Western Lodge Log Bed

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Project by robbinscabin posted 05-05-2011 09:12 PM 2104 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is our first log bed (since starting North Country Rustics) and I truly believe this is my Hubby’s best work yet. We work together on most projects but I’m usually the creative force and he’s the brute force. Not this time though…My husband really knew what he wanted. He worked slowly, carefully, and with determination to do it right. I maybe a bit biased…but I really think he did. It’s such a solid and beautiful bed. I’ve loved all of his past projects but this is by far his best work yet!

I could not post this without a BIG BIG BIG Thank you to all of you who shared your finishing advice! Just to let you know…White Pine, no stain to maintain it’s light color, 4 coats of Shellac ~ sanded between coats). We delivered the bed today…Client was thrilled!

-- Robbinscabin,

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#1 posted 05-05-2011 09:37 PM

Ya, I could sleep on that…....

-- mike...............

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#2 posted 05-05-2011 09:39 PM

Awesome. You made a good choice with shellac. Who can argue with such a natural finish; it suits this organic bed very well.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#3 posted 05-06-2011 02:35 AM

I admire your log bed!!!!! I really really have to build one of these soon! Did you sink some screws into the side rails to attach to head/foot board?

-- 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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#4 posted 05-06-2011 03:33 AM

Yep, the side rails have lag screws to help keep everything from moving. I’d really like to tell you how long they were…but we bought three different lengths to make sure we got it right…and now I have no clue which size we ended up using. Isn’t that always the way with projects like this? LOL

-- Robbinscabin,

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#5 posted 05-06-2011 03:35 AM

NICE! Well done! I need to do one of those!

-- christopheralan

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#6 posted 05-06-2011 03:49 AM

It is a very fun project…if your workspace is big enough.

-- Robbinscabin,

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#7 posted 05-06-2011 05:10 AM

very,very good!

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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#8 posted 05-06-2011 05:56 AM

Wouldn’t the skeeters get bothersome sleeping out on the porch? ;-) Nice work!

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#9 posted 05-06-2011 12:36 PM

Thanks RTB!

Bearpie~The skeeters weren’t the problem…the Mama Robin trying to fill her nest with eggs…She was a bit upset with us! There is just not enough space inside our cabin to set up an extra bed for photos! LOL. You should’ve seen the neighbors as they went by. I’m pretty sure that some thought I was really kicking Keith out of the house! LOL

-- Robbinscabin,

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#10 posted 06-27-2011 02:05 PM

Well nice work!! im glad you use shellac a natural products and easily repairable, poly is plastic in a can,
using poly on rustic furniture make no sense to me!!

-- "the future's uncertain and the end is always near" J. Morrison

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#11 posted 06-27-2011 03:01 PM

I loved the finish…I agree that natural is always better for interior furnishings. Hubby just started another bed so…the adventure begins again!

-- Robbinscabin,

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