Cedar Bed Frame

  • Advertise with us
Project by TheuneM posted 12-22-2015 08:38 PM 836 views 3 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

I was trying to find a bed frame that I liked that wasn’t going to break the bank, and then I realized that wasn’t going to happen. At that point I started toying around with the idea of building it myself. I went down to the local hardwood store to price all of the wood that I would need and found that it would be around $1,000.00 just for the wood (depending on what kind I used) so I shelved the Idea for a while. Until a friend told me about this guy that he had gotten a great deal on some hardwood from. So I tried the guy, and to my surprise he had just the kind of wood that I wanted, for an unbelievable price, $85. I spent months trying to decide exactly how I wanted to put it together while I spent hours trying to clean up the wood, Most of the pieces still had the bark on at least one edge. I wanted to keep the rough rusticated look so it took me a lot longer to sand and finish. Then I realized that I was just putting of the inevitable fact that I would have to start cutting the pieces down to size if I was ever going to finish the project. I finally overcame the fear that I would cut something wrong or mess up the beautiful wood in some way, once I did that the whole project started coming together. It was definitely a great learning experience for me, and now I have a bed that the kids will fight over who gets it long after I am gone.

Some of the details, It’s a queen size bed 60 ½ x 82 Inches and I used Danish oil to finish it, In my opinion it really bringing out the true beauty of the cedar.

-- I Measure twice cut once, because I still haven't found the board stretcher.

1 comment so far

View zammer's profile


10 posts in 290 days

#1 posted 01-13-2016 01:49 AM

Fantastic looking bed, not seen one quite like it, will make it a favorite!

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics