|Project by grimejr||posted 04-05-2009 03:12 PM||3855 views||31 times favorited||11 comments|
Made from Poplar and beadboard. Finished with white paint.
I made the bed and shelf frames from poplar using mortise and tennon joints. The inset panels are made from bead board (beads are visible on both sides). Lower portion of shelf (both sides) hinge out on piano hinges and function as toy bins.
I built this furniture for my 2 1/2 year old daughter’s “big girl room”. We did the final assembly together so she claims the furniture as “hers”. She is constantly in and out of the lower toy bins…glad I put them in.
I generally try to hide any mechanical fasteners in my woodworking and these shelves are no exception. To keep the hinges hidden, I put a 45 deg relief on the lowest shelf (bottom of toy bin) and mounted the hinge to the 45 deg relief and to the back of the toy bin door. When the toy bin door is closed, the piano hinge is open 45 deg, and when the door is open the piano hinge is closed. The shelf directly above the door stops it from opening any farther than shown in the picture. I put felt pads on the under side of the upper shelf at the contact point to prevent it from sticking. The rear wall stops the door from closing beyond vertical. Hope the crude picture above helps…..