Bed and night stand

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Project by Hoptown posted 06-20-2011 04:26 AM 1904 views 5 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Wife and I got tired of falling to the ground in the middle of the night, so I decided to build us a new bed… This is the first bed that I have built, more to come in the future for my two daughters…Matching night stand to complete the bed…..hope you like!!

-- Jonathan- Scottsville, KY

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#1 posted 06-20-2011 07:46 AM

Looks nice. What did you use to finish it?

-- Don

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#2 posted 06-20-2011 02:19 PM

Nice job! Looks like used pine. How did you finish it?

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#3 posted 06-20-2011 02:49 PM

all ways nice to have a new bed , nice work

-- OC down in Costa Rica. come down and see me some time. I'll keep the light on for you

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#4 posted 06-20-2011 03:49 PM

I like the door you made for the nightstand. The latch is neat. Did you consider making it operable with the knob like THIS? The two hinges look a little too big, but I like the overall design.

-- Chris Wong -- --

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#5 posted 06-20-2011 05:24 PM

Nice work! I agree with the others – the finish is very nice. Thanks for sharing.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#6 posted 06-20-2011 07:09 PM

Thanks everyone…..The finish was accomplished by a friend of mine that builds a lot of primitive furniture.. He paints with a flat paint then sands and sprays the entire project with a dark stain…He has showed me how to do this, but i dont have the set up to accomplish this effectively…I finished the night stand and the shelf in my other project, but decided not to finish any more until i get a better set up in the shop.. (Didnt like the mess it left behind with the cheap electric sprayer i had)

-- Jonathan- Scottsville, KY

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#7 posted 06-20-2011 07:12 PM

Chris, i’m glad you showed me the article, i would of never thought of latching a door like this. This may be something i try in the future… Have you used this technique? if so how did it turn out for you?

-- Jonathan- Scottsville, KY

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#8 posted 07-19-2011 05:25 AM

the finish is very nice

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