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Wife demanded a bed

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Project by Jarrett posted 12-28-2015 03:23 PM 2535 views 5 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife has been shopping around for a farmhouse bed ever since we got our mattress (that’s worth more than my car!) two years ago. For Christmas, we made a promise that its about our kids, not for us and we’d only spend $20 on each other. I bought $20 of tung oil and cheated on the rest since I already had the boards on hand.
Oak frame, Cherry panels with a bit of sycamore thrown in.

-- Jarrett http://www.cattywampuswoodworks.com





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JoeinGa

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#1 posted 12-28-2015 03:45 PM

Lucky for you she didn’t demand a new house ! :-)

Nice job on the bed !

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Mark

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#2 posted 12-28-2015 05:40 PM

Nice job. Well done

-- Mark

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#3 posted 12-28-2015 07:41 PM

And now you’re making her sleep outside? ( ^;

Nice, rustic look to it.

-- -Jim, "Society is well governed when its people obey the magistrates, and the magistrates obey the law." -- Solon

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#4 posted 12-28-2015 07:49 PM

Looks good.she would have been very surprised if this is how you met her demands LOL

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#5 posted 12-28-2015 08:07 PM

Good job, I’d say the wife is a lucky woman.

-- Eric - Black Hawk, Colorado

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#6 posted 12-28-2015 08:39 PM

nice looking bed

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#7 posted 12-29-2015 01:09 AM

Great looking bed frame! I definitely like the rustic look of it!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#8 posted 12-29-2015 03:30 AM

Looks great. Like the live edge thrown into the design

-- Billy, Florence SC

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#9 posted 12-29-2015 03:54 AM

Nicely done. I also like the live edge you added into the design.

-- Drew in Ohio -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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#10 posted 12-29-2015 04:03 AM

Looking good, happy wife happy life, congrats.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#11 posted 12-29-2015 07:03 AM

You sneaky Devil, you. Bet she’s really happy with you now! Your bed is really beautiful.

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#12 posted 12-29-2015 11:59 AM

Nice job! Would look great with a patchwork quilt.

-- --Dale Page

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#13 posted 12-29-2015 02:16 PM

Excellent job…looking to build something similar for my wife! Did you work with plans? If so, from where?

I would only modify it to provide storage drawers underneath.

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#14 posted 12-29-2015 02:37 PM

great build , a happy wife is a happy life :)

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#15 posted 12-29-2015 03:45 PM

great looking bed – that’s the kind of cheating she’ll enjoy

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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