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Beetle Kill Pine Queen & Full Beds

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Project by RockyBlue posted 05-03-2012 11:21 PM 2749 views 8 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These 2 beds are made from Beetle Kill lodgepole and ponderosa pine from Colorado. The posts and rails are lodgepole, while the T&G headboards and footboards are mixed ponderosa and lodgepole. One footboard top cap has a bullet stuck in it, I found while milling it. I thought it looked neat so I centered it along the piece and cut away 1/2 to show it. The top T&G board on the Full bed has many beetle holes which I thought was unique. The queen is for a customer. The full bed gained me many mother-in-law points, as it is a gift for her. These use Rockler brackets. Finish is Watco danish oil. Headboards stand 50” tall and footboard is 24”. They both have 7” under the rails for storage boxes. The posts are 4×4. The T&G are loosely captured in a frame with a 3/4” dado.

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grizzman

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#1 posted 05-03-2012 11:37 PM

yep , love that pine, nothing like it in the world, i know whoever sleeps in these will have a nice solid sleep , knowing there wrapped up in the arms of a big ole pine…great work, whats next…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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RichinsCarpentry

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#2 posted 05-03-2012 11:43 PM

Very nice!!

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GrandpaLen

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#3 posted 05-04-2012 12:25 AM

...you can never have too many Mother-in-Law points, and by the looks of that bed you should have banked quite a few.

Nicely done. – Len

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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Monte Pittman

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#4 posted 05-04-2012 01:12 AM

ALWAYS good to have mother in law points. You have such a clean design. Very beautiful.

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

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Martyroc

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#5 posted 05-04-2012 01:20 AM

Beautiful beds, beetle kill pine, has such strong characteristics, just a great looking wood. Really nicely done, I like it a lot.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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mmh

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#6 posted 05-04-2012 02:20 AM

Beautiful set of beds! I’m glad to see how the wood of damaged trees can still be utilized and admired.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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Kevin

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#7 posted 05-04-2012 03:05 AM

I love the beds, great job. I agree with Marty, beetle kill pine has such a great look.

-- Measure twice, cut once, then rout a whole bunch

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workerinwood

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#8 posted 05-04-2012 01:19 PM

Nice!! Like the design and the build.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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dustysawyer

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#9 posted 05-04-2012 02:53 PM

Love the headboard on the queen. I see a mallard leaving the water at sunset on a cloudy day in the mountains.

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JohnnyMike

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#10 posted 07-12-2012 12:34 AM

These are really great.

-- John Michael George, www.ntm.org/john_george

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