That kind of fall apart.
Instead of a box spring, it had an old waterbed platform under it
Tore things down into “parts”
Some posts will get rived apart, as they were three piece glue ups.
Longer stuff to be cut down a bit
I think I will keep these pieces. Got to sawing stuff down.
Working down some leg parts. The goal was to build a Frame & Panel Tool Chest, using the parts from the old bed. Rive a board means to split it down the length, hoping for a straight board to show up. One three board post wasn’t too hateful, the other was very ugly.
Real ugly. had to get out the chisels and hammer, and split off a bit on each side
Just to get rid of the worse of the mess. Then a scrub jack plane
to get it flat enough for a try plane to go over it
Found a split right down the center. Finished the split and kept the better half. Reswed the other nasty blank to match the skinny one. Planed them down to as close a match as i could. Set up a screw in the plane stop jig. Got the router out, and cut a 3/8’’ x 3/8” groove along one side. Already had the rest of the parts milled down the other day, all except the end rails
Now, the bad part of these parts? Underneath that fancy Golden oak stain, there is a two piece veneer, then the good wood. Most of which is a series of glue-ups to get to the width the factory needed. They didn’t even notice grain direction. I have grain running everywhere in a single board. The inside surfaces were a paper-like thingy, but still a two piece veneer. I could “split off most of it, but then had to plane off the remains, and the glue. They used a stapled, cope & stick joint to make the frames. LOTS of staples to dig out. Didn’t need the cope part, so
I set up a small jig of three screws to hold each piece. AFTER the staples were pulled, of course. A #3 hand plane to remove the cope part. Now I just have to fit the frames together
Like this side panel frame. Needing to fit the mortises and install a raised panel. The narrow stile is for the back leg. The fancy one is for the front leg. So far, I have most of the parts about milled up
Front and back frames are a bit wider. Some of the pine from the platform frame will be a floor for the chest, the rest will make a few sliding trays.
Stay tuned, this could get interesting…even scary…
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