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 948 days ago

How did you fasten your bed rails to the posts?

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#2 posted 948 days ago

A nice looking bed Bondo

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#3 posted 948 days ago

Nice Project! Very well done!

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#4 posted 948 days ago

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 948 days ago

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

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#6 posted 948 days ago

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

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#7 posted 948 days ago

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

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#8 posted 948 days ago

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

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#9 posted 948 days ago

“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 948 days ago

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

-Jim; aka “Stumpy Nubs”
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#11 posted 948 days ago

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

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#12 posted 948 days ago

Great looking bed

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#13 posted 947 days ago

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

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#14 posted 947 days ago

Super nice!!!! Pine is fine!


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#15 posted 947 days ago

Great looking bed. Simple, is the best.

-- Gerald, Illinois

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