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Walnut Platform Bed #3: Wings and wing support

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Blog entry by Craftsman on the lake posted 07-31-2012 12:04 AM 1675 reads 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Wings and disco lights ?? Part 3 of Walnut Platform Bed series Part 4: Dry fit of the bed head with iris carving »

Continuing on with this bed. Today I carved out the tray on the other bed wing, and started to mount them.
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I had to route a shallow slot for the strip of LED’s to be placed.

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The LED’s have a 3M strip on the back so they’ll stick to the wood.

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The knees that will help brace the wings are glued on with two screws assisting from the back side of each.

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I glued the wings on the bed frame and to the knees. Sunken screws are put all along the edge of the frame. You can just seen the holes along the edge of the bed frame. The screws will later get walnut plugs.

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The wing mounted from underneath

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Next session will be to put the footer ‘wing’ on and route the ogee on it. I haven’t decided on square, rounded or cove corners yet. I’ll have to decide by next time. Beyond that I will need to start the bed head.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.



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grizzman

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#1 posted 07-31-2012 01:01 AM

well dan from watching you do this, im feeling quite elevated in my thoughts of what shall be next for me in the way of a big piece, as i ponder on this very question my mind is illuminated with many ideas, and this over all project is lifting me higher and higher…..:))......keep us posted as to what is next…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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gfadvm

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#2 posted 07-31-2012 01:09 AM

That is going to be very cool when finished and lit up like a long haul semi. I’m following this one to its conclusion.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Craftsman on the lake

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#3 posted 07-31-2012 01:11 AM

Fine choice of words Grizz. This bed will get done on a wing and a prayer.

I know you’re a box man. I’ve made one box. I haven’t posted it yet because I’m supposed to put some velour in it and have yet to do that. It’s for a hanging poster to go into. It has box joints and is an elongated rectangle. My first box. I’ve made desks, beds, entire bathrooms, and a bunch of other stuff. I think the box was as much work as the big pieces. The only saving grace of the box was that it was easy to handle and not heavy like this stuff.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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Craftsman on the lake

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#4 posted 07-31-2012 01:15 AM

Thanks gfadvm (what’s the story behind the name?). You can follow it till the end but I often feel like a guy on a tightrope, always a little off balance. I think a lot about a build ahead of time but usually just build it off the cuff. With this one I started with the size of the mattress and am in effect building the bed around that empty sized shape. All I know is that when it’s finished the mattress has to fit inside.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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grizzman

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#5 posted 07-31-2012 01:33 AM

well if i were to start my projects like dan did on this one, there would be many i say many more off topic discussions, they would see my thoughts exposed…....from the very top, they would see the overhanging mass that would hide the choice of materials…they would know that my diet is not one of all veggies, and im running out of metaphores…..so i shall go to bed and plant my head unto the pillow where i hook up to my extra hard drive, and when u hear all that buzzing noise….its overload…......does any of this make sense

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Philip

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#6 posted 07-31-2012 11:59 PM

Coming along nicely. It’s gonna be great and looks solid. I need to make my rickety bed some supports like that.

-- If you can dream it, I can do it!

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