A bed with meaning!

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Project by StephenSchaad posted 12-18-2012 03:13 AM 3976 views 4 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finally finished my bed. The wood is reclaimed, wormy hickory (we believe). It was the floor of the barn in which I began woodworking in Cuba, NY. It was a lot of work tearing up the boards, cleaning them and removing all the nails, planing the boards and then designing the bed itself with my father. Then I spent a lot of time dragging my feet but finally assembled it and I am very proud. I love it, and using lumber from the barn and having my father help me design it makes it very special to me.

It is for sale though. $88,999. Email me if interested.

I used bed hangers to make it easy to disassemble and assemble it. I used Danish oil, and danish oil with a dark pigment, then finished it with wipe on poly. The headboard and foot board were assembled with pocked screws.

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#1 posted 12-18-2012 03:49 AM

I love this wood. Absolutely gorgeous. Reclaimed wood just has a certain appeal that intrigues me. Great job on the bed but I believe you forgot to add tax to the price ;)

-- Jay -

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#2 posted 12-18-2012 04:05 AM

That is an excellent project. You can’t go down to Home Dep’t and get lumber like that. Thanks for sharing.

-- The works of evil people are not the problem. It is the "Good" people standing by and watching not speaking up. Dubsaloon

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#3 posted 12-18-2012 04:08 AM

Great design and story to go with it.

Does the price include free shipping?

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#4 posted 12-18-2012 04:16 AM

Reclaimed wood brings its character along every time it is used!

You did beautiful job bringing out this character again.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#5 posted 12-18-2012 08:47 AM

Very beautiful

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#6 posted 12-18-2012 10:51 AM

Great job! You’ve got something to be proud of.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#7 posted 12-18-2012 02:57 PM

Beautiful!! Great job, love the wood.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#8 posted 12-18-2012 03:37 PM

Thanks everybody. I appreciate the compliments!

The price does not include tax or processing and handling. Call now and I will NOT double the offer. Processing and Handling charge of $15,876 plus tax. haha

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#9 posted 12-18-2012 06:45 PM

This seems like a bed made in dreams! very cool!

-- Spofeo/Kristian

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#10 posted 12-18-2012 09:44 PM

Excellent and outstanding one!

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#11 posted 12-19-2012 01:26 AM

$88,999, eh. Damn! I only have $88, 998.
Great looking bed though.

-- "Today is more like now than it ever was before." -Yogi Berra

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#12 posted 12-21-2012 03:40 AM

Great Lookin Bed

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#13 posted 12-27-2012 08:21 PM

I like it but I don’t have an old Barn to get the wood from. So where do I send the Check. :)

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