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Project by FunkadelicAlex posted 02-18-2012 01:48 PM 1254 views 7 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My future step daughter asked for a custom bed frame for her new bed. Of course I couldn’t say no. My fiance played a major part in helping me with this project. For larger projects like this it sure is helpful to have some extra hands.

Its made from 3/4” ply & pine trim. We used pocket hole joinery on everything. I stained it with GF’s brown Mahogany & GF’s oil & urethane semi-gloss. We are very happy with the outcome of this project & we have one very happy little girl.

-- Alex -- "I will one day write something intelligent, witty, or humorous here"





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#1 posted 02-18-2012 02:20 PM

Nicely done Alex. I like your finish combination for a piece like this. Did you also glue all of the joints before tightening the pocket screws?

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#2 posted 02-18-2012 02:35 PM

Thanks Jonathan. I didn’t glue. The joints seemed to be very tight with the Kreg system and we used about 250 screws on this. Is it common practice to glue the joints as well?

-- Alex -- "I will one day write something intelligent, witty, or humorous here"

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#3 posted 02-18-2012 02:46 PM

It certainly doesn’t hurt to add the glue. Yes, it’s more work, and you have to have a plan for all the squeeze-out, such as either taped joints, or screwing together the pieces after they’ve been finished, then simply wiping off the glue. It helps avoid any potential squeaking issues, as well as helps to reinforce the joint. Just something you might want to keep in mind for future pieces that are completely or partially joined by pocket screws. I tend to err on the side of overkill, but I know a lot of other people also glue their pocket screw joints.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#4 posted 02-19-2012 12:46 AM

Nice looking Captains bed Alex ,good job.

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