|Project by TheuneM||posted 12-22-2015 08:38 PM||1129 views||3 times favorited||1 comment|
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.