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OSB BED, HEADBOARD AND BASE

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Project by luv2learn posted 08-15-2018 05:52 PM 868 views 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As some of you know, In the past I have experimented with OSB in building furniture. I thought I might give it another try when the need arose for another bed in one of our guest bedrooms. I bought one sheet of 3/4” OSB to make the headboard and I had a couple of 1/2” sheets in my shed to use to deck the base (not shown). To give it a little pop I trimmed the headboard in walnut (also material I had on hand). This isn’t a sexy material to use but it is unique, and cheap. The backboard is 1/4” plywood painted to match the wall color. This is a queen sized bed with a memory foam mattress that I cut down and re-purposed from a cal-king bed we had.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green





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#1 posted 08-15-2018 06:32 PM

The walnut trim really enhances the look of the finished project. Nice work.

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#2 posted 08-15-2018 06:43 PM

A lot of good craftsmanship.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#3 posted 08-15-2018 06:45 PM

Nice work! Congratulations!

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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#4 posted 08-15-2018 08:19 PM

Looks Great Lee! I’ve used OSB good stuff in the right place! Looks like you found a good reason for its use here in that nice looking bed and headboard.

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#5 posted 08-15-2018 08:19 PM

To observer100, ralbuck, and Charles thanks for your kind words. This project was very utilitarian in nature. I just needed a bed quickly and cheaply.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#6 posted 08-15-2018 08:24 PM

To observer100, ralbuck, and Charles thanks for your kind words. This project was very utilitarian in nature. I just needed a bed quickly and cheaply.

Thanks Tony, I used materials on hand. I got sticker shock pricing lumber at Home Depot the other day. $3.71 for a 2×4x8’, a sheet of 4×8x3/4 A.C. plywood was $45.00. Crazy!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#7 posted 08-16-2018 12:47 AM

Think this project equates to making a silk purse out of a sow’s ear L2L….well done, I like the creativity sir.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#8 posted 08-16-2018 01:24 AM

Nice work, Lee!!

Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#9 posted 08-16-2018 01:45 AM

Lee,

With the drought and millions of acres burning 45 bucks may seem cheap? Good save.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#10 posted 08-16-2018 02:28 AM

I like your style Lee. I made a bed for a trailer back in the day and it lasted till we sold it. I used Oak for the trim. The walnut looks much better. Did you finish it with poly?

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#11 posted 08-16-2018 11:41 AM

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luv2learn

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#12 posted 08-16-2018 03:32 PM

Buster, you are right on LOL!! Thanks for the kind words.

Tom, this is the third summer in a row that we have been breathing smoke from forest fires. I blame poor forest management for most of this.

Thanks Dave, we woodworkers delight in using the resources at hand to accomplish a task.

jairusjason, thanks for looking. This is indeed a great website.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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luv2learn

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#13 posted 08-16-2018 03:45 PM

Thanks Jim, I appreciate your comment.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#14 posted 08-18-2018 12:36 AM

Lee , nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

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

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luv2learn

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#15 posted 08-18-2018 03:55 AM

Thanks Grumpy I appreciate it. Sometimes these Top 3 awards need to go to projects more deserving than this one.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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