Mikayla's Bed

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Project by Kent Shepherd posted 12-31-2009 12:25 AM 2664 views 9 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finally!—-I have actually finished my first grandaughter’s bed, which I have been working on since July.
I have really enjoyed the project, probably because of who it’s for, however, I’m so glad to have it done. I finished it last weekend, but couldn’t deliver and set it up due to some bad weather here. I didn’t want to risk anything happening after so much work. I guess my timing turned out OK since today is her 2nd brithday. I won’t give you any details now because I took tons of pictures duing the build, and will be starting a blog on that soon (If anyone is interested)

I don’t paint much of my work—-Obviously—-but for a little girl, this seemed appropriate. Or at least that’s what her mama said! (Never argue with your own daughter)

My problem now is I have set a precedent here, and #2 grandaughter is due any day now. I need to start hers now so it will be ready when she outgrows the baby bed, which I built 34 years ago for our kids.



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#1 posted 12-31-2009 12:28 AM

Nice work Kent , very nice bed. Great finish work to.

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#2 posted 12-31-2009 12:29 AM

Let me be the first to congratulate you on a fantastic… no…. superb .... job
Darn second again, you are quick Les… lol

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#3 posted 12-31-2009 12:43 AM

what a beautiful bed !

family heirloom .

if you start now ,
you have 2 years ,
for the next one .

you can just rush slower !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#4 posted 12-31-2009 12:56 AM

Wow Kent this turned out Great ! I love everything about it . I for one would like to see a blog on it…

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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#5 posted 12-31-2009 01:35 AM

Been there, done that. You are right Kent, there is a great deal of satisfaction doing that for the little ones. Nice job.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#6 posted 12-31-2009 01:42 AM

This is great!!! This is going to make her feel like granddaddy’s little princess.

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#7 posted 12-31-2009 02:10 AM

That’s one very Classy child’s bed!

Cool design… Cool lines… COOL EVERYTHING!!

Looks great!!

Reading the Blog will be a pleasure…

Thank you very much!

Happy New Year!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#8 posted 12-31-2009 02:13 AM

Greetings Kent:
What color do you call that…. a certain shade of gray? Beautiful…...

WOW… what a super job you did on the granddaughter’s bed. She will be very proud of it, and I bet her Mom is too. You can only sleep so long in a baby bed….. lol. I’m like you—- I don’t like painting my projects, but in this case, I think it goes very well with the theme of a grandbaby. Congradulations on a superb job….

-- " At my age, happy hour is a crap and a nap".....

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#9 posted 12-31-2009 02:28 AM

Great looking bed! Your granddaughter will dream many sweet dreams in this bed!
A happy new year!!!

-- Junji Sugita from Japan,

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#10 posted 12-31-2009 08:16 AM

Wow Kent, this is just an absolute beautiful treasure! I LOVE the design !!!!!

I would love to see a blog on this , especially on the painting! Yes, I said painting…..... I have NEVER been able to get a smooth painted finish on “anything” like you did on this bed. What kind of paint? What kind of topcoat?
Any special techniques? etc etc etc….....

Thanks for sharing and I’ll look forward to the blog

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#11 posted 12-31-2009 08:27 AM

Great job kent beautiful bed very cool design.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#12 posted 12-31-2009 05:05 PM


-- RKWoods

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#13 posted 12-31-2009 05:07 PM

very nice. I like the design and storage compartments. thanks for the post!

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

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#14 posted 12-31-2009 07:49 PM

I really love this Kent. Fantastic workmanship and a great design. I know it’s a bed, but I was thinking it could be adapted to be a bench, maybe with nice cushions on it. Of course we want a blog on this. The sooner the better. I can see this in our entryway. It would look very welcoming.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#15 posted 01-01-2010 12:43 AM

i for one have some grandkids on the horizon, and woiuld loved to see a blog on his. Great job! beautiful paint job- is that white lacquer?

-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)

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