A bed made from home center pine 1x4 and 2x4.

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This is a bed I needed in a hurry to accommodate pending guest arrivals and I was short a bed. I got more into the mattress than I have in the lumber. It is a permanent fixture in that room now. I got the idea out of an old book my girlfriend had laying around her cabin. Something to tune of “Furniture You Can Make from 2X4’s” I’d cite the exact title but I can’t remember it, was very old and out of print no doubt.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#1 posted 01-15-2012 05:26 AM

How did you fasten your bed rails to the posts?

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#2 posted 01-15-2012 05:31 AM

A nice looking bed Bondo

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 01-15-2012 07:16 AM

Nice Project! Very well done!

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#4 posted 01-15-2012 07:20 AM

I’d sure be interested in more info on that build. Looks a lot like the one in my head :)

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#5 posted 01-15-2012 07:49 AM

Fantastic looking piece!!! And it looks sturdy!!

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#6 posted 01-15-2012 08:52 AM

I’m pretty sure I have that book and have never opened it. That looks really good.

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#7 posted 01-15-2012 01:18 PM

Best looking 2×4’s in use that I’ve seen. Great job.

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#8 posted 01-15-2012 03:29 PM

Nice job, I did a quick search and there’s some books on

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#9 posted 01-15-2012 03:55 PM

“How did you fasten your bed rails to the posts?”

I used construction screws and a cleat, like thus:

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#10 posted 01-15-2012 04:08 PM

You know you have some skill when you can do that with utility wood!

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#11 posted 01-15-2012 04:20 PM

Ya gotta love 2×4’s so darn many uses. Think outside the box!!

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#12 posted 01-15-2012 04:40 PM

Great looking bed

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#13 posted 01-15-2012 10:17 PM

that is nice,,i can see that in my house someday

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#14 posted 01-15-2012 10:30 PM

Super nice!!!! Pine is fine!

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#15 posted 01-16-2012 02:19 AM

Great looking bed. Simple, is the best.

-- Gerald, Illinois

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