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Twin Trundle Bed #3: Bed Bolts and Decking Support

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Blog entry by pintodeluxe posted 269 days ago 1300 reads 2 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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Here is the trundle bed I am working on.

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I marked the location for both the 1-3/8” face hole, and the 3/8” end grain hole before drilling. This bed bolt kit is from Rockler and it is quite a slick system. It provides an extremely strong and stable joint, with no visible fasteners.

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After both holes have been drilled, I insert 3/8” dowel centers. Then I reassemble the bed to dimple the location of the threaded inserts in the leg posts.

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The threaded insert requires an oddball 17/32” bit, which I found in stock at Napa auto parts store. After installing the threaded inserts, I installed the threaded rod into the legs. Here I am tightening the nut against the slotted, curved washer.

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I glued ledger boards to the side rails, which will support the plywood decking.

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Cross supports are half-lapped to sit flush with the ledger boards.

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Cross supports installed.

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There are three cross supports in all, which will provide ample support for the 3/4” cherry plywood decking. I held the supports away from the corners, to leave room for the bed bolts.

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Plywood decking installed.

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Headboard details complete.

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We even picked a finishing schedule. I will use a 3:2 washcoat of denatured alcohol to shellac sealcoat (a little thinner than a 1# cut) and Rodda #22 Spiced Walnut stain.

Here is a related link about staining cherry.
http://lumberjocks.com/topics/54321#reply-713852

Cheers!

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



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#1 posted 268 days ago

Another great project! You make it look easy.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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