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post #1 of 17 Old 01-12-2008, 01:24 PM Thread Starter
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Pine burl wood

Some of the Lodgepole Pine burlwood that I have collected over the years. I glean this stuff while getting in the firewood.


Our two daughters have married and moved out, so we sold their twin beds that I had made for them.
Now, my wife thought it would be a good idea for me to make a queen size bed out of some of the pine burlwood for when they come home for visits. Sooooo, after about 2 weeks of work, I just finished building it. It needs about 4 coats of finish, then I will post some pics, of the finished bed.( in a couple of days)

Please do not look at all the dust

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My eyes just bugged out...man that is nice. It looks like a mythical giant's club collection.

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I said that I would post pics of this queen size bed in a few days. Ended up having to put on six coats of polyurethane. One coat a day, so took longer than I thought it would.

I always have difficulty photographing this wood with a high gloss finish on it, also had a hard time with lighting in the cave I had to take the pics in.

Anyhow here are the pics.









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i second that
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Looks great Ron!

Did you say tool sale?
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Thanks All

Heres one more picture of the shoulder joint that I use for the side rail/post connection. I call it a blind scribed mortise tenon joint. I make a rectangular tenon on the end of the side rail to avoid a swivel action.
( A 1/2 lag bolt throgh the post and into the end of the side rail makes it real snug. )

I use the same kind of joint for the four cross pieces that connect with the posts, except using a 2" round tenon.

I have made over 20 beds and have never owned a regular tenon cutter. I just use a hole saw on the ends of the verts for a guide, then fiddle whittle the tenons down until they fit in the 1 1/2" holes.

Going to have to get a tenon cutter someday.

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awesome

That is one truly awesome bed!! Even better than the one I made for my woman and me last winter. And those pieces are incredible.
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Going to have to get a tenon cutter someday.

Looks like yer doin' okay without one to me

We will harvest no burl before it's time.....
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One of a kind for sure, very cool. I could never sleep in it though, I already have dreams about burls (and other funky wood) as it is .
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Very nice. One of a kind. Did you have to hand sand all that?
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WOW!!! thhat joint is amasing the bed looks awesome!

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Very nice. One of a kind. Did you have to hand sand all that?
Yes, I call it hand sanded. I used a random orbital sander down to 220 grit.
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Excellent! before I scrolled down and saw pictures, I thought those would be great for bedposts, then you took the idea right out of my mind.
Beautiful work!
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great job on that Ron
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Very very nice....................

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Many Thanks to ONE and ALL for your comments.

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