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Beetle Kill Pine Queen Bed

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Project by RockyBlue posted 865 days ago 2015 views 7 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This queen bed is built with 4” square posts and tongue & groove paneling. The headboard measures 62” tall and footboard posts are 29” tall. I used Rockler 6” bedrail connectors and they are soild and easy to install. 2”x8”x82” make the side rails. This took me a whopping 2 days to build. Finish is the usual watco natural danish oil and satin water-based poly.

-- I haven't had this much fun since hogs ate my little brother. www.rockybluewoodworks.com





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Betsy

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#1 posted 865 days ago

Looks great and study as well. Thanks for sharing.

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 865 days ago

As usual I love your stuff. Nice use of the wood.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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DocSavage45

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#3 posted 865 days ago

really clean lines, Nice color, looks sturdy! 216 hours you must be slipping LOL! The tounge and groove have room for expansion?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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RockyBlue

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#4 posted 865 days ago

The T&G fit loosely in dado’s so they can move around if they expand or contract. They slip in the framework & there is horizontal and vertical space for movement. I like using t&g for panels, it’s a good alternative to glued panels in some cases.

-- I haven't had this much fun since hogs ate my little brother. www.rockybluewoodworks.com

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gavinzagreb

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#5 posted 865 days ago

Can someone send me some of those beetles so I can infect some pine trees over here.
I really like the look of that wood !
The bed is also great.

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workerinwood

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#6 posted 865 days ago

Well done, great job!!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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itsmic

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#7 posted 864 days ago

Nice Bed, Well Made with a touch of Class, Your production time is impressive, Great job, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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NBeener

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#8 posted 864 days ago

Are there elves that work 2nd and 3rd shift, for you ?

Man ! You DO just bang ‘em out !

Beautiful bed. Great job on the design AND the execution !

-- -- Neil

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doncutlip

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#9 posted 864 days ago

Massive and sturdy looking. Great wood in it, fantastic project.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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juanabee

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#10 posted 864 days ago

I love the look of beetle kill pine. Thanks for posting. Every time I see a quality project made from beetle kill pine I can’t take my eyes off it. Question: will the non-blue wood eventually turn grey with exposure to UV?

-- "Life's nonsense pierces us with strange relation." Wallace Stevens

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RockyBlue

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#11 posted 864 days ago

The blue or grey does not spred past the sapwood once the tree dies. Many of my own pieces have seen UV from windows, and it turns the normal colored portions slightly tan, and may darken the greys and browns in the wood.

-- I haven't had this much fun since hogs ate my little brother. www.rockybluewoodworks.com

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