First bed frame

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Project by Dustin posted 09-26-2009 01:57 AM 2073 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My sister asked me to build her a bed, so I said yes. Well that was months ago and this last week I finally got off my butt and finished it. I’ve never built a bed before and I had no idea how to do it but I think it worked out alright. It’s 100% hickory and built for a queen size mattress.
I did the design in my head so it just kinda came out as I went on with it. I don’t know if I’ll build another one for a while.
If your wondering why it looks different that’s because it’s a platform bed where the edge of the box spring actually sits right along the top of the rails. It will have supports down the center of course. That’s how she wanted it so that’s how she got it :)

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#1 posted 09-26-2009 02:26 AM

Good job!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#2 posted 09-26-2009 02:34 AM

Nice looking bed.

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#3 posted 09-26-2009 02:42 AM

Looks great Dustin, The hickory looks good, Did you stain it or finish it natural ?

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

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#4 posted 09-26-2009 02:50 AM

very nice work Dustin

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#5 posted 09-26-2009 02:52 AM

I used english chessnut by minwax to stain and just their clear satin poly. Turned out just right

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#6 posted 09-26-2009 03:31 AM

great job

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#7 posted 09-26-2009 07:11 AM

Nice job. How did you join the side rails to the Foot/Head Boards?

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#8 posted 09-26-2009 09:22 AM

Dustin, you need to get yourself a portfolio together and promote your work. This is a fantastic design, it looks 100% spot on and in my opinion you really have what it takes to become a great furniture maker.

Very creative..


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#9 posted 09-26-2009 06:35 PM

Tim, I used something like this:
Russ, I really appreciate the faith. I’m trying my hardest to learn as much as I can but I’m still extremely new to all of this and I know I still have a lot to learn. Your oak dressing room is just flat out amazing. I hope to get the opportunity to do something like that.

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