|Project by Jason Watts||posted 07-26-2012 02:08 PM||1825 views||6 times favorited||15 comments|
This was my first project where I had a set deadline to finish. My wife is due to have our second child in about two weeks, so talk about pressure! I will eventually cut a design in the bottom brace (trestle?), and spend more time on the finish.
I took ideas from many different plans and adjusted them to my skill set and tools. Every piece of wood is from The Home Depot, and it is almost entirely made out of Red Oak. I used Birch plywood for the mattress support and maybe Bubinga for the trestle pegs and screw hole plugs.
This wood was extremely temperamental to temperature and humidity in my garage! I eventually started oiling raw wood before even cutting just to keep things more consistent. (any other tricks would are welcomed). All the routing was done by hand since I don’t have a routing table (hopefully my next project), and all the curvy cuts were made by a hand jigsaw. Every single piece of wood (aside from the pegs and slats) are comprised of two or more pieces of wood glued together.
I look forward to your comments and questions! Enjoy!
-- - In Christ