elm slab headboard and cherry platform bed

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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 , on facebook:!/pages/JC-Sterling-fine-furniture/104430802928776

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

Thats some nice looking slabs, great idea for them.

-- Doug...

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

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

-- Guy Kroll

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

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

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#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

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#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! -

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#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

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

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

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

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#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.

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

Wow. That is an amazing bed.

-- Mike Funke

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

looks great

-- Brian, Eternal Furniture & Design

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

thank you everyone for all the nice comments.

-- John , Central PA , on facebook:!/pages/JC-Sterling-fine-furniture/104430802928776

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#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."

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

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

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

Wow! did I say wow! very nice.

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