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I built this bed for my daughter for xmas two yrs ago. It is all pine and couple coats of satin poly.It was a fun project and wish I could make more of the darn things. It was fairly simple just straight forward woodworking.
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#1 posted 02-01-2008 07:34 AM
I like it! The posts remind me of the Washington Memorial in D.C.
-- Greatness is not found in possessions, power, position, or prestige. It is discovered in goodness, humility, service, and love.
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#2 posted 02-01-2008 08:25 AM
I really like the look of the pine. You said it was built a couple of years ago – how well has the pine held up to the daily use? I used to be a pine snob, but I’ve seen some projects recently posted that have changed my mine – my only concern about it is durability for projects that get a lot of use.
-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/
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#3 posted 02-01-2008 10:13 AM
Beauty of simplicity.
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#4 posted 02-01-2008 11:41 AM
That’s a great looking bed.
-- I can build us one.
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#5 posted 02-01-2008 12:45 PM
An attractive bed, simple and to the point. The posts add just the right amount of flair.
-- Working at Woodworking http://www.VillageLaneFurniture.com
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#6 posted 02-01-2008 01:05 PM
Very nice. Can’t sell pine short, can we?
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#7 posted 02-01-2008 01:37 PM
This is a very nice bed. I am sure that your daughter appreciates the effort and time that went into it. This is a family heirloom that can be passed on. I agree that most of us tend to sell pine short and focus more on hardwoods when it comes to our woodworking endeavors. Pine has a lot of nice qualities and, from the 2×4 entries, a limitless list possibilities.
-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine
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#8 posted 02-01-2008 04:26 PM
Very interesting design. I like it a lot!
-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"
#9 posted 02-02-2008 04:00 AM
Had one comment about the condition of the pine Has no splitting o r shrinkage as of yet. I do enjoy pine it is easy on tools and various ways to finish the project is always a challenge. I choose the naturallook on account the walls are lite
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#10 posted 12-02-2010 05:53 AM
quick question: How did you draw the curve over that large a span? I”ve had trouble doing that and would love to hear a good technique.
-- Faking it 'till I make it.
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