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Project by RLindberry posted 1268 days ago 1225 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.





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workerinwood

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#1 posted 1267 days ago

Looks great, nice job!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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Michael

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#2 posted 1267 days ago

GOod job! Beats the hell out of a china bed from wal mart!

-- "A woodworking project is either a masterpiece or a POS" Dr. Lang

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Vicki

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#3 posted 1266 days ago

That’s a great job with a low budget. I love the home made bead treatment. Wonderful idea. The real question is how did the big girl like it?

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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RLindberry

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#4 posted 1266 days ago

Thanks Vicki. The big girl loved it:

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dbhost

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#5 posted 900 days ago

Looks good. I was a bit shocked by how tall the rails were, lots of space under the bed, It looks like you aren’t using a box spring under the mattress. Good idea…

I am about to tackle one of these, probably even simpler than this, for my brother in law. He’s pretty short, and single, so a twin bed for him works better than the Queen he has now… I figure just a headboard with a roller frame attached, but then again, your method could be good too, would give him plenty of storage underneath!

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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