Maple Bed Frame

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Project by Mark posted 05-19-2011 03:53 AM 3193 views 7 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So this is the bed frame that I’ve been sooo longing to build. If you’ve seen my other projects you’ll see that this has been done on sketchup a while back ( I did do some modifications though). It was designed to match my maple armoire which would be common sense. I still have to do up the side panels because I absolutely HATE not having side panels. But she is solid like a rock and I do still want to make a few adjustments. Other than that She is nothing but solid maple with 1/4” maple ply panels. Wipe on poly finish like every other project I’ve built pretty much and a duration of 5 evenings to build her. It was alot of fun building this project. Something other than the rad covers finally. I get more done in my shop when I didn’t have my computer than when I did lol. Hope you like it.

P.S. Sorry about the pics they’re pretty dim. They looked better on the digital camera.

-- M.K.

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#1 posted 05-19-2011 04:05 AM

ya whooooooo, mark, she is a beauty…you did a grand job, i love maple…its a great solid wood and looks great too…im sure you had a ball with this…are you sure you dont want to make it look like a giant radiator cover…you might be warmer if you do…LOL…. now if that aint funny i dont know what is… did a great job…grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#2 posted 05-19-2011 04:13 AM

lmao….there are bed frames that look like rad covers, mission style frames lol…thx grizz

-- M.K.

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#3 posted 05-19-2011 04:22 AM

You know what’s awesome? Spray painting “SANDING STATION” on your sanding station, in black and purple. Very punk rock. I have often thought of plastering my tools with band stickers and having visitors to my shop sign the cabinets and tools with a sharpie….Oh yeah, the bed is awesome, too.

-- 9 3/4 fingers remaining.

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#4 posted 05-19-2011 09:53 AM

Hi Mark, good work on the bed, dont forget to put up the pictures when you have completed it, I would like to see it. Is it solid enough for the children to jump on … lol.

Thanks for sharing Mark.

-- When you know better you do better.

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Craftsman on the lake

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#5 posted 05-19-2011 12:53 PM

What a nice and unique design. Maple is a great wood isn’t it. I love working with it.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#6 posted 05-19-2011 01:13 PM

I really like the design. It is done beautifully! Quite a handsome bed frame!


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#7 posted 05-19-2011 04:58 PM

thx alot Konquest lol….thats called running out of black spray paint at the wrong time.

Cher: I will definately post them….glad you like it :)

Craftsman: I love working with maple, and its natural colour makes any room look good.

Sheila: I needed a new frame and I knew if I was going to build one it was definately gonna be a great one. I love it

-- M.K.

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#8 posted 05-19-2011 10:43 PM

nice looking bed mark. I like it and I am like you I like working with maple its easy to work with and it looks great when your done with it.

-- Gracie's wooden signs. Middlebury, In.

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#9 posted 05-20-2011 03:21 AM

yes and another thing I like about it is if theres any flaws that you cant stand, its hard for other ppl to notice.

-- M.K.

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#10 posted 09-14-2011 09:36 PM

Beautiful Mark, I am going to build one for my little girl at some point. If it turns out half this nice I will be ecstatic. Gotta love Maple.

-- Why measure twice when you can cut twice.

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#11 posted 09-15-2011 11:36 PM

Awesome Mike….I LOVE working with maple. Beautiful look and finish. Its great building something for your your kid to sleep on

-- M.K.

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#12 posted 09-15-2011 11:37 PM

If you need any info on this design ( my creation by the way ) I’m the only one with the specs for it ;)

-- M.K.

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