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Project by Les Hastings posted 12-09-2012 04:27 PM 4536 views 5 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a full size bed made for my Grandson Knox. Its made out of walnut with used wooden baseball bats of various lenghts. Small bases were made to put on top of the footboard posts with baseballs on top of the head board posts. The walnut was bleached then dye stained and glazed. All the surfaces have been hand planed and scraped for ware.

The last picture is you guessed it, my Grandson Knox!

Thanks for looking and happy Holidays!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)





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#1 posted 12-09-2012 04:31 PM

Great idea Les.

I am sure your grandson will have a lot of happy times with the bed.

Did you bleach the walnut to lighten it up so it would have a more antique look after staining?

-- Oldworld, Fair Oaks, Ca

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#2 posted 12-09-2012 04:31 PM

MLB Grand slam!

-- Max the "night janitor" at www.hardwoodclocks.com

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#3 posted 12-09-2012 04:44 PM

Yes John your right that’s why it was bleached for the antique affect. Thanks!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#4 posted 12-09-2012 04:45 PM

Clever idea. Good job.

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

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#5 posted 12-09-2012 04:51 PM

Totally unique Idea Les. What a cute little fellow.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#6 posted 12-09-2012 05:38 PM

Very nice. How did you get the baseball bats through the rails?

-- There are some things that money can't buy - Manners, morals and integrity

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#7 posted 12-09-2012 06:12 PM

Very original!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#8 posted 12-09-2012 06:25 PM

Wow! That bed is amazing! Very cool!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#9 posted 12-09-2012 06:39 PM

Now that’s one of the coolest beds I’ve ever seen! SUPER!

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#10 posted 12-09-2012 09:27 PM

Awesome!

-- Scott in North Carolina

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#11 posted 12-09-2012 09:33 PM

Nice! I love it. Where’d you get all those bats?

One way of attaching the bats is to split the rail and re-glue once all the bats are in place.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#12 posted 12-09-2012 09:44 PM

The top rails of the head and footboard are split rails. they have threaded inserts and bronze colored flat allen head bolts from the back side. So the bats can be taken out and used or replaced with different ones if need be. The bats came from antique and junk stores, some from criagslist, rummage sales. Took a while to find enough.

Thanks Guys!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#13 posted 12-09-2012 09:47 PM

What a cool bed for your grandson. I was thinking of the bats as well as others on here. My guess is you drilled the holes cut the bat put the top through the holes and re-attached the bat from the inderside. With maybe a threaded rod joining the two? Or am I way off? LOL

How ever you did it the bed is awesome!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#14 posted 12-09-2012 11:45 PM

Very Cool!

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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#15 posted 12-10-2012 03:47 AM

great bed always like to see new ideas.

-- If your not supposed to have hair on your face......why does it grow their

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