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Walnut bunk bed #7250639
04/24/21 12:10 AM
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This is my first attempt at anything like this. I found and was given a black walnut tree that was blown down over a year a go. So I took the log a bought a bandsaw mill. Decided the track was too short so I built my own 24' track learned how to wire/mig weld.

Now the grandson's have a solid walnut bunk bed. I did use 1" red oak for the mattress slats

What do you think should I have done something different? [Linked Image]

Re: Walnut bunk bed [Re: Ark Trapper] #7250641
04/24/21 12:12 AM
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I like to put some gloss polyurethane on it...really makes any burl, or lighter wood pop. Looks good!


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Re: Walnut bunk bed [Re: Ark Trapper] #7250644
04/24/21 12:21 AM
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Very cool


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Re: Walnut bunk bed [Re: Ark Trapper] #7250660
04/24/21 02:36 AM
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Looks fantastic!

Re: Walnut bunk bed [Re: Ark Trapper] #7250661
04/24/21 03:08 AM
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"Do something different"? Yeah, given it to me lol.
Very cool bed! Love walnut!


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Re: Walnut bunk bed [Re: Ark Trapper] #7250666
04/24/21 04:59 AM
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Nice!


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Re: Walnut bunk bed [Re: Ark Trapper] #7250771
04/24/21 08:55 AM
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Great Work


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Re: Walnut bunk bed [Re: Ark Trapper] #7250790
04/24/21 09:30 AM
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Nice action!! Is it pretty heavy...?


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Re: Walnut bunk bed [Re: Ark Trapper] #7250829
04/24/21 10:47 AM
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Yeah its very heavy these boys or their grandma will not be rearranging any. I carried it in and assembled it in place.
I was pretty happy with the way it turned out and its finished just it time for our 28 year anniversary so the boy were able to stay the night. Guess I'll build one more, this time out of cedar for my daughter

Re: Walnut bunk bed [Re: Ark Trapper] #7250832
04/24/21 10:52 AM
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I didn't see anything about drying the lumber. The comment about it being heavy brought that to my attention.

Hopefully, you will have no problems with the wood shrinking.


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Re: Walnut bunk bed [Re: Ark Trapper] #7250841
04/24/21 11:01 AM
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I don't think it will time will tell i guess.

Re: Walnut bunk bed [Re: Ark Trapper] #7250910
04/24/21 12:20 PM
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looks like a fine job !!! Walnut may or may not shrink, depends on how soon it was cut up and where it was stored. Most times if made into something that holds it in place it does fine.

What mill did you buy? I am in the beginning stages of building a swing blade for myself.

Re: Walnut bunk bed [Re: Ark Trapper] #7250967
04/24/21 02:05 PM
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I just bought a harborfreight mill. Then I built my own 24' track. They were the only ones that didn't have a 6 month or longer delivery time. So far I'm impressed with that little predator engine it has started 1st pull every time. I think it will do me fine im not depending on it for my living.

Re: Walnut bunk bed [Re: Ark Trapper] #7250972
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I also built my deck. Red oak post pine frame and steps alternating red/white oak deck boards and walnut/cedar rail

Re: Walnut bunk bed [Re: Ark Trapper] #7250985
04/24/21 02:28 PM
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Ark Trapper , that puts a whole new spin on the phrase ' Make your bed '

Nice job !


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Re: Walnut bunk bed [Re: Ark Trapper] #7251088
04/24/21 06:05 PM
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That’s super cool!
Any pics of the mill?

I have used a lot of Harbor Freights Predator motors on mud motors over the years. Always start good, even in the cold and I’ve never blown one up or wore it out. The guy who builds the mud motor kits did an informal study on the those motors and said that the motors with Mobil 1 5-30 high mileage run the longest. He breaks them in with regular oil then switches to Mobil 1 High Miles.

Re: Walnut bunk bed [Re: Ark Trapper] #7251116
04/24/21 06:37 PM
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Cute kid!


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Re: Walnut bunk bed [Re: Ark Trapper] #7251169
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Thanks that was his first birthday. [Linked Image]

Re: Walnut bunk bed [Re: Ark Trapper] #7251174
04/24/21 08:27 PM
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Very nice.


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Re: Walnut bunk bed [Re: Ark Trapper] #7251193
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pretty cool bed.

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