|Project by jbswearingen||posted 06-27-2012 03:22 PM||1827 views||2 times favorited||4 comments|
This is the first “successful” piece of flat work I built. I finished it just a week or two before Emma (standing beside it) was born in 2003. This pic was taken the day we brought Shyanne home from the hospital at a week old (there were some minor complications, but nothing lasting). Two years later, the front gate has been removed and Shy sleeps in it as a toddler bed.
You can see that it’s been modified from the original plans. I was a complete noob and wanted to be sure I could finish it it, so I simplified it as much as I could. Instead of cut and molded slats, I simply used maple dowels. I never put a finish on it, but might eventually go back and add a wipe on poly. I’m very proud of this bed and am looking forward to a possible third child sleeping in it sometime in the future. I hope it survives to see my grandchildren sleep in it.
It isn’t shown in the pic very well, but the front legs are bird’s eye maple. The stock I bought had a board included in it accidentally by the supplier, so I thought they’d be a nice, subtle addition.
-- Semper fi, Brad