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Project by Dave posted 01-29-2012 02:32 AM 1239 views 0 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The grandson (Logan) had out grown his baby bed. So I cannibalized the bed springs and mattress for a new one. The posts are cherry, the head and foot boards are sycamore and the rails are red oak. It was rubbed down with BLO and 4-0 steel wool. Thats it simple and functional.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com





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#1 posted 01-29-2012 02:44 AM

Well Done Dave. Logan seems to approve of the job…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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#2 posted 01-29-2012 02:47 AM

I had to do something. Waiting on this contest is killing me.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#3 posted 01-29-2012 02:47 AM

Dave this a super bed and Logan is a real cute guy.

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#4 posted 01-29-2012 02:48 AM

thank you Jim. Simple and functional.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#5 posted 01-29-2012 02:56 AM

nice n stout. looks gr8 Dave. the Grdson looks pleased, jumpin? for joy I’m sure.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#6 posted 01-29-2012 03:09 AM

Good one Dave – turned out great – cute kid too…...

Jeff

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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#7 posted 01-29-2012 03:17 AM

Thank you Roger. He defiantly likes it better than that old pine one he had. Plus he can come and go at will.
Appreciate it Jeff. I bet that one will last longer than the original. We have 4 kids and the future grandchildren are around the corner.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

#8 posted 01-29-2012 04:53 AM

Nice work. Gives me an idea for my 2 year old. I think a little oak bed would be awesome. You need to build that boy his own workbench now….. I have some stuff that would make an awesome leg vise on a mini bench….

-- Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect. Vince Lombardi

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#9 posted 01-29-2012 05:02 AM

Thanks Lucas. It will serve the purpose till his feet hit one end and his head the other. I will check out your mini bench part this coming weekend. Thanks again big guy.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#10 posted 01-29-2012 05:19 AM

Nice simple design. What type of joinery did you use?

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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#11 posted 01-29-2012 05:26 AM

The headboards are floating tenons. And the rails are screwed to the posts. It was done quick. I don’t like any metal hardware. That is just me. But the wife was needing it done. I have had 2 adults sitting on it and she is as sound as a rock. Anyway I wanted to get back to my plane build. You know the fun stuff.
Thank you for posting.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#12 posted 01-29-2012 01:08 PM

Cute grandson and a real nice bed Dave. A good match with the handsome chest/desk in the background.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#13 posted 01-29-2012 03:06 PM

Why thank you Mike. The chest was bought for me when I was a boy. It is oak and solid as a rock. The homework and comic books I read on it, wow.
Thanks for the comments Mike, your friend Dave

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#14 posted 02-01-2012 07:44 PM

Hey! So THAT’s the bed you made!

A two bagger!

For your grandson as well as the contest!

Good job!

Great bed for a Great grandson!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#15 posted 02-01-2012 07:47 PM

Thanks Joe. It was needed and simply built. Nothing special. But sometimes the simple stuff is the best. I tried to cut down on to many edges.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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