maple bed for my little girl

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Project by squaretree posted 09-28-2014 12:47 PM 1604 views 4 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a full size maple bed I just completed for my daughter. The design is my own. I wanted a true basket weave in the headboard, but the 1/4” maple slats were just too thick for that (even after a steam bending attempt). However, this alternative configuration looks pretty good, too. I used the same wood that was used in my side tables (you can see on my projects page) and one of them will sit next to the new bed.
I used knock down bed hardware from rockler, and the finish is just three coats of polycrylic.

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Steve Kreins

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#1 posted 09-28-2014 01:31 PM

Very nice! Your a great Daddy!

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#2 posted 09-28-2014 01:40 PM

Beautiful. Nice work, dad.

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#3 posted 09-28-2014 02:42 PM

This turned out nicely and I bet she loves it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#4 posted 10-01-2014 05:23 PM

I didn’t even realize that it WASN’T a true weave until the close-up shot. The shadows in the 2nd picture make it look like a true weave. Beautiful!

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