live edge bed

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Project by Monte Pittman posted 836 days ago 1788 views 4 times favorited 10 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. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#1 posted 836 days ago

I like that!

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

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#2 posted 836 days ago

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

-- Having fun...Eric

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#3 posted 836 days ago

That looks pretty cool !

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#4 posted 836 days ago

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

-- Lidiya,Russia.

#5 posted 836 days ago

Very nice Monte I like the look

-- (L an D Woodworks)

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#6 posted 836 days ago

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

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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#7 posted 835 days ago

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 835 days ago

Looks nice…and sturdy!

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#9 posted 759 days ago

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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