|Project by Glenn||posted 01-09-2012 02:29 AM||1277 views||2 times favorited||5 comments|
Sawed up my little girl’s baby bed and incorporated the pieces into the headboard and footboard of a new “big girl” bed. The corner posts, four rails (sides and ends), and slats and their supports are all new wood. The “ladder” portions of the head- and footboard are composed of recycled baby-bed wood. Although I took inspiration and procedural instruction from Jeff Miller’s Beds, the design is my own and is based around the parts I had left over. My additions are all solid poplar, and the recycled pieces appear to be that as well. Plain ole’ 6” hex bolts and nuts from Lowe’s work just as well as the extraordinarily expensive bed bolts from Rockler, and you don’t need a special wrench, either. Used the $99 HVLP turbine spray gun from Rockler (and Harbor Freight) to spray a high-gloss acrylic enamel latex. Solid performer—highly recommended—once you figure out how to use it. Overall, I’m amazed out how rock-solid the bed turned out.
-- Glenn, Arkansas