Reclaimed Lumber Queen Bed

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Project by bmorewoodwork posted 914 days ago 1711 views 5 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this bed for a friend out of reclaimed 2”x6” and 2”x8” material. All the lumber was $25! The lag bolts that hold the rails together cost more than the lumber! Headboard frame is held together with mortis and tenon joinery. The panel boards which were resawed to yield 2 for 1 are floating in a groove to allow for seasonal movement.

-- Chris - Baltimore, MD

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#1 posted 914 days ago


-- may not always be right,but,never in doubt.

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#2 posted 913 days ago

Nice use of reclaimed wood!

Your friend should be very happy.

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#3 posted 913 days ago

Great job – I assume since you said 2×6 and 2×8 its softwood, did you pre condition the wood before staining? I love the finish.

-- Michael and Matthew

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#4 posted 913 days ago

Mike- It is old rough sawn pine framing lumber. I did a somewhat light sanding to keep the saw marks but avoid splintering in the future. Then finished with two coats of linseed oil.

-- Chris - Baltimore, MD

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#5 posted 913 days ago

That really turned out great, impressive mt joint

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#6 posted 913 days ago

a wonderful bed good job.

-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 913 days ago

Good Job!

-- Don

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#8 posted 913 days ago

Great job! Simple but with tons of character. Keep reclaiming!

-- "The Noblest Art is that of making others happy." ~ P.T. Barnum

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#9 posted 913 days ago

Wow, great work, that old pine really has a rich amber hue.

-- Sneaking up on the line....

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#10 posted 913 days ago

looks good…i did one last year out of lumber from a tobacco barn, the pine already had a reddish tint from all those years of curing…i did a foot board to match, give the old farm look…...good job…keep posting


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#11 posted 905 days ago

nice, the finished bed looks great in that room too!

-- Derek, Iowa

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