Full sized bed

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Project by Bill_MacKie posted 06-22-2014 09:08 AM 1227 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We needed a bed for the kids, and I got the plan from Mattias Wandel’s website. This is my first furniture project. I built it using a miter saw, a circular saw, a power hand planer, and a cordless drill. It’s made entirely of construction lumber from a big box store.

The headboard and footboard are joined with3/4 inch dowels, and the rails are attached with wood screws. I didn’t have a power sander at the time so I used a sanding block for all the sanding. I finished it with minwax stain and a polyacrilic coat.

The I am pleased with how it turned out. It is very sturdy.

-- "Any horizontal surface is soon piled up." - Ringwald's law of household geometry

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#1 posted 06-22-2014 12:02 PM

I love first projects. Great learning experience. Good looking bed. Hope you build many more items.

Welcome to Lumberjocks

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.



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#2 posted 06-22-2014 12:06 PM

very nice, simple design and great looking finish
thanks for sharing


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#3 posted 06-22-2014 05:44 PM

Awesome job. Proof that you don’t need every tool in the catalog to make something nice.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#4 posted 06-22-2014 08:52 PM

This is great. And reading your tool list shows you can make fine looking furniture without allot of fancy tools. Something to be proud of

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#5 posted 06-23-2014 01:19 AM

I always liked the simplicity of that bed design. I have one just like it

-- tools are only as good as the hands that hold them

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