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Tigerwood platform bed

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Project by Willy Cordero posted 08-21-2016 10:23 PM 632 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is queen size platform bed built with TIGERWOOD (Astronium sp). The boards used are 2” thick and 11.5” wide. Finish was done with a mix of mineral oil, copaiba oil and andiroba oil. The bed weights about 150 kg (330 pounds) and for this reason I assembled right in the bedroom.

-- Willy, Costa Rica/Brasil





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BurlyBob

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#1 posted 08-22-2016 03:36 AM

That is some truly beautiful wood.

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#2 posted 08-22-2016 05:33 AM

That is a very beautiful bed, a nice place to have good dreams!
Is tigerwood native to Costa Rica and Brazil because I have never seen it before.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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Willy Cordero

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#3 posted 08-22-2016 10:47 AM

I am glad you like the wood. Tigerwood (Astronium graveolens (syn. A. fraxinifolium)) has a wide distribution from Mexico to Brasil. It is also known as Goncalo Alves, Ron-ron, and Jobillo.
Interesting is that there are variations of the wood within the same specie. Some logs come with lumber that is more reddish and others are more on the brown side with better draws and grain.


That is a very beautiful bed, a nice place to have good dreams!
Is tigerwood native to Costa Rica and Brazil because I have never seen it before.

- oldnovice


-- Willy, Costa Rica/Brasil

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Willy Cordero

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#4 posted 08-22-2016 10:49 AM

it is certainly beautiful and easy to work and finish. The most difficult part of working with it is its weight, especially if i dont have a shop and work alone (i am living in Brasil now and my shop is in Costa Rica)


That is some truly beautiful wood.

- BurlyBob


-- Willy, Costa Rica/Brasil

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Willy Cordero

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#5 posted 08-22-2016 10:50 AM

Here you can see some more information on the wood

http://www.wood-database.com/goncalo-alves/

-- Willy, Costa Rica/Brasil

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#6 posted 08-24-2016 04:38 AM

The platform underneath it looks like it could be used for some storage space which I would personally have built deeper. My household needs as much storage as possible and every inch around the house would have been considered for that aspect before everything else. Nevertheless, a job well done the wood looks stunning!

-- Mark Grogan @ http://supercheapselfstorage.com.au/facilities/storage-wollongong/

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Willy Cordero

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#7 posted 08-24-2016 10:46 AM

thanks a lot for your comments. the original design was to make a real platform bed, but we got the wrong mattress and I had to put it on top, to facilitate putting and changing bed sheets.


The platform underneath it looks like it could be used for some storage space which I would personally have built deeper. My household needs as much storage as possible and every inch around the house would have been considered for that aspect before everything else. Nevertheless, a job well done the wood looks stunning!

- markgrogan1


-- Willy, Costa Rica/Brasil

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#8 posted 08-27-2016 03:03 AM

Nice job!

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