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Princess Daybed for Daughter #9: Project Complete!

08-11-2018 04:09 PM by JohnMcClure | 2 comments »

After the last entry, we took some time to weigh our options. We decided to keep the bed for now; if I make a smaller, regular-style bed in the future, we’ll sell this one if possible. My mom is making some bumper cushions to fill in the gap around the mattress. All we needed were the ball finials, and touchup paint. But the ball finials needed a transition piece – wouldn’t look right screwed into end grain. So I made these: And realized they looked so good, the ba...

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Princess Daybed for Daughter #3: Stock prep and mortising

07-10-2018 12:24 PM by JohnMcClure | 0 comments »

I picked up two douglas fir 4×4s and two SYP 2×10s. One of those 2×10s contained three bottom rails (long back rail, two short side rails). The front rail is going to be thinner, 3/4”, to minimize shin-smashing risk; so it should be hardwood.How about this, from the pile under the tarp?You’ll see.Once that’s planed down and the rotten section trimmed out, it looks like this:Now I have a stack of boards cut to rough length, a bit overlong. It’s not the wh...

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Basic Bed Frame #2: Time Flies - Everything takes longer than expected

11-22-2017 09:00 PM by EarlS | 0 comments »

When I posted the first chapter in this build I expected that I was going to finish off the “few” details left to complete the construction portion in a day or two…...10 days later, I’m finally moving on to finishing. A 1” cleat was screwed and glued to the side rails for the bed slats to rest on. The slats will help keep the frame square and eliminate the need for a box spring. After boring out the bolt hole for the bed bolt, the hole for the cylindrical ...

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Slide Together & Apart Bookcase

03-31-2008 12:26 AM by CharlesWilson | 3 comments »

Slide Together & Apart Bookcase This bookcase was completed in early February, 2008 and accomplished a number of objectives: 1. I finally put to use some oak boards that I brought to Connecticut from Minnesota 30 years ago.2. I was able to reuse some boards taken out of a stereo cabinet that I had modified.3. I verified Jerry Work’s claims concerning the Festool dovetail bits (They don’t need to have a rabbet cut before going into wood at full depth).4. I created ...

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