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Reclaimed Barn Wood Bed

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Project by BassPimp posted 11-25-2016 02:42 AM 576 views 7 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently bought a king size sleep number bed. They wanted 900 dollars for a headboard and frame that was just particle board. So I bought a bunch of reclaimed Barn Wood and got to work. The frame is mortise and tennon beams. No stain was used just satin poly. The real challenge was all the nails, I bought a steel blade and slapped it on the unisaw. Sparks would fly when I hit a nail. I had to make a special sled to rip a 4 foot taper. Each wedge had a different angle so it was a slow process. The end results were good, I was really trying for a 3 dimension look. Total project took close to 60 hours, what do you think was it worth it?





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majuvla

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#1 posted 11-25-2016 06:54 AM

Very beautiful 3D sunray effect. Good idea and very well executed.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Davethewoodworker

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#2 posted 11-25-2016 11:06 AM

Great Headboard, that will last a life time, where the particle board wouldn’t.

-- Dave the Woodworker

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recycle1943

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#3 posted 11-25-2016 12:07 PM

60 hours ? pshaw, I could have done that in perhaps 6 months – if I didn’t stop to eat, drink or sleep and had an endless suply of lumber to replace the scrap I would have made.

btw – beautiful and you know darn well it was worth it ! Great job -

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - Your imagination is your only holdup

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 11-25-2016 04:06 PM

This is a beautiful bed and I love the design. Nice work!

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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hookfoot

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#5 posted 11-26-2016 12:10 AM

One word is hardly enough, but BEAUTIFUL is all I can think of. Keep up the good work.

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gsimon

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#6 posted 11-26-2016 01:12 AM

really nice job for sure and my kind of wood working
why let a few nails get in the way of a great idea!

-- Greg Simon

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JimInNM

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#7 posted 11-26-2016 01:21 AM

Worth every minute and dollar you spent

-- JimInNM........Space Case

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BassPimp

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#8 posted 11-26-2016 01:42 AM

One thing that I did do that I recommend is that I stained the plywood backing of the bed. The barn wood has a lot of holes. The dark backing hides any holed or gaos, so they aren’t visible.

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