giant walnut slab headboard and platform bed

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Walnut slab headboard measured approx 34” wide X 120” long x 1.5” thick. It took 4 people to negotiate this piece up the staircase. It is hung on the wall using a french cleat. The platform has two wings at the head end to act as nightstands. Sorry I don’t have any better pictures
Thanks for looking

Edited: I have no additional photos of the bed posted. I did find some pictures of another platform bed that I had made that was similar. the only difference is that it does not have the wings at the headboard.

-- John , Central PA , on facebook:!/pages/JC-Sterling-fine-furniture/104430802928776

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#1 posted 1865 days ago

WoW well done super job

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 1865 days ago

that slab is beautiful, where’d you find it? home depot or lowes?
seriously though, that’s a great use of material.

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#3 posted 1865 days ago

should have built a few Maloof rockers. Oh well. Looks good hanging there.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#4 posted 1865 days ago

You have superb taste.

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#5 posted 1865 days ago

Well that sure makes it easy. No cutting, measuring, jointing, fitting, really pretty lazy. Just stick a big piece of wood up, WOW look at me, I’m a wood worker.

Just kidding! :}

Far out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

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#6 posted 1865 days ago

Beautiful headboard.

My neighbor just cut down his huge black walnut tree. The bottom stump was about 30 inches in diameter and the work crew shredded most of it up into mulch. I managed to carry away 6 crotch pieces about 60-80 lbs. each. If I had a front end loader I would have hauled the rest of the trunk home. I had tears in my eyes watching them shred this up.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#7 posted 1865 days ago

Great bed, What keeps that headboard up there?

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#8 posted 1865 days ago

Great idea with the french cleat—that’d keep it there securely. You wouldn’t want it crashing down on you in the middle of the night!

Did you design and make the bed too? Great job in sourcing that single large piece of walnut. That’s a rare find—at least in the Boston area! I like the live edge, it gives it a warmth and natural feel that extends down to the bed, even though its a more modern design. Without it, I think the bed wouldn’t look as inviting. (But maybe that’s just a woodworker talking!) ;-)

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#9 posted 1865 days ago

Well …. do not know.
There is no close photos to see the quility and difects of the plank.
It looks rather clean and solid, no woodworm or large cracks.
In which case I say – what a massive waist of a unique material!
Could have made a table or something. Simply shoking!
Again could be wrong can not see it close.

-- The way I work - the way I live. goldenhands

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#10 posted 1864 days ago

i dig it.

-- Jim

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#11 posted 1864 days ago

Beautiful bed, the slab makes a unique headboard. Looks very Nakashima inspired and I have always loved his an Mira’s designs. I see no waste of material.

-- Dale

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#12 posted 1864 days ago

stunning, I have always wanted to build a platform bed and I would love to see more puctures.

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#13 posted 1864 days ago

Awesome looking addition to a great platform bed.
Good work, BTKS

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#14 posted 1864 days ago

A great use for the slab. Very nice bed.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#15 posted 1863 days ago

I agree with studiousmatt – how about some detail photos of the bed?

-- ... must be time for a cup of tea and a sit-down

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