|Project by griff||posted 02-10-2008 04:28 AM||1770 views||1 time favorited||10 comments|
Ok here goes, My wife and I went shopping for a bedroom suit, we really liked the style they called a sleigh bed but the price was a little high because i felt like I could build one anyway.So i decided i would build one and we decided to build it out of cedar, but we had no lumber.
My father had been cleaning up behind his house to build a pool and he had cut some cedars to saw that was in the way. that next morning he had a heart attack and passes away. weeks later i was down in the bottom walking around and found the cedar logs where he left them. I ask my mother if I could get them and cut some more logs, and so i did . Had them milled , could not wait on them to dry so I stacked some inside the shop and took some pieces of tin and walled up around the lumber and covered the top and took a blowing heater and blowed on the lumber for for several days and dried the lumber, good thing it was in the winter because it got real hot in the shop. The building process was very simple because i knew nothing and still very little about joinery. all i knew was screws and glue and nails. so the joinery in this bed is glue , nails and screws. I dont remember what the finish was but I do remember that it had a loud smell.
-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none