King size bed

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Project by grandpasworkshop posted 2401 days ago 1475 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this bed for my daughter for xmas two yrs ago. It is all pine and couple coats of satin poly.It was a fun project and wish I could make more of the darn things. It was fairly simple just straight forward woodworking.

-- Grandpaj

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Pete Santos

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#1 posted 2401 days ago

I like it! The posts remind me of the Washington Memorial in D.C.

-- Greatness is not found in possessions, power, position, or prestige. It is discovered in goodness, humility, service, and love.

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#2 posted 2401 days ago

I really like the look of the pine. You said it was built a couple of years ago – how well has the pine held up to the daily use? I used to be a pine snob, but I’ve seen some projects recently posted that have changed my mine – my only concern about it is durability for projects that get a lot of use.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#3 posted 2401 days ago

Beauty of simplicity.

-- Jiri

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#4 posted 2401 days ago

That’s a great looking bed.

-- I can build us one.

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#5 posted 2401 days ago

An attractive bed, simple and to the point. The posts add just the right amount of flair.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#6 posted 2401 days ago

Very nice. Can’t sell pine short, can we?

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#7 posted 2401 days ago

This is a very nice bed. I am sure that your daughter appreciates the effort and time that went into it. This is a family heirloom that can be passed on. I agree that most of us tend to sell pine short and focus more on hardwoods when it comes to our woodworking endeavors. Pine has a lot of nice qualities and, from the 2×4 entries, a limitless list possibilities.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#8 posted 2401 days ago

Very interesting design. I like it a lot!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#9 posted 2400 days ago

Had one comment about the condition of the pine Has no splitting o r shrinkage as of yet. I do enjoy pine it is easy on tools and various ways to finish the project is always a challenge. I choose the naturallook on account the walls are lite

-- Grandpaj

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#10 posted 1366 days ago

quick question: How did you draw the curve over that large a span? I”ve had trouble doing that and would love to hear a good technique.


-- Faking it 'till I make it.

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