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INDUSTRIAL BED CANOPY AND BEAM HOIST TROLLEY

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Project by Metrotek posted 03-02-2011 11:29 AM 4966 views 8 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, my bed canopy is finished. There are just the minor wearing in adjustments that will be needed. It’s hard to believe that this started out as a simple shoe rack because I ran out of space in my warren.
The trolley rolls really well.
Hope you all who have followed the design and construction of my canopy on the blogs enjoy viewing it here.
Thanks

-- “Computers have enabled people to make more mistakes faster than almost any invention in history, with the possible exception of tequila and hand guns.” — Mitch Ratcliffe





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Ken90712

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#1 posted 03-02-2011 11:32 AM

What a interesting project! You have done well it looks flawless!!!!!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Halfbubblepastplumb

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#2 posted 03-02-2011 01:05 PM

Very cool. Pushing the envelope. Nice integration of materials and concept. Love it.

-- Dave E. "People who are competent are worth the oil it will take to fry them in hell." --Mencken

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reedwood

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#3 posted 03-02-2011 02:21 PM

It’s official! I have now seen everything.
My wife would kill me if I tried to put my stinky work boots there.
You must be a bachelor. Ha!

The project looks very authentic.
Are you going to paint it gray with a little rust so it looks real? That would be cool.
Nice job.

-- Mark - I prefer the tumult of liberty to the quiet of servitude.

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#4 posted 03-02-2011 02:28 PM

its different.

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Metrotek

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#5 posted 03-02-2011 04:45 PM

Actually, my boots don’t stink because [1] I don’t work; I have a terminal liver illness, and [2] I have always sprayed my foot apparel with Lysol®. Plus I have very good hygiene.
As far as women getting nervous, I’m too old to find one to participate in research of that query but the ones I was fortunate to be in the company of in my younger years in the beach cities and university towns of Cali and Austin, Texas, would have experienced an emotion more of interest and intrigue than worry.
Thank you all for the positive comments. Obviously, this was built just for fun by an engineer.

-- “Computers have enabled people to make more mistakes faster than almost any invention in history, with the possible exception of tequila and hand guns.” — Mitch Ratcliffe

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plantek

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#6 posted 03-02-2011 05:17 PM

Very nice…
Are you going to paint it the color of red iron?

-- If you want it and it's within reason... It's on it's way!

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Bluepine38

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#7 posted 03-02-2011 05:35 PM

At first glance, I thought you were Rube Goldberg’s kid brother, then I took a second look, and it is actually
very functional, if not something everyone would want. Thank you for sharing and making us think, I wonder
if i could modify this and make it fit.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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BTKS

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#8 posted 03-02-2011 07:13 PM

This is just fun! Cool project and wow on the intricacy.

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#9 posted 03-02-2011 10:03 PM

I just don’t have words this is sooooooooooooooooo intense I love it…

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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Metrotek

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#10 posted 03-02-2011 10:53 PM

I like the snacks, remote, etc. idea. It would be convenient….I don’t want to paint it because [1] I don’t believe that I know how to disassemble it. ;-0 and [2] it is better that it demonstrate what can be done with wood. I’ve made cogs with wood using a sprocket to create an indexing table. [see photo above and: http://www.highlandwoodworking.com/woodnews/july_2006/readercont_july06.html]
Thank you alll once again for your kind comments.

-- “Computers have enabled people to make more mistakes faster than almost any invention in history, with the possible exception of tequila and hand guns.” — Mitch Ratcliffe

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DYNO360

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#11 posted 03-03-2011 04:25 AM

Love this project. What kind of wood did you use? How did you cut the many holes? Looks like the dowels are functional (go all the way through). Are they held in place with glue?

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#12 posted 03-03-2011 04:33 AM

Sheee zammm that’s cool

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Metrotek

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#13 posted 03-03-2011 10:11 AM

I sawed some of the holes with hole saws and cut the larger ones with a circle cutter. The dowels are functional and some of them are glued in with the exceptions of the ones that make it possible to disasemble it, at the head board and foot board. The three quarter inch ones in the third row down from the top of the main girders are removable so the short vertical support pieces between the shoe rack and main span can be removed. Also, the dowels that pin the cross pieces to the large main girders are removable so it can be completely disassembled.
It pins together like a crane or track hoe.
I want to get four of those square lights for it similar to the ones along the boom of a tower crane. Two on each side. Maybe some of those translucent welders curtains to swag back on each side of the headboard. It’s similar to playing with Tinker Toys only I get to build the components too.

-- “Computers have enabled people to make more mistakes faster than almost any invention in history, with the possible exception of tequila and hand guns.” — Mitch Ratcliffe

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reedwood

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#14 posted 03-03-2011 03:53 PM

”fortunate to be in the company of in my younger years in the beach cities and university towns of Cali and Austin, Texas, would have experienced an emotion more of interest and intrigue than worry.”

Props to you Sir!

I grew up in Austin, Texas! What a cool town! Have you been there lately?

I can just imagine you back then, strolling down 6Th street with a couple of UT college girls on each arm in those cotton summer dresses and cowboy boots.

Ah…..the good ol days.

Love your imagination and sense of humor.

as Mafe says: Best Thoughts.

-- Mark - I prefer the tumult of liberty to the quiet of servitude.

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stefang

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#15 posted 03-03-2011 05:35 PM

Definitely a lovable over-the-top solution. Maybe useful in the shop too?

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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