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Blog entry by pdegreyt posted 753 days ago 1079 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This project has been undergoing some transformation since I went through the design process and will look very different from the concept picture here, my wife first wanted a lager lip on the side to put some storage on as seen in the picture. but has now decided to not have this lip/ storage on the side. Good this I have not started the construction yet or bought any wood, since that does alter the scope and budget of the project. got to love the wife( which I do) on Saturday I bought bed Surface Mounted Keyhole Bed Rail Brackets form Rockler, that was a first for me, shipping I thought was really overpriced. I don’t have a Rockler store near by so I am stuck with having to pay the shipping and handling costs, I hope it is worth it. I guess that’s the price one pays for not living in or near a big city, ah well.



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#1 posted 750 days ago

well the onslaught has started, yesterday I went and bought the wood to start the project, today I was having fun starting the cutting of the main bed frame and the slats, because of the design change things became some what easier to deal with. I was able to give my table saw sled a good work out(that was quite fun, since I have never used one before.). I worked some with my kreg tool rip cut which I love, there are still some bugs I am trying to work out in using the tool, but that will come with experience I guess. Next I will be attaching the rails to the side which will hold the slats. I did cut the pieces a little oversized so I can get the best fit with the mattress. The sides of the frame have been cut some what to size, all though when I putting next to the mattress they seemed a little big, it would be nice if everybody would agree on standard mattress sizes, well to big is better then to small I guess plus it allows for a larger mattress to be added in the future, you could say I should have measured the mattress, I did do that, the problem is the the mattresses are old and are sagging a bit so I decided to go look up mattress sizes online so when we replace the mattresses the new one will fit in the frame. I can’t put the frame together yet since the parts I ordered from Rockler have not arrived in the mail yet. well more to follow on this project later, I might even add some pictures

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#2 posted 745 days ago

well this project turned out a little different then I wanted, I was going to add a border to the bed but my wife liked it without so all that is complete to second one and stain, stain and stain
this is the first bed I have ever made which didn’t turn out too bad. the next bed I am making is going be a bit more complex. this was a very easy build, I am ready to push myself a little

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#3 posted 736 days ago

Well the staining is completed and the beds are finshed, this isn’t the most exciting project I worked on but it was the first bed I ever build

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