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Project by a1Jim posted 06-04-2014 07:23 PM 2856 views 8 times favorited 43 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi gang
Here’s a bed I made for a customer she said she wanted a platform bed but wanted box springs in it. I made it so the box springs are hidden but the mattress sets up high,it actually covers an inch of the bottom wide board on the book case head board. It’s made from poplar and the customer is going to paint it, it’s rails are 17” high and the bed measures a little over 62 wide and 91” long, the center shelf on the head board is adjustable. Nothing fancy but built to last .

-- Custom furniture

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#1 posted 06-04-2014 07:31 PM

Nice job on the bed. Looks great

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#2 posted 06-04-2014 07:31 PM

It looks awesome, Jim! Really a nice build! :)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#3 posted 06-04-2014 07:44 PM

The poplar has some nice grain. Nice pattern matching. I’d want to do a Charles Neil on it. LOL!

Well done sir! How long to build it? Glad you are working. :<)

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#4 posted 06-04-2014 08:03 PM

Well done Jim

-- Bert

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#5 posted 06-04-2014 08:13 PM

Good looking Bed well constructed. I love to work with Popular there are so many thing you can to with it. Great job thanks for sharing.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#6 posted 06-04-2014 08:27 PM

Nice looking bed. I like the looks of and working with poplar. all doors and trim iin our home are poplar

-- Mike The Termite ~~~~~ Working safely may get old, but so do those who practice it.

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Jim Jakosh

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#7 posted 06-04-2014 08:47 PM

Nice sturdy bed, Jim. She will love it!!................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#8 posted 06-04-2014 09:22 PM

Thanks for you kind words everyone.

Tom It took me about two weeks off and on ,as a contractor this is the time of year that I’m busy with estimates in addition to my wood shop duties and work.

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#9 posted 06-04-2014 09:22 PM

Looks wonderful Jim. Your customer will no doubt be back to buy more from you.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#10 posted 06-04-2014 09:28 PM

Well done Jim !...Agreed with all that mentioned how they like working with poplar. It takes paint well but I’m one of the few (maybe) who likes the look of the mineral staining with a natural finish.

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#11 posted 06-04-2014 09:38 PM

Nice work. Ought to look even better once she gets it painted and the bedspring/mattress in…..but HOW is that possible! LOL….you did a very nice job on this.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#12 posted 06-04-2014 10:04 PM

Super build as usually expected from your abilities. Thanks for sharing

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#13 posted 06-04-2014 10:23 PM

well now i can see you will be in the shop more often, i hope mrs.A1Jim didnt bump you out of the house…LOL…this is a great bed jim, and i know the best skills were used to make it…i ilke the supports that the mattress and box spring will lay on, cant go wrong there…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#14 posted 06-04-2014 10:39 PM

I like it! Functional and handsome. Well done Jim!

-- Jerry... making sawdust in the Knobs of Southern Indiana

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#15 posted 06-04-2014 11:15 PM

Beautiful bed Jim.

-- Woodworking with Limited Tools

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