2"x4"s from the thirties to a modern style bed.

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Project by Niall mMc Keown posted 826 days ago 2749 views 16 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have a client who loves the classic fir grain from old lumber.
He said “the more nail holes , the better”.
I also made two small cutouts with doors for their cell phone chargers and grain matched the doors.
I used plywood to build the base and put a drawer in each side.

-- Niall, California,

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#1 posted 826 days ago

Very Very nice, really like the look.. hard to imagine them as just 2 by’s. the grain and the distressed look from use is outstanding. very well don..


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#2 posted 826 days ago

Beautiful, great job!! Like the design.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#3 posted 826 days ago

That’s absolutely inspiring Niall, great job fulfilling the cilent’s wishes. I’m a beginning woodworker and have been working primarily with reclaimed dougfir myself. Did you do anything to fill the nail holes? They look very natural (can you say that about nail holes?) so I’m thinking theres no filler/epoxy in there.

Also, can you describe the finish and process a little? What you did kept the aged look of the fir and I love that. Details please, and again, an outstanding build!

-- JC Garcia, Concord, CA : "It's easier to ask forgiveness than permission..."

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#4 posted 826 days ago

I like the design of the whole bed. Nice work.

-- Tim-; Twitter-@asliceofwood; Facebook-

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#5 posted 826 days ago

Very nice bed.You really done good work from old planks.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 826 days ago

Wow, usually not a fan of the modern look, but this still has life and inspiration, and practical! Nice work

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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#7 posted 826 days ago

That is gorgeous wood

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