|Project by Built2Last||posted 06-25-2010 11:45 PM||31689 views||26 times favorited||18 comments|
This swing bed is for a twin size matress, 75” by 38”. The customer sent me a picture of one she found online( it’s the green one in the last picture) and tried to get it close. I’m not real crazy about the style or the lumber but this is what she wanted and she is going to paint it. Plus, her money was almost as green as the paint on the swing she sent a picture of.
It is all from southern yellow pine, mortise and tennon joinery. All the rails are a full one inch thick. I cut the top of the posts on the bandsaw so they are one piece. Had to glue two piece of 2” together as I couldn’t find any pine that thick that wasn’t Treated. The wide boards in the bottom are some I cut on my saw mill.
Since the rails were so long and heavy I used my dado jig to cut the tennons. It worked great. I screwed a stop underneath so they would all be the same length, slid the boards under, clamped them and they went real quick.
TIP FOR MDF JIGS. If you have ever used MDF for a jig to use with a bearing stlye router bit I am sure, like me, you found that the bearing would make a groove in the MDF, and get things a little off. A while back I took some scrap pieces of Pergo laminate flooring, scuffed up the back and then glued it to the MDF, then used the trim bit to even it up and now since the flooring is so hard and slick, the bearing doesn’t leave a groove anymore and I get a lot better cut, weather it’s a dado or a tennon.