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Project by jcsterling posted 07-11-2016 01:04 PM 521 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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King size bed made using reclaimed barn board. The stone and wooden barn was originally built in 1805. In 2015 repairs were made to back of barn and salvageable material was stashed away. I was approached by a client earlier this year and was asked if I would be interested in making this bed he had drawn up. Always looking down the rosd to make sure my calendar was filled i said yes even though it was clearly not my typical design aesthetic. Searching craigslist for material yielded little so i started asking around and was given the lead on the material i eventually used. While the bed is barnboard i didnt just glue and screw it together. There are 120 + mortise and tenon joints and wood movement was taken into consideration. I am pretty pleased with how it turned out

-- John , Central PA , www.jcsterling.com on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/JC-Sterling-fine-furniture/104430802928776





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grizzman

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#1 posted 07-11-2016 01:22 PM

well well….this is a real beauty john, the different colors are well put and i really do like the design, were you able to identify any of the wood, and what type of finish did you use, well im never disappointed with anything you make, are all of the horizontal pieces have tenons on them, wow, this would have been a blast to make.

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wb8nbs

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#2 posted 07-11-2016 01:56 PM

Nice job. Did you do anything to stabilize the old paint surface?

-- The only difference between men and boys is the price of their toys.

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jcsterling

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#3 posted 07-11-2016 03:33 PM

Griz, Horizontals are mortised into legs.verticals mortised into horizontals. Loose tenon joints were cut to make it painless..

Wb8nbs, paint checked to be sure wasnt lead based then it was scraped , powerwashed, then wire brushed. Top coated with water based poly.

-- John , Central PA , www.jcsterling.com on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/JC-Sterling-fine-furniture/104430802928776

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#4 posted 07-11-2016 05:40 PM

John, Looks like you adjusted to being outside of your hardwood zone. LOL! Was the customer pleased as you?

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#5 posted 07-11-2016 07:07 PM

Nice job,been awhile since i have seen a good rustic design.

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#6 posted 07-11-2016 08:42 PM

John, this rustic barn wood bed turned out nicely.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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jcsterling

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#7 posted 07-12-2016 12:05 PM



John, Looks like you adjusted to being outside of your hardwood zone. LOL! Was the customer pleased as you?

- DocSavage45


yessss this is way outside my zone.

Nice job,been awhile since i have seen a good rustic design.

- Bud_3


thanks bud

-- John , Central PA , www.jcsterling.com on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/JC-Sterling-fine-furniture/104430802928776

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jcsterling

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#8 posted 07-12-2016 12:06 PM



John, this rustic barn wood bed turned out nicely.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

thank you Charles

- helluvawreck


-- John , Central PA , www.jcsterling.com on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/JC-Sterling-fine-furniture/104430802928776

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