|Project by Chris Davis||posted 04-05-2013 12:54 PM||4326 views||16 times favorited||18 comments|
This has to be the widest daybed I’ve ever built. It is 12 1/2 feet wide and 8 feet tall. It goes from wall to wall and floor to ceiling. It was finished up in February 2013, but build over several months preceding that.
I stared with a daybed with an arch front/top section. Inside has small bookcase built in, to utilize some of the wasted space behind the bookcases. Under the bed was the pull out trundle. The hardest part was coming up with a way that it could be disassembled and then assembed in the customer’s room with only 8’ ceilings.
The bookcases are all the same. They are built in two parts so that they could be assembled without having to stand them up in the room (8’ ceiling restrictions).
I spent a lot of time on the trim making sure they align up nicely and ways to interfering with other parts.
The doors were something that I spent a lot of time on. The have a panel insert from Outwater Plastics and then rope molding added.
The finish is a white lacquer with an antiquing glaze. I put about 5 coat of undercoater and white lacquer to achieve a very slick finish as not to put too much of the glaze on the main parts of the bed. We wanted to highlights to really stand out.
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