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Built-In Bed #6: Don't Mock Me!

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Blog entry by Scott R. Turner posted 1343 days ago 948 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 5: A Thin Veneer of Civilization Part 6 of Built-In Bed series Part 7: Paint and Pumpkin Pie »

(The Story So Far: Our Hero is constructing a built-in bed for his daughter, with inadequate tools and woodworking experience, and so far has made only a small number of terrible errors, which fortunately he can blame on others.)

Just a short note today, because I haven’t had time to make significant progress these last two days. I did get out and trim the two panels that make up one side of the built-in to the same width and cut the top and bottom pieces, as well as the one permanent shelf. That at least let me mock up the fit and look. I had to clamp the large panel to the woodworker’s ever-handy aid: the garage door.

Hmm, it looks less impressive in a photo than it did in my imagination when I was slaving to build it :-). As a reminder, this is what the finished piece will look like:

So that mock-up is one end, minus the shelves and drawers.



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Rick

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#1 posted 1343 days ago

It should look great! But remember my motto – it’s not about the progress, it’s about the INTENDED progress!

-- There are many tempting parking places on the road to success

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Splinterman

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#2 posted 1343 days ago

Hey Scott,
The little Lady will love it….take your time…..measure four times …..cut once….maybe..:-))

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sras

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#3 posted 1343 days ago

You are making excellent progress – this is only going to look better as the details come together. A very creative design. I am looking forward to following the rest of the story!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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Scott R. Turner

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#4 posted 1342 days ago

Thanks for the support! I love the time in a project when you start being able to see the final form.

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