bed for my sister

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Project by emart posted 03-17-2011 07:13 AM 1472 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

my sister has been bugging me to build her a bed for years. finally i gave in and built her this queen bed as a christmas present. it is solid pine made out of 2×3s and 2×6s as well as 1/2 sheet of plywood. It took me about 2 weeks to build it (would have been done sooner but i dont own a thickness planer or jointer.) I used a combination of grooves and stub tenons (and lots of glue) to assemble it. The entire bed is treated with linseed oil.

-- tools are only as good as the hands that hold them

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#1 posted 03-19-2011 11:07 AM

Nice bed. Your sister must be very happy :)

-- Boatbuilder&blacksmith

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#2 posted 04-06-2011 03:06 AM

very nice bed / im buildin a bed for my son what kind of finish is it and can you put a stain on first ? and would you put a varnish on it after

-- Richie, PA - " from rough cut to fine rustic furniture "

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#3 posted 04-06-2011 03:18 AM

this bed is coated with linseed oil which seals it and gives it a natural finish. there are other finishes like it that you can use such as vegetable oil, mineral oil, timber oil, tung oil, etc
it isnt the best finish but due to space problems and it being too cold to stain it. this was what i could do

if you want to put stain on it first i suggest test fitting everything after initial cutting and shaping. then take it all apart and sand/stain it before it is glued together (that way you dont get white spots where the glue prevented stain to penetrate) after that i usually use wipe on polyurethane and after 4-5 layers i sand it with 220 grit and wax it.

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#4 posted 04-21-2011 12:40 AM

Nice looking bed.

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