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Pine bed with wrought iron accents

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Project by ColdFrank45 posted 03-17-2017 02:13 PM 271 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this bed for my daughter and it was my first project. I thought it out of my head and did not download any instructions. I learned alot from this project and it motivates me to get better at wood working.





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#1 posted 03-17-2017 02:45 PM

Good looking design, where did you get the iron?

Quik

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#2 posted 03-17-2017 05:53 PM

I got the iron from home depot it was for a fence and I brought my daughter with me and we picked it out together. It was for porch stair rails I believe. The head board iron was about 50-60 dollars for 2 pieces and I cut them to length with a dremel tool and a hack saw. The basket iron on the head board and foot board were were about 10-15 a piece. I cut them with a dremel tool as well then filed all the edges with metal files then mortised the wood so they fit. There are 2 types of iron on the foot board twisted and basket.

Thanks for the compliment. I learned a few things. When I notched the bed posts for the side boards i should have put wax on them because it squeeks a little when my daughter hops in the bed. A dill press came in handy, and having it drawn out really helps me. I did this just out of my head and it made it tough as some points. I know now though. I drew out my next project. It is almost complete as well. Its a drill press stand out of 3/4 plywood with a birch face.

Frank

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#3 posted 03-17-2017 06:01 PM

If you have any pointers I am all ears. I am new to this.

Frank

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#4 posted 03-18-2017 11:01 PM

looks great and probably a lot sturdier than store bought – welcome to lumberjocks!

-- Greg Simon

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#5 posted 03-22-2017 01:15 AM

There are a few things I would do differently now but its ok. I have learned. I can say I made it which alot of people cant say they have done. I take pride in that.

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