Beetle Kill Pine Platform Bed

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Project by RockyBlue posted 08-03-2013 at 11:57 PM 3488 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.

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#1 posted 08-04-2013 at 01:36 AM

Beautiful bed.Drawers looks nice – very usefull thing

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 08-04-2013 at 01:45 AM

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

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#3 posted 08-04-2013 at 02:08 AM

Great work as always sir.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#4 posted 08-04-2013 at 03:49 AM

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

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

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#5 posted 08-04-2013 at 06:09 AM

I really like this whole build

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#6 posted 08-04-2013 at 06:14 AM

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

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#7 posted 08-04-2013 at 06:17 AM

It’s a great piece and turned out nicely.

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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#8 posted 08-04-2013 at 07:48 AM

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....

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#9 posted 08-04-2013 at 09:38 AM

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

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#10 posted 08-04-2013 at 09:39 AM

Super build Rocky a cool looking bed.

-- Custom furniture

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#11 posted 08-04-2013 at 09:46 AM

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!

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#12 posted 08-04-2013 at 10:33 AM

That is really cool.

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#13 posted 08-04-2013 at 10:51 AM

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

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


-- Never is longer than forever.

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#15 posted 08-04-2013 at 06:19 PM

That’s gorgeous! Beautiful work!

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

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