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Project by SawDustnSplinters posted 01-29-2008 09:30 PM 2082 views 4 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is a King-Size bed we just finished for a friend of mine. We used arched 2” thick Mountain Cedar/Juniper slabs sunk into 2” mortises in the posts. We call it the Ghost Bed because my 7 year old son noticed that if you look at it close enough you can see lots of spooky eyes staring back at you :) hehe

-- Frank, Dallas,TX , http://www.allthingsrustix.com , “I have a REALLY BIG chainsaw”





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Dave

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#1 posted 01-29-2008 10:06 PM

Nice. Looks real country-like. One thought, does it come apart ?
Good Job !

-- You gotta laugh a little...

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CharlieM1958

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#2 posted 01-29-2008 11:06 PM

I like this a lot.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Anthony

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#3 posted 01-29-2008 11:12 PM

very nice job

-- Anthony Pelton

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Scott Bryan

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#4 posted 01-29-2008 11:48 PM

This is a very nice job. What kind of finish did you put on it?

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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SawDustnSplinters

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#5 posted 01-30-2008 12:27 AM

Thanx everyone….
Dave: Yes it is designed to bolt the siderails to the posts with 5-6 inch lag screws from the opposing side of the posts with the heads countersunk and plugged with a 7/8” wood plug to hide the hardware.

Bryan: We used Cabot’s Australian Timber Oil which is a combination of Linseed Oil and Tung Oil. The Cabot’s darkened it up which is what we wanted in this particular application.

-- Frank, Dallas,TX , http://www.allthingsrustix.com , “I have a REALLY BIG chainsaw”

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MsDebbieP

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#6 posted 01-30-2008 12:45 AM

the ghost bed—I’d never be able to sleep!!

it’s very unique. Love the rustic look.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Grumpy

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#7 posted 01-30-2008 01:13 AM

I hope its Casper the friendly ghost. Thats a very interesting piece. Nice job.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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mrtrim

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#8 posted 01-30-2008 02:02 AM

wow very cool bed frank well done

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hap

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#9 posted 01-30-2008 03:47 AM

very cool

-- hap, gunbarrel city tx.

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Dana

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#10 posted 01-30-2008 04:58 AM

Very beautiful bed ! Your friend is going to love it no doubt! I can visualize a bed like this in a beautiful log cabin in the mountains :)

-- Dana,Texas

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SawDustnSplinters

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#11 posted 01-30-2008 05:20 AM

Thanx Dana….I am thinkin Montana :) This is going to a lakeside house on Lake Belton, Texas….My friend and I were kicking an idea around about woodburning a picture of Judge Roy Bean’s Saloon on the headboard? I do not have the woodburning skill for that but I thought you might and if your interested send me a quote and I will pass it by him.

Judge Roy Bean, Courts in session

-- Frank, Dallas,TX , http://www.allthingsrustix.com , “I have a REALLY BIG chainsaw”

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motthunter

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#12 posted 01-30-2008 05:39 AM

really cool. Congrats on a job well done. Not too many beds like this for sale at the local furniture store

-- making sawdust....

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cajunpen

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#13 posted 01-30-2008 11:25 AM

That is one sturdy looking bed! I just love that rustic furniture.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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Dana

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#14 posted 01-31-2008 04:10 PM

That will work sawdust,.... I will need some measurements of the piece of wood that I would be working on and probably a picture of what to be woodburned so I can look at it. Let me know :)

-- Dana,Texas

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Dana

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#15 posted 01-31-2008 04:20 PM

I just saw the picture but still need the size in which they want the woodburning to be and if it would just be the building or what :) Get back with me and I will see if I believe it can be done. :)

-- Dana,Texas

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