yeah, I'm fine. I've had the posts for about 14 years, just sitting in the shed, waiting for the right time, materials, and place to turn them into a bed. Lost my garage in the divorce about 12 years ago, and have not gained a new one, but I think if I build a few of these beds, I could pay for the garage with cash:
Cedar is a lovely wood- deep pink heartwood. It's not good for flooring - too soft. But it's great for furniture- doesn't rot very easily.
I saw a $14k cedar log bed years ago in a "rustic furniture" store that targets Kalifornia Yuppies on their way to their ski chalet's in Jackson hole. It was Cedar, but that was the end of the appeal for me- they were holding it together with LAG SCREWS! Who does that? Not me.
I invented an oversized barrel and bolt system for attaching bed posts to bed rails that locks the bed posts in place. Along with using joinery techniques and custom fitting things together, I believe I can make a bed that will outlast any....well, any sort of ruckus that comes along with having a bed. :)
I mean, any knucklehead can go out in the forest and screw limbs to a log and declare it rustic, but it takes a thoughtful person to make something that's actually worth having.
(Couldn't get quote feature to work on my phone). I couldn't agree with you more, @Mudflap things of quality are not mass produced on an assembly line. That is why pure quality can not be bought off a shelf. Unfortunately. If you want something to last, it must be hand made and done right. #qualitycraftsmanship