|Project by Rxmpo||posted 12-27-2010 03:28 AM||1644 views||5 times favorited||9 comments|
My 4 year old daughter asked my wife and I for a “big girl” bed for Christmas. She had been in a princess themed bed since the time she was too big to be in a crib anymore. But, she has gotten so tall that she could no longer stay in the princess bed and truly did need a “big girl” bed.
So, this bed is measures ~42.5” wide and ~82” long post to post. The design is a compilation of tons of beds I saw online and thanks to the wonders of sketchup, I was able to make every design mistake on my computer and not in my shop. The footboard is an exact scaled down version of the headboard thanks to the scale tool. The wood is 3/4” poplar with 1/2” mdf sandwiched in between. I topped off the headboard and footboard with 2 0.5” pieces mdf that I routed a profile on each edge and glued them together. The rails on the hb and fb are attached to the posts with 1” tenons. I had to play with the location of the mortise to make sure there was enough room for the mdf to fit between the poplar boards. Finished the bed with a high gloss white paint and I’m happy the way it turned out.
More importantly, my daughter loves her new “big girl” bed and that is all that matters!