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This was the first big project I have made and I took my time and slowly did it over a two week period. I still as a new woodworker had some issues. the joints were off an eighth in on a couple of the corners and the router table as I have posted a blog about did not make me overtly pleased. overall I think I did ok and Corrie and Mom like it so at this point all is well.

-- so a bear and a rabbit are sitting on a log

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#1 posted 03-15-2012 06:10 PM

That looks great! As long as the little girl is happy and mommy are happy you’ve succeeded. Don’t worry about the joints being off a little, I’m going on thirty years and I still have issues with joints from time to time.

By the way welcome to LJ’s

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#2 posted 03-15-2012 06:15 PM

Nice Bed!

A set of bunk beds were the first “big” project for me too. Isn’t is a satisfying feeling to see you daughter enjoying her new bed and then you think “Wow, I made that!” I know that it is for me.

Keep up the nice work!

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16

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#3 posted 03-15-2012 06:57 PM

it is indeed and it kept me going when I was frustrated knowing it was for my girl as well as slowing me down and making me take my time

-- so a bear and a rabbit are sitting on a log

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#4 posted 03-15-2012 10:40 PM

Jake I think it looks fine, whatever is off sure doesn’t show in the picture

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#5 posted 03-16-2012 12:22 AM

thank you don it is square and true only thing off a little is the tongues on the one end of both rails is an 1/8 shorter it is that way on both, the other end of the rails ended up just where I wanted it.

-- so a bear and a rabbit are sitting on a log

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#6 posted 03-16-2012 02:47 AM

Jake, keep at it. The more projects you do the more comfortable you’ll get.

-- Tree, wood, and box lover from Pennsylvania

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#7 posted 03-16-2012 03:53 PM

Well done, she looks happy!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#8 posted 03-16-2012 04:34 PM

Well, from the picture you can obviously see that you made someone happy. Way to go dad. It’s a nice bed.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#9 posted 03-17-2012 02:55 AM

Nice job Jake! You’ve accomplished two things: 1) A bed for your daughter and 2) Memories that you and your daughter can rehash for a lifetime.

Also, if MAMMA is happy, the Jake household is happy!!! :) :)

Take care. Stay safe. Keep the faith.

-- Steve (North Louisiana, near Ruston)

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#10 posted 04-09-2012 12:00 AM

Looks like it fits in the room nicely and your daughter is happy with it. Success!


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#11 posted 04-09-2012 12:12 AM

looks good to me. nice work on the rounded opening.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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