|Project by SailorDaddy||posted 03-22-2011 03:08 AM||1537 views||1 time favorited||2 comments|
Here is the first real big project I did. I don’t have any pics of the shelves that I made my wife yet. My wife did not want everyone seeing the faces of our girls fighting online so she blacked them out. You can see that they are fighting over a toy. They love their beds though. I kind of did a mortise and tenon with the ladder rungs and mattress support beams. The rails slide out the top. I routed the mortises by hand so there is a large gap that fits around the beams and rungs. I tried hand sanding the entire thing and I got tired and impatient of doing that and I left some grooves from the straps that held the wood on the pallet at Home Depot. I also could not get the ink from the stamp on the wood out either. There is no finish on it. I figured it would just add to the character of the bed as it got older. It now is covered in toothpaste, marker, crayon, pencil, pen, saliva and whatever else a 2 and 3 year old can put on it. I used 4×4s, 2×8s, some 1×4s and some 5/4×4s all from home depot. It looks nice form a distance but I remember how much I leaned from this build every time I look at it. I will probably end up leaving it the way it is just to remember how my children treated it and it will signify the trials and joys of raising them. I have since built another one for a friend that is the same design but the craftsmanship and the finish are much nicer. I will post pics of that one later.
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