LumberJocks

Beetle Kill Pine Platform Bed

  • Advertise with us
Project by RockyBlue posted 08-04-2013 06:57 AM 3750 views 29 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This took me 5 days to build, but next time it should only take 4 since I (almost) know what I’m doing now. The frame is 2 boxes that bolt to the head and footboard, with support feet in the middle. The head and footboards are 3 panels, but next time I may cheat and make it look like they are seperate by adding the trim pieces. Soft close drawer slides are 20” deep. This was a king. I built it from a photo the client showed me. It was a fun challange to engineer everything. The wood is all lodgepole beetle kill pine from trees I logged with fellow LJ Scott Shaeffer near Winter Park Colo. Frame is built from 2×3 doug fir studs. Thanks for lookin!

-- I haven't had this much fun since hogs ate my little brother. www.rockybluewoodworks.com





24 comments so far

View majuvla's profile

majuvla

3563 posts in 1562 days


#1 posted 08-04-2013 08:36 AM

Beautiful bed.Drawers looks nice – very usefull thing

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

View whitebeast88's profile

whitebeast88

3552 posts in 885 days


#2 posted 08-04-2013 08:45 AM

awesome bed,i like the storage in the bed.nice work.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

View Monte Pittman's profile (online now)

Monte Pittman

14663 posts in 1033 days


#3 posted 08-04-2013 09:08 AM

Great work as always sir.

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

View aussiedave's profile

aussiedave

3014 posts in 519 days


#4 posted 08-04-2013 10:49 AM

Wow, very nice bed…you did a great job.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

View Roger's profile

Roger

14898 posts in 1499 days


#5 posted 08-04-2013 01:09 PM

I really like this whole build

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

View HillbillyShooter's profile

HillbillyShooter

4787 posts in 987 days


#6 posted 08-04-2013 01:14 PM

Very nicely done—I like your drawers.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

View helluvawreck's profile

helluvawreck

15965 posts in 1562 days


#7 posted 08-04-2013 01:17 PM

It’s a great piece and turned out nicely.

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

View CodeNameDarkBlue's profile

CodeNameDarkBlue

26 posts in 844 days


#8 posted 08-04-2013 02:48 PM

Very nice bed. Someday I will have to use this as inspiration.

-- Adam - teaching history, coaching football, and crafting some of the finest saw dust around....

View DocSavage45's profile

DocSavage45

5129 posts in 1537 days


#9 posted 08-04-2013 04:38 PM

Thanks for showing the frame work. You have this down. And it’s sounds like a good client to work with. 5 , 8 hour days? My wife wants a bed room overhaul. A platform bed is on my to do list.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

View a1Jim's profile (online now)

a1Jim

112360 posts in 2272 days


#10 posted 08-04-2013 04:39 PM

Super build Rocky a cool looking bed.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

View jaykaypur's profile

jaykaypur

3401 posts in 1103 days


#11 posted 08-04-2013 04:46 PM

Now that is a sturdy bed! Really like how this was done. Great job.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

View JeremyPringle's profile

JeremyPringle

282 posts in 1169 days


#12 posted 08-04-2013 05:33 PM

That is really cool.

View nuttree's profile

nuttree

257 posts in 2019 days


#13 posted 08-04-2013 05:51 PM

As usual, fantastic!

-- I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in. -John Muir

View RobynHoodridge's profile

RobynHoodridge

126 posts in 1024 days


#14 posted 08-04-2013 11:26 PM

Beautiful.

-- Never is longer than forever.

View Jofa's profile

Jofa

215 posts in 533 days


#15 posted 08-05-2013 01:19 AM

That’s gorgeous! Beautiful work!

-- Thank you Lord for the passion and ability to make things from your creation.

showing 1 through 15 of 24 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase