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Project by Monte Pittman posted 04-09-2012 02:23 AM 2313 views 5 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a project for my son. Although I don’t mind how it looks, it is more rustic than I would normally like. He wanted to leave some of the bark and saw marks.

By the way, yes it is sitting in my driveway in the first two pictures.

Posts are 4×6. The planks are 2-1/4 inches thick. This thing weighs a ton.

This was my first attempt at M&T joints.

Thanks for looking.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.





12 comments so far

#1 posted 04-09-2012 02:55 AM

I like that!

-- It is fun to see where an imagination and two bored saws will get you.

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#2 posted 04-09-2012 03:07 AM

Nice job Mo !
No tornado is going to take THAT big boy away !
The lives edge gives it character too !

-- Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs ~ Henry Ford

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#3 posted 04-09-2012 06:11 AM

That looks pretty cool !

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#4 posted 04-09-2012 06:47 AM

Hi Monte. I like rustic work,cool bed !!!

-- http://forum.woodtools.ru/index.php?topic=59442.0

#5 posted 04-09-2012 07:17 AM

Very nice Monte I like the look

-- http://www.landwoodworks.com (L an D Woodworks)

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#6 posted 04-09-2012 09:52 AM

Looks great Monte. Proportions are tough to get right on rustic projects but yours are perfect.

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru.... cccedar.com

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#7 posted 04-10-2012 01:22 AM

Now that is a BOY’S bed! I like it a lot. The bark worked well with the finish you used. Looks like a fork lift or a lot of friends were involved in moving this!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#8 posted 04-10-2012 01:24 AM

Looks nice…and sturdy!

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#9 posted 06-25-2012 02:00 AM

That’s an awesome bed. Rustic for sure! If he ever decides to get rid of it, he wouldn’t have a problem selling it that’s for sure. Those types of beds sell for a pretty penny!

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#10 posted 12-07-2013 03:16 AM

WOW!

-- Nikki

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#11 posted 06-05-2015 10:23 AM

Wow! Gorgeous! Exactly what i would like to make for my grandsons first bed! I have the wood..just need the know how! New here..im hoping to learn alot on this site.

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#12 posted 06-05-2015 10:24 AM



Wow! Gorgeous! Exactly what i would like to make for my grandsons first bed! I have the wood..just need the know how! New here..im hoping to learn alot on this site.

- Meemaw


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