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Project by robbinscabin posted 1039 days ago 1382 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

You would think that a 20×24 foot basement workshop would be plenty big enough for hubby and I to share…but you’d be seriously WRONG! Especially after he started working on his latest bed. A queen sized bed takes up a large chunk of floor space!

This bed was a custom order. It’s crafted from locally harvested cedar. Each railing, post and spindle was hand peeled using a drawknife. This lends a very rustic hand hewn look to each piece. This bear cutout adds a bit of whimsy and fun to an otherwise very traditional log bed. It’s finished with several coats of clear shellac.

I know that the very observant folks here at LJ’s will notice that the mattress doesn’t fit the bed very well…truth be told it’s a full size air mattress covered in a twin size blanket on a queen sized bed! I really need to invest in queen sized air mattress if my hubby is going to keep making these beds! LOL.

-- Robbinscabin, www.facebook.com/northcountryrustics





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helluvawreck

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#1 posted 1039 days ago

From the picture, I’ll bet you have a beautiful cabin and home place. The bed is wonderful.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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robbinscabin

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#2 posted 1039 days ago

Thank you! Our cabin was our “first” woodworking project! LOL. It’s 28×40 3 bedroom 2 bath and 1 loft…and we use half the basement for woodworking…the other half is storage. The front porch makes a great photo studio! LOL

-- Robbinscabin, www.facebook.com/northcountryrustics

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Jordan

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#3 posted 1039 days ago

I think if it was warm enough, I’d just leave it there on the porch and sleep outside – it looks so cozy!!!
I made one once too and as a matter of fact I just put it up for sale on Kijiji this very day. I guess my house just didn’t suit it.

-- http://www.jordanstraker.com

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robbinscabin

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#4 posted 1039 days ago

I can’t believe that’s true. I like to say that Rustic furniture suits any Country Home, Camp or Cabin. It also works nicely as a conversation piece in a very modern home because it showcases the unique style of the piece.

-- Robbinscabin, www.facebook.com/northcountryrustics

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robbinscabin

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#5 posted 1039 days ago

I forgot to say how much I liked your bed…Why isn’t it in your projects? LOL

-- Robbinscabin, www.facebook.com/northcountryrustics

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Jordan

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#6 posted 1039 days ago

Because I never really thought of it as a ‘successful’ project since it isn’t carved, more or less a skinned mess of mistakes and I did it 12 years ago – but my problem was that I intended to put log sides like yours but couldn’t find any long enough so I made it for rails – it wobbled back and forth so much, I hated it.

-- http://www.jordanstraker.com

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robbinscabin

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#7 posted 1039 days ago

My hubby feels the same way about the log/bear headboard for our son. It was our first attempt, we attached it to his existing metal frame. Our son loves it (as do all of his visiting friends) but hubby shakes his head each time he looks at it.

-- Robbinscabin, www.facebook.com/northcountryrustics

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