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Storage Daybed (crib mattress upcycle)

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Project by gabriellus posted 11-03-2014 07:35 PM 1927 views 2 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

Inspired by these plans:

http://ana-white.com/2009/12/plan-stratton-daybed-as-request-by-you.html

The wife wanted to put the now-unused crib mattress to use, and I get to make sawdust. Win<>Win. I’m too much of a cheap bastard to shell out home center prices for 3 sheets of sanded 3/4” ply, so I modified the plans to use only 2 sheets, and I sanded the less quality stuff myself. Also of note, when I was squaring up the material for the face frame, I had my first and hopefully last tablesaw injury. Just nicked the tip of my left index finger. Uncool. Word of advice, if you feel your attention wander, just for a second, stop the damn saw and breathe for a few seconds. Think.

The unpainted picture shows you the basic assembly. We finished the unit in high gloss white. We’ll get some storage baskets in due time.





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#1 posted 11-28-2014 12:31 AM

Very nice job! Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!!!!!!!.............Jim

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

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