My first project on here is to build this bed frame:
I’ve asked a couple questions iin a forum and I got great response.
I got it in my mind how to do everything on this project but the radius edges.
This bed frame is going for $1499 on ebay, for $1499, I can buy all the tools and lumbar and stain and mess up about a dozen times for $1500 so I’m taking this on as a challenge for me.
I’ve build bed frames before, nothing like this though. When my wife was going to school, she lived in a basement appt with a spiral staircase and there was no way to get a queen size box spring down there. so I took two 4×8 MDO boards down there, cut them down to Queen size and made a 2×4 based platform, nothing pretty by far, but it was functional and solid as a rock. The landlord was kind of a female dog, she came down one time and asked how the hell I plan to get this out of here? I told her the same way I got it in, with a screwdriver.
I’ve been watching a ton of videos on woodworking, fine woodworking and I’m finding it to be fascinating. I’ve have some basic tools, skill saw, hack saw, cordless drill. Recently I’ve been investing in some better tools, I just bought a Dewalt three base router on ebay for $208, brand spanking new, not a speck of sawdust on it. I’ve also bought an 80 piece 1/2 shank bit set.
For this project, so far I’m thinking I’m going to need a dovetail jig for the drawers (a little bit more professional than a block in the corner of the drawers) and a table saw. It is a big project for me and I’m just getting started (plans in my head). I can see how I’m going to do everything but the nice radius corners. So that would be my first of many questions, how do I make these nice corners.
I’m not too concerned with time or money that I put in to this project, I’m limited on the money part. I can afford to put $150 a week into this project for as long as it takes. Hopefully I can get it done within 10 weeks, if not, I’ll at least have the tools and experience and some nice fire wood j/k.
Well, this is my project and any tips or advice is defiantly welcome.
-- Whether you think you can or think you can't, your right. Henry Ford