Rustic bed frame

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Project by rzietlow posted 11-15-2013 08:48 PM 2019 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this bed frame for my nephew about a year ago. My sister wanted a very rustic bed frame and this is what I came up with. It is made from construction grade Douglas fir. No stain was used at all. I soaked steel wool in vinegar then applied it to the wood. It causes a rapid oxidation to occur and make the wood look aged. Then I beat it all up with screws and nails. Finished off with a top coat if shellac.

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#1 posted 11-15-2013 08:50 PM

Looks like a very sturdy bed and you hit the rustic lok spot on.

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#2 posted 11-16-2013 12:49 AM

Very Nice Work Indeed! Thanks For Sharing.


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#3 posted 11-20-2013 02:27 PM

Love that headboard, very nice distressed and rustic look. I’m sure she loves it as well. Great job!

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