Birthday Baby Doll Bed #3: Oh what a difference a saw makes!

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Blog entry by JohnnySplinterfinger posted 01-27-2013 05:02 AM 1792 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well since the circular saw didn’t quite workout last night I am now happy to say that I am a proud owner of a table saw. Got a pretty good deal on it too. Specs on that some other time. Either way, here is the rough up setup of the pre-sanded/pre-stained unfinished project.

I tried to get a shot like my Sketch Up model, but I’m no Picasso of cellphone cameras lol!

-- If you learn a lot from your mistakes then I must be a freakin' genius!

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#1 posted 01-27-2013 03:49 PM

Hey Johnny, welcome to LJ!

Is this for your daughter? It’s cool when they get to help out.

What are you going to do for a bottom? 1/4” ply? You could make a 1/4” dado on your new table saw in the bottom edge of the horizontal rails and install the plywood in it when you assemble it permanently. lightweight, no cleats, glue or hardware needed…. notch ply around corner posts.

I wonder if this might be a good project to use those wooden pocket screw plugs on.

You could use a 1/2” dowel for 2 or 3 ladder steps too.

From the picture, It looks like those two front slats might stain different than the rest… not that it matters.

Nice job!.... aint it fun? :- )

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#2 posted 01-27-2013 06:00 PM

Yeah, there’s no comparison between a circular saw and a table saw. They’re as different as a wheelbarrow and a backhoe.

-- Brian Timmons -

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#3 posted 01-28-2013 01:54 AM

@Reedwood – This is for one of my nieces. It is her and her sisters birthday party next weekend. The bottom/mattress is going to be pink Styrofoam left over from an old project. My wife is going to upholster it, and make a couple baby doll blanket sets to go with it. As for the pocket hole plugs, I do believe that it would be a great project for that, but due to time constraints vs. bills coming up I’m basically tapped out after that table saw purchase haha! Staining yes, definitely shows, sort of. Well, if you’re looking for it past the horrible job everywhere else. Which leads me to my next post soon!...

@BTimmons – I couldn’t have said it better myself! I’m adding that to my arsenal for when some of my family members baulk at me for putting a table saw in a 8’ x 10’ “basement workshop” like I’ve done.

-- If you learn a lot from your mistakes then I must be a freakin' genius!

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