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Project by 3Gwoodguy posted 12-12-2011 11:28 PM 1773 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Solution to a college kids (my daughter) problem with a lofted bed….at least my solution. Made with purple heart and maple. Have to give credit to Jock Ryan Sparreboom for the inspiration. http://lumberjocks.com/projects/47843 I liked the stable and sturdy design and it doubles as additional seating in the dorm room. the letters are epoxy inlay using white acrylic paint for the color. The finish is clear shellac.

I liked the colors together so well I had to try one myself. It is Maryville University just west of St. Louis MO and yes, their colors are red and white.

-- "The beatings will continue until moral improves" -- Bart Ridings, Illinois





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JeffsGarage

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#1 posted 12-12-2011 11:43 PM

Beautiful result, I love the contrasting woods and the dowel accents on the top step. She will love it.

What technique did you use to join the bottom step

I need three for SIU, one for NC, one for Illini, one for Notre Dame, one for…............

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3Gwoodguy

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#2 posted 12-12-2011 11:52 PM

thanks Jeff. bottom step is wood dowel like the top, just didnt continue them through since they would be the same color (roughly) of the side panels. Who’s the Illini one for? I could see a nice Chief head on that top step…you might be on to something there….... and you can forget about the NC one! Ha Ha.

-- "The beatings will continue until moral improves" -- Bart Ridings, Illinois

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RS Woodworks

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#3 posted 12-13-2011 12:43 AM

Looks great! but you spelled my name wrong. :(

Ryan

-- I restore the finest vintage tools! If you need a nice plane, saw, marking tool or brace, please let me know!

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3Gwoodguy

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#4 posted 12-13-2011 01:28 AM

Ryan, corrected…my apologies

-- "The beatings will continue until moral improves" -- Bart Ridings, Illinois

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Billp

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#5 posted 12-13-2011 11:13 PM

Looks really great. I made a step stool and cut letters on the scroll saw wish I would have used epoxy, next time.

-- Billp

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Knothead62

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#6 posted 12-14-2011 08:55 PM

There is a Maryville College in Maryville, TN; that was my first thought. Handy thing- I had the middle bunk in college. Had a time since I was the shortest guy in the room.

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JoeyG

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#7 posted 12-16-2011 05:50 AM

Wow!!!!! Nice work Bart. I love how crisp and white the letters are. I have a feeling I better not show this to my wife or I will be building on for the kitchen soon. LOL. How did you carve the letters? Did you use a router?

-- JoeyG ~~~ http://www.facebook.com/JHGWoodWorks

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3Gwoodguy

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#8 posted 12-17-2011 03:01 AM

router attachment for my dremel – good old microsoft word – wordart feature for the word shape and font. Its kind of handy I gotta say and makes a nice seat. It’s boxed up now and wrapped before she gets home from school. Thanks for the kind review..I really respect your work Joey!

-- "The beatings will continue until moral improves" -- Bart Ridings, Illinois

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JoeyG

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#9 posted 12-17-2011 03:56 AM

Thanks Bart. The respect is mutual. I have been learning a lot from you and am grateful for the new friendship, even if is online.

-- JoeyG ~~~ http://www.facebook.com/JHGWoodWorks

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Mainiac Matt

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#10 posted 04-06-2012 05:42 PM

This little stool is mine…

I use it all the time…

to reach the things I couldn’t…

but never things I shouldn’t

:^)

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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