Big boy bed

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Project by wdbutcher71 posted 02-17-2012 12:36 AM 1420 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi All,

This is a twin size bed I made for my son. It is all red oak with the exception of a koa inlay at the head and the foot of the bed. All the joints on the head and foot are mortise and tenon. The side rails are attached with brackets from wood craft. The finish is poly.

Thanks for taking a look, comments good or bad are always welcome.


-- Matthew M. Central Washington

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#1 posted 02-17-2012 12:40 AM

Great job Matt.

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#2 posted 02-17-2012 02:56 AM

Beautifull design an fantastic execution.

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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#3 posted 02-17-2012 05:25 AM

Great job! I like the Koa inlay, nice touch.

I am just about to finish a very similar bed for my toddler’s “big boy bed” as well.

-- Adam - Langley, British Columbia (Canada)

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#4 posted 02-17-2012 12:27 PM

Great project! Thanks for posting!

-Jim; aka “Stumpy Nubs”
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#5 posted 02-17-2012 01:15 PM

Terrific design, I’m sure the big guy loves it!

-- "--Build Beauty to leave to those who appreciated it , not to ungrateful kids..."

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#6 posted 02-17-2012 01:30 PM

Nice bed, I like it! Looks solid as a rock, too – which I’m sure wasn’t an accident.
Good job!

-- Nat, UPstate NY,

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#7 posted 02-17-2012 02:45 PM

Nice work, like the design!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#8 posted 02-17-2012 03:21 PM

Thanks all, and yes Helkat it is designed for abuse. First thing he did once the matress was on it was spend 30 min climbing over the foot board and diving. We called it a stress test. The bed passed. :)

-- Matthew M. Central Washington

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