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Project by HardBait posted 04-03-2011 04:25 PM 1869 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This Aspen Caricature Log bed was my 2nd attempt and it was a real challenge. My garage/workshop has a very unlevel concrete floor that slops at different angles at each corner. Making anything level was fun…but it turned out nice. Again the rails are mortised into the legs which makes this bed very sturdy. It has 6 coats of satin poly. The dates on the pics are wrong I did not make it in 1 day lol I was lazy and didnt set date and time.

-- Jesus is my Idol.....He was a wood worker to!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!





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hardhead

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#1 posted 04-03-2011 04:30 PM

Nice looking bed. What do you use to cut the tennons with and also how are you mounting the bed rails so they can be taken apart. I would love to build one of these. Also do you strip your own bark?... Thanks, Hard Head..

-- HardHead.

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CampD

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#2 posted 04-03-2011 04:45 PM

Wow, now thats a heffty piece, love the caraciture of it.

-- Doug...

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#3 posted 04-03-2011 05:27 PM

Now that’s a bed. I hope you don’t have to move it much.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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HardBait

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#4 posted 04-03-2011 05:58 PM

Hardhead…..yes i do strip the logs myself, I use a 11” drawknife and chisels , wire brush and ALOT of sanding… for the tenons i use a bandsaw to whittle the end down and the used a 2 1/2” plug cutter and saw the waste for the larger logs and a 1 1/2” tenon cutter for the smaller logs and the I pin the joints with glue and hardwood dowl. The bed rails are mortised into the log legs about 2 inches and i build a steel plate with 3/8” allthread welded together and then mounted in the mortise. I then use a forestner bit to cut a hole halfway through the rails and suck the rail into the leg.

Jim …. Ya this bed is hugh!!! And it takes 3-4 good size men to move the head board. Luckily there was no stairs.. lol

Thanks for the comment CampD

-- Jesus is my Idol.....He was a wood worker to!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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hardhead

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#5 posted 04-03-2011 06:41 PM

I would like to see a close up photo of the rail set up if you have time. Thanks for getting back to me.

-- HardHead.

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itsmic

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#6 posted 04-03-2011 08:37 PM

That is one Heavy Duty Bed, looks great, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#7 posted 04-03-2011 09:44 PM

Awesome. I would like to give this kind of construction a try sometime.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service http://westcoastlands.net/Sawmill.html http://westcoastlands.net/SawBucks2/phpBB3 http://www.portablesawmill.info

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HardBait

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#8 posted 04-04-2011 12:52 AM

HardHead I will try to get some more detailed photos of how the bed rail attaches…you might see on these pics a little better

-- Jesus is my Idol.....He was a wood worker to!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Vasko

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#9 posted 04-04-2011 03:09 AM

That is truly awesome! I love rustic, and the mass of that bed is wild! You have quite an eye for selecting cool logs.

On a side note, is that a lit cigarette and satin poly? lol Water based, I presume? ; )

-- - Cindy, texture freak -

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swirt

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#10 posted 04-04-2011 05:00 AM

Wow. Beautiful work. Glad you had the people in the photos… From the first photo I had no idea it was so massive.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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bubinga

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#11 posted 04-04-2011 08:34 AM

That’s a cool bed
Where is the safest place during a tornado warning ?

IN THE BED

-- E J ------- Always Keep a Firm Grip on Your Tool

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