|Project by Bob Kollman||posted 09-12-2010 11:13 PM||1898 views||3 times favorited||15 comments|
After 5 weekends I finished building my sons bed. Sorry for the pictures, but the bed took up so much space it
was hard to fit the whole bed in the frame. The bed is built all with mortise and tenon joints, due to
the fact that John, now a 6 foot 13 year old, and his buddy Desmond, all of 5’6” 14 year old, use the bed as
a wrestling ring. They take pride in total destruction, and have laid waste to 3 other beds purchased thru
the mattress stores. I will take pride in this build only if it can take 6 years of these guys bashing, whacking,
and slamming each other and this bed into oblivion. This was a fun project, hopefully I will not have to repeat it!
The bed is all red oak, finished with one coat of GF gel stain. I figured since this bed will probably get a lot of
abuse I wouldn’t worry about a perfect finish. Next time I may take the advice of fellow LJ’s and build the bed
out of concrete.
-- Bob Kenosha Wi.