|Project by RLindberry||posted 02-07-2011 07:43 AM||1507 views||2 times favorited||5 comments|
This piece was requested by a very good friend for his daughter when she was ready for a big girl bed. It was my first bed, and the design basically came from tossing some ideas around. Trying to keep costs down, we hand selected utility lumber from the local Lowe’s. It is kind of a mish mash of lumber.
The legs are from Doug Fir 4×4s. The panels are simply prefab Pine made for shelving. Headboard/footboard caps are laminated 1×4 pine. Rails are from 2×8 hem/fir.
The headboard and footboard panels are attached to the posts with sliding dovetails (done with the router), and then capped with dowels. The prefab pine was simply run on the table saw at a very low blade setting tilted to 45 degrees at regular intervals, to get the “beading” effect.
For the rail hardware, I simply cut four pieces of angles aluminum and drilled them out to secure the rails to the headboard and footboard.
Finish is sprayed white lacquer paint.
This was a fun project and thanks for looking.