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Project by SawdustJunky posted 1604 days ago 3482 views 11 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

One of my grandsons (13yrs.) wanted a new full size bed and night stand because his new bedroom was too small (ie…full set of drums and computer desk take up lots of room. Anyway, he is great kid so off to the shop I went. I decided with limited space a captain’s bed and a night stand\manly morning essentials holder would do just the trick. I added a French cleat to back to hang it so it leaves room underneath for a trash can. Even made a big mirror frame to match. He was very excited. He has a little brother (18 months) and he hides him in the small trap door area at the end of the bed just for fun. Normally he puts his hocky stick and fishing rods in there when his mom makes him clean his room. Fun project but the project got so big I had to move it to the garage to install the sliding drawer compartments on each side. I had loads of maple thinking I would go more natural but he wanted it dark (trans-tint dark brown) so that’s what I did. It hurts my natural wood grain loving sensibilities to put dark stain on maple but…..it is his bed. Awh, another satisfied customer! I keep thinking one of these days I’ll get time to build some think to sell. With 8 grandchildren that may be a while.

Blessings to all

-- In the end it is more about the memories we make than the pieces we build.





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AJJ

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#1 posted 1604 days ago

Nice job and I know the grandkid loves it. I made one for my granddaughter and she loves it. It sure opens up a room to get rid of the dresser and chest of drawers. And who needs money, as long as you can afford the maple.

-- AJJ, Eugene OR

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jim1953

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#2 posted 1604 days ago

WOW Great Lookin Bed

-- Jim, Kentucky

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RexMcKinnon

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#3 posted 1604 days ago

Nice bed.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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grizzman

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#4 posted 1603 days ago

way to go grandpaw…projects like these are worth every minute..he will cherish this bed forever….great job…cool to have the hiding place at the end…you should put a light in there for when he wants to just go in there and read maybe…..

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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SawdustJunky

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#5 posted 1603 days ago

Hey there grizzman. I hope this finds you feeling like playing in the sawdust today. I thank you for the kind words and pray God’s blessings follow you always. Everyday I wake up i say, “it’s gonna be a good day”.

Blessings

-- In the end it is more about the memories we make than the pieces we build.

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Garth67

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#6 posted 1040 days ago

Beautiful bed and i agree completely that the dark stain just ruins perfectly good maple grain as well as many other woods. Really enjoy hearing that someone other than me enjoys the natural tones and grains of wood.

-- Josh, Bama

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SawdustJunky

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#7 posted 1040 days ago

Thanks Garth…...I have 8 grandchildren and it is my goal to make each of them a piece of furniture at their request. Four down , four to go.

-- In the end it is more about the memories we make than the pieces we build.

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