Make an elegant daybed out of 2x4's and recycled decking

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Blog entry by JordsWoodShop posted 09-01-2012 12:51 PM 6720 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In this video I make an elegant day bed for under $45!
Made entirely out of 2×4s for the frame and recycled pine decking for the slats, all that’s missing is a mattress and some sunny weather!

Note: I will be the first person to say that I should add a rail down the center of the bed and I will be doing so, but as I am waiting for hardware to arrive from overseas I decided to upload the video before the project was completely finished.

-- Regards, Jordan Crawford,

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#1 posted 09-01-2012 05:23 PM

Nice project. Very useful and inexpensive.

BTW, how’s the shop remodel coming along?

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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#2 posted 09-01-2012 06:05 PM

Nice job.
Who makes the hand held double borer you used for the dowel holes.


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#3 posted 09-01-2012 10:58 PM

Nice project, bad music. I stopped watching!

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#4 posted 09-02-2012 12:58 AM

Nobuckle – its coming along nicely, It has slowed down a bit as it is a functioning space again, But have got a few ideas i would like to incorporate still, the big one being a sanding area with down draft table and alike.

RH913 – The dowling machine is made by 909 powertools, I did a video a while ago as a “first impressions” review, and can say months later i am very happy with it,

-- Regards, Jordan Crawford,

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#5 posted 09-02-2012 03:58 AM

I got one of them fancy computers with volume control….............................;-J

-- Joe in Pueblo West, Colo.

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#6 posted 09-08-2012 05:49 AM

Good job bud!

-- Follow my woodworking adventures in The Second Wind Workshop,

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