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Twin Trundle Bed #1: Footboard, Headboard

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Blog entry by pintodeluxe posted 286 days ago 1359 reads 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The current project is a twin-over-twin trundle bed for my son.

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The bed is made from cherry, and the footboard came together quickly.

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Footboard details…

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Now the headboard is coming together. It features frame and panel construction with solid cherry panels.

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The headboard features a shelf and gently arched stiles.

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The legs are hollow to store the low voltage transformer, and pass the cord neatly to the outlet. The legs are oversized to make room for the shelf, and feature locking miter construction.

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I use the shelf as a straightedge to cut some biscuit slots. Although the shelf is held in place with mortise and tenons, the biscuits will help register it to the rail and keep it from sagging.

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A groove in the rails receives the solid 1/2” panels. I want the headboard to look good from both sides, so instead of rabbeting the panels I set them in a groove.
Deeper mortises receive the stile tenons.

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Inserting the upper headboard panels.

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Here my son is testing the low voltage xenon lights.

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Here are some pictures from around my place this fall…

Cheers!

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush



6 comments so far

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HillbillyShooter

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#1 posted 286 days ago

Looking great—as usual for all your work! How about a blog on how you set up the router table to use the locking miter bit, it you haven’t done one already and I missed it?

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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pintodeluxe

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#2 posted 286 days ago

As you wish…
http://lumberjocks.com/reviews/3503

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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HillbillyShooter

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#3 posted 286 days ago

Thanks. I favorited your review—I had a feeling I’d missed something.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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AandCstyle

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#4 posted 286 days ago

Looks like you have been busy. Since your son looks so happy, this must be another great project.

-- Art

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sylinen

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#5 posted 285 days ago

I’d go ahead and stick a USB charger in the headboard while you’re at it. Gotta have a place to charge an iPhone.

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hjt

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#6 posted 278 days ago

Wow that’s beautiful work – “fine woodworking” Me, I put the ROUGH in rough carpentry. Wish I had your talent and vision. Very nice.

-- Harold

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