Belizean Sinker Mahogany Bed Frame

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Project by jakesdad posted 05-28-2012 04:27 PM 3643 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another unbelievable lumber find from my favorite local specialty yard. From what I understand this is a very limited supply from a Belizean river that locals were given permission to harvest. I’ve seen the logging maps from the British that were taking this lumber back to Europe in the 17-1800’s, so you can almost find out where it came from. Who knows how old it was when it was logged. It’s a king size frame with an overall width of 10-6” on the head board. The footboard is the resawn match to the live edge on the headboard. Side tables with cocobolo drawer pulls are coming next. Simple, but very heavy awkward project.

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#1 posted 05-28-2012 06:20 PM

that is some gorgeous wood, your very lucky to have it and i really think this is the best way to display it…beautiful…

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#2 posted 05-28-2012 10:47 PM

what a wonderful piece of wood. You have brought out the beauty in this rare find. It must of cost a pretty penny. Thanks for showing it.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#3 posted 05-28-2012 11:42 PM

Thanks, I thought simple slabs would show off the best part of any lumber. No amount of skill replaces what nature can do on its own and sometimes it best not to compete with her. As far as the price, it pays to have friends. He sells this for as much as $100/bf for luthier cut material. I paid no where near that, but I wish I could buy it all.

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