Spalted Poplar Rustic Bed Head and Foot Board

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Project by trippcasey posted 06-10-2013 11:47 PM 2239 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ive had to take a break after my son was born, but I finally finished my head and footboards to my bed. I thought these two boards were very unique and wanted to do something with them for some time. When my bed broke, the idea came to me to make a rustic bed out of these bookmatched pieces. No special joinery involved, but still a good looking piece if you ask me. I love the natural colors and the knot. Its finished in linseed oil and wipe on poly. Hope you like it! It wasnt a hard project really, just one made from necessity.

-- I almost post pics....until I see the daily top three...then I delete my post.

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#1 posted 06-10-2013 11:51 PM

necessity is the mother of invention and I say you did a bang up job. Try not to break this bed as it is too nice looking.

-- Wood is a zen like experiance.

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#2 posted 06-11-2013 12:10 PM

Great job!! Very creative.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#3 posted 06-11-2013 12:17 PM

Really nice job, sometimes it’s all about the timber, not the joinery as is the case here.
Thanks for sharing.

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#4 posted 06-11-2013 05:17 PM

Really nice.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 06-11-2013 05:54 PM

That will make a really nice bed. It will definitely be a real eye catcher.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#6 posted 06-11-2013 09:33 PM

beautiful bed..

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#7 posted 06-11-2013 09:45 PM

Thanks to all for the compliments!

-- I almost post pics....until I see the daily top three...then I delete my post.

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#8 posted 06-11-2013 09:49 PM

Really well done. I like that style and you pulled it off.

Now Hmmm, New son and a broken bed.??? Energenic fella arn’t yea !!! ;)

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#9 posted 06-12-2013 12:15 AM

Lol @LakeLover….the bed was broke before he was born. It was actually broken before my middle child was born from my oldest horse playing on it. I patched it up then, and it finally gave out beyond repair.

-- I almost post pics....until I see the daily top three...then I delete my post.

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#10 posted 06-14-2013 02:13 AM


-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions

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#11 posted 06-17-2013 02:40 PM

It’s beautiful and unique. The wood has so much character, very nice rustic look. Wonderful work on it.

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#12 posted 11-25-2013 03:40 PM

looks great. i am looking to build something like these for for son.

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