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Rustic Bed and Night Stands

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Project by Curtis S. posted 757 days ago 1371 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project went from a simple idea that should have taken a weekend to a 3 week long hand tool party. Both bed and night stands are made from reclaimed wood, fence planks, 2X4’s, and landscape timbers. I started with the basic design(which overall stayed the same throughout), and planned on buying cedar fence planks and using 2X6’s( 2 laminated together and rounded over for the four bed posts). I then got tricked into tearing down an old fence, which in turn worked out better than expected seeing as I got a lot of free lumber out of the deal. The bad part was the wood needed a lot of work before I could get it to furniture quality. So the project started and after hand planing all the planks, timbers, and 2X4’s, I got the great idea that since I was building the bed for myself I’d add an extra special feature…the star. I initially planned on routing the star in, but after sleeping on that choice, I decided to do it by hand(with a 1/4”, 1/2” and 3/4” chisel, oh and a exacto knife, and lots and lots of sanding). So the frame and nightstands took about a week to plane, cut, and build, but the star inlay in the headboard took about a week and a half(not 8 hours a day, but at least an hour or until I got frustrated enough to quit). The final sanding and staining took 2 days since I put two coats of stain to get the extra dark tones. Overall(like most of my first time projects) this was a great learning experience, in which I learned a lot about hand planes and forced me to invest in a quality wood carving kit, and that all the custom inlays I do from here on out will be done with a router(unless of course I am building it for myself, and that’s a whole different story). Thanks for looking and I hope you enjoy, I apologize for the lack of detail shown due to the low picture quality.

-- Curtis, Texas Woodworker and wood lover.





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josh

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#1 posted 756 days ago

I love the recycled-ness of it and the Texas-ness of it.

-- Josh; Former Pennsylvanian, current Coloradan

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#2 posted 756 days ago

Love rustic, good job on the bed.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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