|Project by Dragonsrite||posted 04-13-2012 05:49 PM||1311 views||2 times favorited||4 comments|
I made this doll bed for our cats. It is the perfect size for them (16×23 x 12). The design is from Ana White’s web site:
All the material is surfaced on all six sides using hand planes; I’m learning … slowly. Except for the legs, which are some old 2×2s that were laying around, everything is made from reclaimed Pine T&G boards. The finish is a few coats of an even mix of BLO, Mineral Spirits and varnish of some sort I had on the shelf.
The only modifications I made from Ana’s design is that the rails are doweled to the legs, the panels are edge-glued together and glued into grooves in the legs and horizontal support pieces. Also the platform supports are glued into groves in the rails. Everything is nice and tight. I think I could stand on this bed without any problems, so I think It’ll handle a cat or two.
The “mattress” is simply a piece of fleece (I think that’s what you call it) folded a few times since it needs to be washed frequently (shedding season, ya know).
Comments, good, bad or indifferent are welcome.
-- Dragonsrite, Minnesota