LumberJocks

elm slab headboard and cherry platform bed

  • Advertise with us
Project by jcsterling posted 04-17-2011 05:23 PM 4279 views 13 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

completed this project in early 2010 . Lots of metal and 3 form cabinets in the bedroom so we decided to give a bit of organic feel to balance that out. headboard is 2 consecutive elm slabs that measure 101” in length approx 55” in width when put together. All elm was a victim of dutch elm blight and was destined to go the landfill before it was “rescued” by my sawyer. nightstands cantilever off teh lower slab and have a single door with sycamore panel.

thanks for looking

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





14 comments so far

View CampD's profile

CampD

1216 posts in 2230 days


#1 posted 04-17-2011 05:40 PM

Thats some nice looking slabs, great idea for them.

-- Doug...

View GuyK's profile

GuyK

356 posts in 2823 days


#2 posted 04-17-2011 05:44 PM

WOW, oh so nice. You certainly have the touch, John

-- Guy Kroll www.thelandsathillsidefarms.org

View Chelios's profile

Chelios

567 posts in 1810 days


#3 posted 04-17-2011 05:51 PM

This is awesome! I hope those slabs are well fastened to the wall though!

View TreeBones's profile

TreeBones

1824 posts in 2767 days


#4 posted 04-17-2011 06:02 PM

Very cool. Not to many head boards out there like this one.

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

View Mike's profile

Mike

307 posts in 1431 days


#5 posted 04-17-2011 06:06 PM

That is the best use of slab lumber that I have seen in a while. I love the fact that there isn’t really anything changed to the wood either Great job!

-- look Ma! I still got all eleven of my fingers! - http://www.termitecrafts.com

View Arthouse's profile

Arthouse

231 posts in 1394 days


#6 posted 04-17-2011 06:41 PM

Very cool, organically contemporary . Good you have a large wall to work with.

-- "The hand is the cutting edge of the mind but the wind and sun are the healing factors of the heart

View Ken90712's profile

Ken90712

15303 posts in 1932 days


#7 posted 04-17-2011 06:43 PM

Now that is One Cool Headboard! Love it!!!!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

View airamb's profile

airamb

35 posts in 1355 days


#8 posted 04-17-2011 07:45 PM

really awesome bed. Glad that the tree was rescued from the dump and you turned it into a beautiful piece.

View mbfunke's profile

mbfunke

61 posts in 1403 days


#9 posted 04-18-2011 12:49 AM

Wow. That is an amazing bed.

-- Mike Funke

View EternalDesign's profile

EternalDesign

237 posts in 2739 days


#10 posted 04-18-2011 04:02 AM

looks great

-- Brian, Eternal Furniture & Design http://www.eternal-furniture.com

View jcsterling's profile

jcsterling

352 posts in 2329 days


#11 posted 04-18-2011 05:06 AM

thank you everyone for all the nice comments.

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

View rivergirl's profile

rivergirl

3198 posts in 1582 days


#12 posted 04-18-2011 01:27 PM

oooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh I LIKE!

-- 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."

View saddletramp's profile

saddletramp

994 posts in 1382 days


#13 posted 04-18-2011 01:54 PM

B E A U T I F U L!!!

-- ♫♪♪♫♫ Saddletramp, saddletramp, I'm as free as the breeze and I ride where I please, saddletramp ♪♪♪♫♪ ...... Bob W....NW Michigan (Traverse City area)

View B13's profile

B13

463 posts in 1437 days


#14 posted 08-25-2011 06:03 AM

Wow! did I say wow! very nice.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase