|Project by cpt_hammer||posted 01-03-2008 12:52 AM||2101 views||1 time favorited||9 comments|
This is a daybed I made for our 4th Bedroom that was needed for my grandmother-n-law to use while she stayed with us after Thanksgiving. I found the plans on the Lowes website and pretty much followed it exactly minus the trundle bed and using different posts. It is made entirely from pine and I used two coats of primer and two coats of gloss paint sanding in between coats. The only thing I wish I had more time to work on the bed because it needed to be wood puttied and sanded a few more times before paint. But it did work great from my grandmother-n-law and I got several compliments from the wife, her family and neighbors. As a result, the honey do list was created. It might not be the high quality I wanted, but I’m sure it will last a long time and hopefully m daughter can use it once she gets big enough for it. Now all I have to do is finish the trundle bed.
I’ve had several requests for where I found the plans. Here is the link: Click Here
Also, I used a standard 4×4x 8’ posts that I cut in half. Then I bought caps and footers normally used for decking and just made sure they weren’t covered in the sealant normally used for treated lumber.
One last thing is that you might want to keep this bed in pieces until you put in it’s final location. It is very heavy just on the footboard and headboards.
The lag bolts used in the design of the bed didn’t hold very well. They are starting to work loose. Greg3G recommended that I might want to drill out the holes where the lag bolts are located and put hardwood dowels (like 1” dowels) in the holes and then reuse the lag bolts after drilling new holes. If you have any other suggestions please let me know.