Resawing a bed on a Tablesaw!

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Project by BigBard posted 03-18-2009 04:48 AM 3008 views 9 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is actually my first piece of real furniture, I decided to jump right in full throttle. This project took a lot of re-sawing with my table saw. I’m a little reserved about continue to do this method without a bandsaw, being the beginner that I am.

I was a little nervous about my first trip to the lumber yard. wasn’t exactly sure about how to measure board feet and how to estimate the exact amount needed. I bought about 6ft of 12/4 and 11ft of 8/4 of poplar which cost me about $140 plus a little bit 1/2 birch plywood ($35 a sheet). I got very lucky with this amount because i basically have none left. Overall it worked out great and the guys where friendly and helpful.

With this project I found out very quickly that there’s a lot more to woodworking than it really appears. I initially thought I could get finished on a short weekend but it ended up taking a week plus a few days for the finishes. I had know idea how much of a job the finish really is. I have a lot to learn about staining, drying time, re-sanding and staining some more. I’m gonna have to really learn some patience!

Me and my daughter browsed a big box furniture store web-site for this furniture idea and the first one she saw that she liked and I thought I could build I agreed.$ImageLarge_700x700$ I bought the hardware for the rails from a local woodworking store for about $15.

I have intentions on going immediately in to my next project (another bed for our guess room) I will be sure to post it here for you guys to see!

-- Carolina Panther fan!

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#1 posted 03-18-2009 05:11 AM

Looks great!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 03-18-2009 06:32 AM

I think that really turned out nice. Very nice.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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Todd Thomas

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#3 posted 03-18-2009 11:41 AM

very good…looks nice…good job

-- Todd, Oak Ridge, TN, Hello my name is Todd and I'm a Toolholic, I bought my last tool 10 days, no 4 days, oh heck I bought a tool on the way here! †

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Dennis Zongker

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#4 posted 03-18-2009 01:45 PM

Great Job, especially for your first real piece of furniture.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#5 posted 03-18-2009 03:14 PM

Wow! You did a great job!

-- Location: Lincoln, AL

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#6 posted 03-18-2009 03:51 PM

Nice bed.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#7 posted 03-18-2009 04:27 PM

Very nice project!

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#8 posted 03-18-2009 08:01 PM

That is great looking bed. Nice job.

-- Measure twice, cut once, bang into place

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#9 posted 03-18-2009 08:36 PM

Looks fantastic!

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#10 posted 03-19-2009 04:43 AM

A very nice bed. You and your daughter should be proud.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#11 posted 03-20-2009 04:01 AM

Looks good. good job.

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#12 posted 03-21-2009 05:44 AM

Thanks jocks! appreciate all the comments.

-- Carolina Panther fan!

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#13 posted 07-01-2013 12:59 AM

That looks really good. Interested in how you did the resawing on your table saw. My bandsaw is too small and won’t do the job.

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