Rustic Pine Daybed

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Project by Chris Davis posted 02-19-2009 03:28 PM 9714 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a daybed that was completed in July 2005. I built it from Southern Yellow Pine. I distressed it by adding wormholes, gouge marks, and sanding down all sharp edges. The finish is just a light brown stain with a dark paste wax. The wax filled in the distressed marks and highlighted them. This daybed is not our standard size. I built this one in a full size. If you notice in one of the building pictures, I have two sets if sides. This is because I built the first one as a twin. I didn’t look closely at the ticket. I just assumed it’s a daybed, it will be twin.

I suspended a set of 3 drawers under the bed and then added a trundle under that. This made for a massively tall bed. The iron was ordered from King Architectural Metals. I also made a simple 6 dresser to match.

Here are some building pictures:
Lay out the headboard.
Ready to finish.
Stained and waxed.
Dresser ready to finish.

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#1 posted 02-19-2009 03:56 PM

very nice. that would be a hot item here in Texas.

-- Rodd, Texas grandpa

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#2 posted 02-19-2009 04:03 PM

Great project – would sell good here in Idaho too – my 9 year old grand daughter would love that as she is a cowgirl for sure.

-- "Have you hugged your pet today?" ---------- Larry

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#3 posted 02-19-2009 05:19 PM

Nice bed, would go in Colorado as well as Eastern Oregon, also.

-- Adventure? Heh! Excitement? Heh! A Woodworker craves not these things!

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#4 posted 02-19-2009 07:02 PM

Very nice day bed. I am wondering if what appears to be a wide drawer on the bottom is for another mattress. For use as a trundle bed and those unexpected sleep overs?

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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#5 posted 02-19-2009 07:26 PM

Bureaucrat, it is a trundle. Thanks for the post.

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#6 posted 02-19-2009 07:46 PM

Great Lookin Daybed

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#7 posted 02-19-2009 07:58 PM

Nice Daybed.

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