Lauren's Bed #2: Drawer Slides and Doors

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Blog entry by Jesse Schutt posted 02-09-2011 05:48 AM 3893 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Like many of you, I ended up catching a case of the winter flu last week. So that forced me to spend my “day off” in bed recovering. But that is past me now and I was able to spend a little time in the shop and work on my daughter’s bed.

There really isn’t anything incredibly unique here, but I wanted to share some of the photos of the progress.

I found some drawer slides on Amazon for reasonably cheap. I ended up paying around $75 for ten sets of 18” 100lb, full extension ball bearing slides… with free shipping!

The drawers were built out of construction grade 2×8 SPF lumber that was resawed down to 5/8. I then cut box joints using my screw advance box joint jig. It proved to be a little finicky as it was very precise and I had to keep adding and removing shims from my dado stack to get it cutting EXACTLY .25 inches.

The main unit is comprised of three sections. There are two sets of drawers on the ends and one cabinet in the center with a shelf and doors. Here I am getting the measurements for the doors.

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#1 posted 02-09-2011 03:16 PM

Jesse, that looks great. My step daughters would love something like this.

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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#2 posted 02-09-2011 04:45 PM

Hey Grant, thanks for the kind words! I’ve had a lot of fun working on this and I hope I can get it done before my daughter moves out of the house (She’s 3 now!)

The next part is the sanding and finishing!

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#3 posted 02-09-2011 06:45 PM

The progress looks great Jesse. The bits and piece of your shop in the background puts mine to shame. I think you have more clamps than I have power tools. Love the design of the bed and how it is taking shape. Me thinks you might be in the wrong line of work. :-) Make sure to let us know how the sanding and finishing progress and ultimately how the little princess enjoys the finished project.

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