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Project by Ron Henricksen posted 1374 days ago 1230 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When my son Teddy graduated from High School we agreed to make him a queen sized bed. Ran out bought a bunch of Cherry, downloaded plans from Wood Magazine, and talked at length about how we would modify the plans. Now three years later, I have the tools to complete the project, the knowledge to do it right, and it is in fact done. The entire bed is cherry except the inside runners for the mattress support which are 2×3 poplar and the support itself is 3/4 MDF with a center support system thanks to the advise of Chris from wwbeds. In the end we are very happy with what we produced. The arch in the top and matching arch in the bottom are our biggest modification. Finish is 1 coat sealcoat followed by 4 coats of satin gel poly. Sorry about the pictures but it was hard to find a place to backup and take good pictures.

The mattress guys delivered the mattress today and we got it setup in his room. This was a great piece to learn how to deal with working with large lumber. In my 10×10 foot work area I have lots of ways to put a dado or rabbit into a 12 inch piece but a 65 inch piece of 1 1/2 thick stock was a real challenge. I did a lot of waiting until I could buy the right router bit, or chisel to get his done.

-- Ron, Aptos, CA





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Marc5

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#1 posted 1374 days ago

I am actually laughing a little as I told my daughter the same thing over a year ago and as my skills continue to improve I will most likely get to it this winter. This is a perfect example of good things come to those a wait. Nicely done.

-- Marc

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Robsshop

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#2 posted 1373 days ago

That is some nice looking craftsmanship Ron and the finish turned out great. I am sure the wait was well worth it for your Son ! Best of all You learned a valuable lesson that most of us L J’ers gain from experience. DON’T LET THE FAMILY MEMBERS KNOW ABOUT IT TIL IT’S DONE !!! (LOL) I too have promised things that never materialize ! Once again nice project and stay safe !

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans repurposed wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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wseand

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#3 posted 1373 days ago

Nicely done a piece to be real proud of, great job. I keep telling the family to put their requests on the list, if I could only find that list I could get some done. LOL.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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