Reclaimed Lumber Queen Bed

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Project by bmorewoodwork posted 01-20-2012 09:16 PM 2457 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 01-20-2012 09:47 PM


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

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#2 posted 01-20-2012 11:02 PM

Nice use of reclaimed wood!

Your friend should be very happy.

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#3 posted 01-20-2012 11:08 PM

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 01-20-2012 11:14 PM

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 01-20-2012 11:47 PM

That really turned out great, impressive mt joint

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#6 posted 01-21-2012 01:45 AM

a wonderful bed good job.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#7 posted 01-21-2012 02:27 AM

Good Job!

-- Don

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#8 posted 01-21-2012 06:53 AM

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 01-21-2012 09:12 AM

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

-- Sneaking up on the line....

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#10 posted 01-21-2012 03:07 PM

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 01-29-2012 05:01 PM

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

-- Derek, Iowa

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