|Project by TheGreatJon||posted 05-06-2015 02:14 AM||1047 views||2 times favorited||7 comments|
We have our third kid on the way, due in July. Our oldest is turning three this week. Yes, we are a bit insane, but our house is a lot of fun.
Anyway, #3 is going to need the crib, so #2 is moving into the toddler bed, so #1 needs a new bed. My wife gave me a picture and told me to build it. I looked at the picture online and found that it actually had plans with it. Bonus.
I just had to alter them to use actual joinery rather than screws. Since my wife wanted it painted, I made the whole thing out of construction grade lumber and MDF with plywood for the platform. I routed lines in the MDF to give the headboard and footboard a panelled look.
It wasn’t until I started making cuts that I realized the plans called for the frame to be built out of 2×10s and 2×6s. If we ever have an earthquake we will be taking shelter under this beast. Just about killed myself and a buddy trying to get it upstairs.
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