Bed Made From Construction Grade Lumber

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Project by Mosterofnone posted 04-03-2015 06:12 AM 1588 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Found the plans for this bed on It was my first time building any type of furniture. The bed was for my daughter. The only changes I made to the plans were tapering the legs to avoid stubbing toes. It was a good excuse to try out the taper jig I just made for another project. I might paint it sometime down the road. It was a fun build, and I made every mistake you could along the way. I also learned how to make a straight edge jig for my circular saw to make the angled cuts for the head and footboards.

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#1 posted 04-03-2015 01:30 PM

Nice work,it looks nice and solid!!good idea tapering the legs!

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#2 posted 04-03-2015 01:35 PM

Your daughters smile is the best congratulations out there

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#3 posted 04-03-2015 06:07 PM

I just built something similar how did you deal with the chip out tha comes with the 2x lumber?

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#4 posted 04-03-2015 07:31 PM

Thank you everyone! I was surprised at how sturdy this thing ended up being. I did not experience a lot of chip out, but I used a chamfer bit in my router on all the edges. I think that helped.

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#5 posted 04-03-2015 09:10 PM

Good job. I see a happy camper in one of those pics!

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#6 posted 04-04-2015 02:46 AM

very nice

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