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Beetle Kill Pine Queen Bed

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Project by RockyBlue posted 06-17-2012 05:00 AM 15044 views 10 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My latest design on the T&G bed. I changed the top and bottom rails to a bigger stronger design using 1.75×3.5” with a dado to hold the panels. They are mortised to the posts on the footboard, and pocket screwed on the headboard. The posts are 4×4 and side rails 2×6”. I will be giving this one away at The Colorado Experience show next weekend. The panels in the headboard have many beetle holes and tunnels, making for a unique piece. Finish is Watco danish oil.
I finally discovered using an air mattress for photos and shows is much better than hauling my heavy memory foam up and down the stairs.

-- I haven't had this much fun since hogs ate my little brother. www.coloradobeetlekillfurniture.com





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grizzman

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#1 posted 06-17-2012 05:42 AM

laying down in a bed like this with all this beautiful wood, would surly promote some good dreams…very nice bed

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

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 06-17-2012 10:32 AM

Like the look. Very clean.

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

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#3 posted 06-17-2012 01:20 PM

Great job!! Like the design.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#4 posted 06-17-2012 06:33 PM

Very nice. I can’t quite make it to the show, but i’ll take real good care of it for you. That is if your looking for someone else to give it to.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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#5 posted 06-18-2012 03:41 AM

I’ve been seeing more and more projects with this sort of lumber. I think it gives it that sorta rustic look. I like it! A king size bed is on my to do list. Might go with something very similar to this. Thnx for sharing.

-- Woodworking for the hobbyist woodworker. http://sergeantsawdust.com

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oltexasboy

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#6 posted 06-18-2012 05:28 PM

Good design , straight forward. How many slats did you use across the frame, or is it a platform bed?
I need to make one similar to this design, Thanks for the idea.

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RockyBlue

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#7 posted 06-18-2012 11:35 PM

I used 3 slats across the frame, some 2×3 studs. 4 or 5 could be used if weight is a concern.

-- I haven't had this much fun since hogs ate my little brother. www.coloradobeetlekillfurniture.com

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oltexasboy

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#8 posted 06-19-2012 04:33 PM

I may use 4 or 5, I’m going to make it king size and I am a pretty good size ol’boy. Thanks

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RockyBlue

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#9 posted 06-19-2012 05:28 PM

Good size ol’boy, you can also add support feet to the center of each cross beam to hold the weight down the center of the bed. Most people want it open for storage purposes, but sometimes I add the feet.

-- I haven't had this much fun since hogs ate my little brother. www.coloradobeetlekillfurniture.com

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#10 posted 11-02-2017 03:44 AM

any chance of getting the plans for this bed

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#11 posted 12-13-2017 02:03 AM

That looks awesome and is giving me some great inspiration. I’m in Michigan and haven’t heard of beetle kill pine. Where can I learn about it and is it something that’s available here.

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