Picket fence bed for my daughter

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Project by StevePWL posted 01-19-2008 03:18 AM 3844 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My daughter wanted a picket fence bed so I figured I would give it a shot. It was built to hold a box spring and matteress but then my daughter didn’t like being up high so now it’s a platform bed. I used poplar since she wanted it painted and it worked out pretty well. My mom did all the stenciling and painting of the little dog houses. The sample bed I used had finnials but we thought the dog houses would look better. It was a lot of fun to make.

-- Steve, Massachusetts,

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#1 posted 01-19-2008 03:24 AM

Great job! I’m going to need to make something like that for my daughter.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 01-19-2008 03:41 AM

Beatiful job Steve , it turned out great !!

-- John in Belgrave (Website) ,

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#3 posted 01-19-2008 04:20 AM

Great job Steve. Complements to your mom also. Your daughter will cherish this for many years to come.
God bless

-- Gene, a Christian in Virginia

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#4 posted 01-19-2008 04:23 AM

awesome idea ! nice job all around

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#5 posted 01-19-2008 04:41 AM

Great job. the bed is beautiful.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#6 posted 01-19-2008 04:45 AM

Cool…. Great job… nothing like a labor of love.

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#7 posted 01-19-2008 06:19 AM

So nice, Kids are great and I love making stuff for them as well.

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#8 posted 01-19-2008 12:18 PM

very impressive. I love it

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#9 posted 01-19-2008 12:47 PM

Oh, that is so sweet. I’ll bet she just loves it!

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#10 posted 01-19-2008 04:13 PM

Very cute, and the paint job is great. I’ll bet she loves it.

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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#11 posted 01-19-2008 04:33 PM

This bed is just adorable. Great project, and details. I also enjoyed reading how the whole family was involved.

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan -

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#12 posted 01-19-2008 04:46 PM

Thanks everyone – it was a great project and she does love the bed. My son and daughter share the room and now my son is asking for a new bed. Looks like I’ll be busy for a while again…

-- Steve, Massachusetts,

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