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Bedroom Wall Unit #4: Design Phase is Complete

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Blog entry by depictureboy posted 01-31-2010 01:13 AM 2876 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well I finally have the complete design done. The total hardwood count is kind of low…so I am thinking ill revamp some things still…Maybe Ill go solid wood across the platform instead of using MDF in the middle…But other than that and the drawer webs, I think I have hardwood everywhere feasible..

Let me know what yall think

-- If you can't build it, code it. If you can't code it, build it. But always ALWAYS take a picture.



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CaptainSkully

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#1 posted 01-31-2010 01:27 AM

Very nice design! I would reduce the amount of hardwood wherever possible. I’m assuming the platform will be under a mattress of some type. Wood would move, making things more difficult. MDF or plywood would be stable and cheaper, and if it’s not visible, who cares? Save the money for the “show” side, face frame, etc.

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#2 posted 01-31-2010 01:27 AM

Looks like a great design.

I don’t know that I’d go with MDF, I’d probably go with a nice looking plywood.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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depictureboy

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#3 posted 01-31-2010 03:01 AM

I figured mdf under the mattress just because it was flat and wouldnt be seen.

I have a friend who can get me #1 common oak for 1.15 a board foot s2s…so I wasnt too worried about the amount of hardwood…I just have to find out what grade plywood he can get at the price he told me…

-- If you can't build it, code it. If you can't code it, build it. But always ALWAYS take a picture.

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#4 posted 01-31-2010 08:06 AM

Good design should be great.

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#5 posted 02-08-2010 12:52 AM

I love the design; it’s not too far from the bedroom suite my wife and I bought and use today.

Our unit definitely uses plywood and chip board for under the mattress. Save the $$$.

Provide for lighting & electrical connections. Some lights under the bridge, or switches/dimmers for table lamps on top of the unit might add a dramatic flare to the piece that will enhance your craftsmanship.

Good luck!!!

-- Henry Mowry, Santa Clarita, CA, http://www.MowryJournal.com

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depictureboy

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#6 posted 02-08-2010 04:08 AM

hehe…I think we have alot of the same design idea…I am going to put puck led lighting under the bridge, and I am using utility plywood in the bottom of the design, you can see the plan on the other pages of my blog…do you think I need to use regular plywood or is OSB strong enough for something like that? I have been watching Holmes on homes, and I notice in Canada they have something called strandboard which looks like OSB framing…2×4, 2×6…i would never have thought it was strong in that sense…

-- If you can't build it, code it. If you can't code it, build it. But always ALWAYS take a picture.

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