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Spalted Poplar Rustic Bed Head and Foot Board

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Project by trippcasey posted 435 days ago 1098 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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DAC

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#1 posted 435 days ago

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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workerinwood

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#2 posted 434 days ago

Great job!! Very creative.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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Nanigai

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#3 posted 434 days ago

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

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stefang

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#4 posted 434 days ago

Really nice.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 434 days ago

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

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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whitebeast88

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#6 posted 434 days ago

beautiful bed..

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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trippcasey

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#7 posted 434 days ago

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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LakeLover

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#8 posted 434 days ago

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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trippcasey

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#9 posted 434 days ago

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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steliart

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#10 posted 432 days ago

amazing!!!

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

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Fishinbo

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#11 posted 428 days ago

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

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pete69

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#12 posted 267 days ago

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

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