|Project by Manitario||posted 04-17-2011 08:29 PM||2556 views||1 time favorited||4 comments|
So, after abandoning my plans to make a king sized bed frame (lack of tools, experience, patience etc.) I came up with this plan for a platform bed. Due to height limitations in the loft where the bed is, I made it to sit on a “platform” of 2×2” wood, and have this covered by a frame, as you can see from the pics. The frame is oak with cherry 3/4 ply. Each section comes apart. Finish is a Minwax pre-stain conditioner followed by two coats of oil and two coats of brush on poly. I have mixed feelings about the result. It is my first large scale project as a ww, and took a lot more time and effort than my other small projects. As well, the design was completely my own. I was able to learn some new skills with the router and used a newly tuned up handplane for the first time. However, I see a lot of areas that I could have improved; the frame is not as tight to the boxspring as I planned, and I am not very satisfied with the way that the finish turned out; the brush on poly turned out uneven and slightly blotchy, despite a thorough sanding b/t coats. Anyways, it is a good start for me, although it gives me some things to work on for the future.
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