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Project by CampD posted 03-02-2011 10:54 PM 2970 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Yellow Birch Log Dog bed. Short & sweet, finished bed from my yellow & white birch logs blog. Again all joints are scribed to fit and joined with dowels and construction adhesive (took longer to cure but is rock solid). Stained Golden Oak and tung oil finish, sisal rope for the bed frame with 3/8 holes for the rope to feed through. Put her current mattress on it for test purposes and will get a new one to fit better. She crashed right out on it.

-- Doug...





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Jamie Speirs

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#1 posted 03-02-2011 11:53 PM

Wonderful.

Great design, plenty of air circulation.

jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Drew - Rock-n H Woodshop

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#2 posted 03-03-2011 02:18 AM

Awesome job. I built a few too. Good design!

-- Drew -- "I cut it twice and it's still too short!"- Rock-n H Woodshop - Moore, OK

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amazing

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#3 posted 03-03-2011 04:58 AM

This is way to cool .real home town construction.that’s how it’s done!Great construction sir! I enjoy seeing something made from nothing!

-- krippelkevin@yahoo.com

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KMT

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#4 posted 03-03-2011 07:18 AM

Nice work. We love to spoil are dogs, don’t we.

-- - Martin

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rivergirl

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#5 posted 03-03-2011 01:40 PM

NICE! I love the rope bed theme. This is definately right up my alley and on my “to do” list! Can you tell me the dimensions?

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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CampD

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#6 posted 03-03-2011 08:18 PM

Thx all, rivergirl, after following your posts into puppyhood I had a feeling that this would pique your interest.
I sized the bed to fit the mattress we already had and to our lab, shes 65#s. Posts are 3” logs, headboard is 18” high (16” I think is better and the size I’ll use when I make the next one). Foot board is 12” high. Side rails are centered 6” off the ground and Dim,s inside posts are 24”x38” Side rails are 2-2 1/2” logs.
Rope is 4” OC. 3/8 thk.
I’m on this kick of scribing the logs to fit, I wanted to do something different then the conventional way of doing Log frame construction.
Shes been on it since I brought it in and only left it to go outside.
I made this to take to camp, but now it looks like I may have to make another for here.

-- Doug...

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rivergirl

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#7 posted 03-03-2011 10:11 PM

Thanks for the info. Yes, I have dogs and logs around here. Lots of both. I have seen several types of log dog beds but I really like the rope bed you made. I believe it to be the most interersting one I have seen yet. So as soon as it warms up I will give this dog bed a whirl. I went out today and cut all the boards for 3 more Five Board Benches and my hands about froze off. On Saturday I will put them together then bring them in for paint and finish. It’s still only 20 degrees here. Too cold for cutting and fitting tenons that’s for certain. But soon I hope. Thanks again for sharing. :)

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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