Queen size bed for my brother

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Project by j_olsen posted 1134 days ago 1756 views 8 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Not much to say—just another queen size bed
On a lumber searching trip to Nashville the company we went to look at was running a special on Tiger Maple at 2.95 a board foot if 100 board foot was bought—brother decided that would be good for a bed so he bought it and a sheet of plywood to match then he told me—” you can build me a bed!!”
Needless to say there was no plans, no idea how much lumber was going to be needed, no idea what he wanted
This is what came of that stack of sticks
Clear Lacquer finish.
The pictures definately don’t do the figure justice

-- Jeff - Bell Buckle, TN

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#1 posted 1133 days ago

Looks lovely to me—I like the simple elegance of the design! And I’m sure even nicer in person!

What did you use to secure the rails to the head- and footboard?

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#2 posted 1133 days ago

Thank you for the kind comment
Thehardware used was—Locking safety bed rail bracket from Rockler—

-- Jeff - Bell Buckle, TN

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#3 posted 1133 days ago

Looks Great!

-- Marc

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t. rector

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#4 posted 1133 days ago

I know how that is, when my wife goes to the yard with me I know she is wanting me to build her something, which is fine by me, but I need that one tool to do this, so I have to go buy it. My tool collection has grown and she is happy so. The bed looks great, and I am sure the figure is awesome! nice job…

-- I often wonder "how did I get this lucky?"..t rec

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#5 posted 1133 days ago

Nice looking bed.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#6 posted 1130 days ago

thank you all for the comments

-- Jeff - Bell Buckle, TN

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#7 posted 1050 days ago

Hey Jeff! This looks great. I am starting to plan for a king sized bed project of my own and wanted to ask a question about the posts. Are those things solid? If not, could you share how you did them?



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#8 posted 906 days ago

I really like the look.


-- arnies

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#9 posted 889 days ago

So how many board feet did you end up using? :)

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#10 posted 565 days ago

That is a very nice bed frame

-- I have the Saw Dust Fever

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