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Project by kshipp posted 06-25-2008 04:44 AM 1400 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this bed last year as a favor for family. They didn’t want to spend a lot of money so I just used plain dimentional lumber from the BORG and painted it white.

The ends are 2×4’s with screwed butt joints. The top and bottom rails have dados to accept the 1×3’s. There is a 1×4 on the top.

I used the bed frame brackets from Rockler to attach the side beams. I was really pleased with them and they went on easy. I put hardwood dowels across where the screws went in for the side beams for extra support.

As always, comments and suggestions are welcome.

-- Kyle Shipp, http://battleshipp.blogspot.com





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#1 posted 06-25-2008 07:09 AM

Well if they’ve been sleeping on it for a year I’d say you made a dam good bed. What else can you say. Looks good too.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#2 posted 06-25-2008 01:01 PM

Amazing what you can do with 2×4’s, isn’t it? Nice work!

-- You're a unique and special person, just like everyone else.

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Chris

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#3 posted 06-29-2008 04:36 AM

Kyle,

What size bed is that? My wife wants me to build a day bed for the Office/guest room and I think this is EXACTLY what she wants.

Maybe I can con you out of a drawing?

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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Chris

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#4 posted 06-29-2008 04:37 AM

Never mind about the drawing… I did not see that last picture was there woops!!!

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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kshipp

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#5 posted 06-30-2008 02:24 AM

Chris,
It’s a twin size bed. The only note I would have about the drawing is there are a lot more slats shown in the drawing than there are 1×3’s on the bed. The other dimensions all worked but that hand drawing is all I have.

Thanks for looking.

-- Kyle Shipp, http://battleshipp.blogspot.com

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MyFathersSon

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#6 posted 05-18-2009 02:25 PM

We’ve all heard the old mechanic’s saying—- you can have it cheap – quick – or good—- just not all three.
You have proven thait ain’t necessarily so :-)
Great job.

-- Those who insist it can't be done - should politely refrain from interrupting those who are doing it.

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#7 posted 05-18-2009 05:47 PM

Inexpensive doesn’t have to be cheeply made. good Job

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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