|Project by ScottinTexas||posted 01-26-2013 06:06 AM||2109 views||5 times favorited||17 comments|
It all started about a year ago. I still didn’t have a “bed” after moving in to my first house. I am sleeping on a matress on the floor. Looking around at furniture stores was simply depressing. Not only the inflated expense for what even I can see is shoddy workmanship, but the lack of what I see as a no-brainer: a platform bed (why do I need a box spring and a metal frame?) with drawers underneath. How practical is that?!? Ok, I did find some eventually but overpriced junk. OK, THIS IS IT. I am going to do it myself! I didn’t have so much as a circular saw. This project not only inspired me to buy a circular saw and a router but also a dovetail jig (Porter Cable – yeah, whatever.)
At the time I’m proud of myself. But this is something I put together with no plans and wood from Lowes. But I did use dovetail joints. I didn’t like the fact the drawers were the clunky dimensional stock I bought. No planer, though. I had not yet discovered the hardwood suppliers in my area and thought this was the best there was available.
The picture is lacking the plywood I used to support the mattress. In its final stage, there isn’t much to see.