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Four-Poster Captain's Bed #2: How this got started...

09-16-2015 06:59 AM by RobII | 0 comments »

How this promise of a captain’s bed came about was almost an accident. My bride-to-be is used to having a large bed, California King, to be exact. All I had was a paltry queen-sized mattress on a relatively low frame. She commented that I probably stuck out over both ends when I slept (I’m 6’ 4”), and I had to agree with her. She also did not (understandably) want to share a bed with me that I had shared with my last (deceased) wife. So, I went and bought a Cal-Ki...

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Lauren's Bed #1: A Start to the Modified Captain's Bed for Lauren

01-19-2011 06:57 AM by Jesse Schutt | 0 comments »

I’ve been slowly working on building a modified captain’s bed for my 3 year old daughter. I thought I’d document some of the progress here. It’s been a fun project so far and my wife is itching for me to get it completed. This is the initial concept that I came up with after seeing a similar bed in a local furniture store. Lauren’s room isn’t very large, so having some storage under the bed is really a bonus. Lauren outgrew her crib and small b...

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Twin-Sized Bed With Pull-Out Desk, Closet, and Dresser #5: The Dresser Unit

01-31-2010 07:05 AM by gbarteck | 3 comments »

In our last episode…the desk unit came together nicely. Now for the dresser unit… The dresser unit, like the desk unit has to be built in “mirror image” from it’s design from the first bed. The dresser features three drawers that are 28”Wx7”Hx22”D. I’m putting full-extension drawer slides on the drawers, to give easy access all the way to the back of the drawers. A feature of the dresser that I really like in this design is th...

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Twin-Sized Bed With Pull-Out Desk, Closet, and Dresser #2: The First Time: Lessons Learned

01-24-2010 10:28 PM by gbarteck | 3 comments »

In our last episode…you heard about the why of building a pair of captain’s beds. Now we get into the how of building them… Okay so I need to build a pair of captains beds for my youngest two boys. After seeing what was available inthe furniture stores, we pretty much knew what we wanted in the beds, as far as features are concerned: A dresser with three large drawers A reasonable size student desk that can put put away when not in use A closet capable of hangi...

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