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Wormy Maple Queen Size Bed

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Project by purdueboy posted 11-20-2015 06:23 PM 2110 views 9 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just finished my visit woodworking project. I built a queen size headboard, foot-board, and side-rails. I used 4/4 wormy maple for the majority of it. I used 5/4 hard maple for the side-rails and I used 3-1/2” x 3-1/2” soft maple on the vertical posts. I used Rockler surface mounted bed rail hardware . The hardware works well and gets good reviews. I used Rockler center bed rail fasteners. I bought the material from Northwest Lumber. I have attached a couple PDF’s which show how I built the bed. My box spring was 60” wide x 79-1/2 long. I built the frame so that it was 60-1/2” wide and 82” long. This allows for future variations in box spring dimensions. Also the extra 2-1/2” in length allows for the mattress sheets and duvet cover to tuck into the foot-board. For finishing, I sand the raw wood with 80, then 120, then 180 grit sandpaper. Then I applied (4) light coats of Deft spray can gloss lacquer. Then I sanded with 400 grit sandpaper, and applied another coat of lacquer and let dry. I repeated the process of sanding with 400 grit sandpaper 2 more times, until I had a total of (7) coats of lacquer. I found the Deft spray lacquer to be a very easy product to use. It only took about 4-5 hours of sanding and spraying. I do recommend using a respirator though. I did this on a nice day with the garage door open and about 65 degrees.

I hope someone else can use my plans and/or improve upon them. Happy woodworking! Please let me know if you have any questions.

-- purdueboy





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majuvla

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#1 posted 11-20-2015 06:48 PM

Beautiful bed. I like straight lines design.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 11-20-2015 07:28 PM

Great job and thanks for the dimensions!

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#3 posted 11-20-2015 08:28 PM

This bed really turned out nicely.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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BoardCop

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#4 posted 11-20-2015 09:43 PM

That’s really nice!!

-- Angie, If dogs don't go to heaven, then when I die I want to go where they go!

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#5 posted 11-20-2015 11:15 PM

Agreed! That is a very good looking bed.

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#6 posted 11-21-2015 01:28 AM

Great job – looks very solid too

-- Greg Simon

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#7 posted 11-21-2015 01:39 AM

Nice work. I like the design and plans. Looks like its time for a matching dresser and nightstands.

-- Doug

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oldrivers

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#8 posted 11-21-2015 12:38 PM

Beautiful bed both the design and workmanship, congratulations on a job well done.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#9 posted 11-21-2015 06:47 PM

Very good work indeed! It is motivating me to re-start on my son’s bed. -Ajay

-- - Ajay

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#10 posted 11-22-2015 04:13 AM

Appreciate the specs.

-- We have met the enemy, and he is us.

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#11 posted 11-23-2015 05:53 PM

Thank you for the compliments. It was a good very project. My next project will be a dining room table.

-- purdueboy

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