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Forum topic by WoodJediNTraining posted 01-12-2011 12:41 AM 1259 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-12-2011 12:41 AM

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Today while on my way home i drove by a residence that had thrown out a perfectly good Queen Size bed frame made completely of wood… if I am correct the species is a low cost Poplar, however the wood is in absolute New condition, with no defects.

Now the delima, I have no need for or room for a queen size bed. So I am trying to come up with an idea of a project to make with this wood.. At first thought, I thought i could cut the bed platform in sections leaving 3 rungs per section..adding some supports and mounting hardware and making wall mounted quilt hangers ..Novel idea.. But I would like to get the input of some of you Lumber jocks out there and see what other ideas come to mind… Now as an added twist to this Trash to treasure adventure…Whatever projects or build comes from this discussion…The finished product(s) will be sold or auctioned off in my community as well as online and the proceeds from the sale or auction will be donated to the Woodworkers Fighting Cancer Program and the LiveStrong Foundation…

Thank you

-- Newbie, aka Wood_Jedi,

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#1 posted 01-12-2011 05:07 AM

Ooooooh free nicewood.
You can do lots with that.

Like make boxes, frames, toys, scrollwork.
I found some pallets for free and made a couple of really nice frames like these cap mirror and angelfish mirror
Enjoy your sawdust making!

-- Theresa,

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#2 posted 01-12-2011 07:29 AM

Don’t be constrained by the dimensions you see….this stuff glues up wonderfully to make beefier stock for different sorts of projects.

-- " his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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#3 posted 01-12-2011 08:08 AM

I’m with Theresa,

I think I would probably cut apart all the pieces to add to my stock for a rainy day. Aside from that, it might work as a trellis. Picture frames are a good idea. You can glue pieces up into various profiles. Or maybe a magic fortune telling box machine. Oh wait, I’m still trying to figure that one out…

-- Entertainment for mere mortal woodworkers.

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#4 posted 01-12-2011 08:58 AM

LOL Yea Buddy, I noticed you were having a heck of a time working on that… How’s it going? I had to look up the twilight zone episode to try to figure out the direction you were heading… Hey when you get it working, think maybe you could fill my in on the upcoming florida lottery numbers? :O) .Ha ha … Some of the wood will most likely end up as stocl for a rainy day.. But I am hoping to get some creative insight and ideas to point me in the direction i should be going…lol if that makes any sense….

-- Newbie, aka Wood_Jedi,

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#5 posted 01-12-2011 09:19 AM

I must have missed the trash part

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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