drying they were ready to work. I always wanted to make something from white pine and this seemed like the perfect project.

Thanks for looking.
Al V.

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#1 posted 07-21-2015 12:31 PM

Nice Bed.

I see you’ve got carvings on the footboard. It would be nice to show those off. Also a close up of the head board.

You can go back and edit your posting and include more pictures.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#2 posted 07-21-2015 02:13 PM

Beautifulbed, nice carving at the bottom.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 07-21-2015 05:00 PM

Have you did an amazing job, compliments.

-- The common man thinks. The wise man is silent. The stupid man discusses.

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#4 posted 07-21-2015 10:09 PM

Thanks to all who commented. I uploaded an additional picture of the foot board which also shows the headboard better. After looking at the pictures I think I’ll do something with the headboard inserts, maybe a silhouette of birch trees? or If anyone has some suggestions.

Al V.

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#5 posted 07-22-2015 01:18 AM

really charming bed – nice work

-- Greg Simon

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#6 posted 07-23-2015 03:04 AM

Nice work Al. Good use of some fine looking pine. Did you use any oil or finish on the pine? Nice carvings. Well done.

-- Rod - Oregon

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#7 posted 07-23-2015 03:30 PM

Rod, thanks for kind words. I finished the bed with a couple of coats of Shellac sanding sealer(wax free) then 4 coats of Clear semi Gloss poly. Final sanding with 400 grit to give a smooth surface. I’m hoping that it won’t yellow over time.

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#8 posted 07-27-2015 01:50 PM

That wood just makes everything look so clean. I like it!

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#9 posted 12-20-2015 01:10 PM

Very nice!

-- "Are you kidding me?"

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