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Spalted Curly Maple and Steel floating headboard

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Project by donaldmee posted 446 days ago 3582 views 25 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this for one of the guest rooms in our house. I picked up several of these spalted maple boards a while ago and played around with different projects to use it in for a while. When my wife reminded me how boring that room was. Then poof there it was! I handmade the lights and inset all the steel to be flush. Mixing the clean contemporary lines with the live edge floating shelves is one of my favorite parts. That and having a cool bed to sleep in when I am in the dog house.

-- donald mee





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helluvawreck

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#1 posted 446 days ago

Real unusual and creative. Good work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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BTimmons

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#2 posted 446 days ago

I dig it. Modern, clean, and classy.

-- Brian Timmons, Big T Woodworks - https://www.etsy.com/shop/BigTWW - http://vimeo.com/98821147

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#3 posted 446 days ago

Wow! Beautiful work and brilliant design.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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widdle

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#4 posted 445 days ago

Very cool…stylin…

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ChristianViggo

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#5 posted 445 days ago

Really like the use of spalted maple and steel. The colors work well together. The lamps are really nice too! Not sure about the end tables. Something about them being the only organic form and/or sticking it feels weird to me.

-- I want to live in a society where people are intoxicated with the joy of making things. - William S. Coperthwaite

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PaulLL

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#6 posted 445 days ago

Nice work!

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donaldmee

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#7 posted 445 days ago

Thanks to everyone for your feedback. Thank you Christian, that is something to consider and think about. I really like playing with the juxtaposition of the two design ques.

-- donald mee

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Fishinbo

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#8 posted 444 days ago

That’s awesome combination! Love the gorgeous spalted maple, goes really well with steel and the whole organic look. Impressive!

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smoke

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#9 posted 442 days ago

love it! i made one similar to that myself.

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Jamie

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#10 posted 432 days ago

Thats pretty sexy for the doghouse. Were the lights hard to make?

-- Jamie McDonald, Buford GA

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Robsshop

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#11 posted 430 days ago

Very unique and beautifully made headboard! I really like the combo of the spalted maple and steel and the natural finishing of the maple. If You don’t mind sharing, could You please tell us what finishing technique You used. I have some reclaimed Maple that looks very much the same and would love to achieve the same results. Thanks for any info and once again nice project !.........Rob

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans repurposed wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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