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Bed made of red oak. I left it natural with no stain. Three coats of satin water based polyurethane for protection.

Thanks for looking,
Mazzy

-- Mazzy, San Francisco Bay Area, http://www.woodworkwonders.com





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maplerock

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#1 posted 353 days ago

Big project! It looks great. You must be very proud of it. A lot more useful than my typical project!!

-- Jerry... making sawdust in the Knobs of Southern Indiana

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firefighterontheside

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#2 posted 353 days ago

Nice bed! It looks great. Something to be proud of for sure.

-- Bill M. I love my job as a firefighter, but nothing gives me the satisfaction of running my hand over a project that I have built and just finished sanding.

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Mojo1

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#3 posted 352 days ago

very nice, more detailed pictures would be nice too.

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dnick

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#4 posted 350 days ago

A great looking bed. Well done.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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Vicki

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#5 posted 350 days ago

Very, very nice. I favor you decision to forgo the stain. Can you share some tips on the frame and how you mounted the box spring in it. I’m going to be making a head board and frame out of faux barnwood and want the boxspring to sit down in the frame and just have the mattress show.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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mazzy

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#6 posted 349 days ago

Vicki,

Thanks for the complement. Check out http://www.woodsmithplans.com/plan/bedroom-set-oak-bed/

The two 8” x 60” rails which run parallel and tie the headboard and footboard together have .75 x .75 cleats glued and screwed on the bottom. The boxspring would sit on the cleats. The mattress would show above the rails.

Hope this helps,
Mazzy

-- Mazzy, San Francisco Bay Area, http://www.woodworkwonders.com

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Vicki

937 posts in 1976 days


#7 posted 349 days ago

Thanks Mazzy, it does help. Did you use the slats too and were they basically firring strips? Where did you get your rail hangers? I thought these looked good: http://www.woodcraft.com/Product/2081356/30375/WoodRiver-Bed-Rail-Bracket-Set.aspx

Thanks for helping.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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mazzy

51 posts in 1211 days


#8 posted 349 days ago

Hey Vicki,

Yes…the 3/4 slats rode on the cleats and the boxsprings rode on the slats.

I used http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=5783&site=ROCKLER from Rockler. I liked them because they gave me an ability to adjust dimensions a bit. However, fit them together before you use them. Once they were bolted to the rails and headboards, they were a real bear to get them to interlock.

Mazzy

-- Mazzy, San Francisco Bay Area, http://www.woodworkwonders.com

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Fishinbo

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#9 posted 349 days ago

Beautiful and well crafted bed! Great design and wood choice. I’m sure it will be a family heirloom. Great work!

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Vicki

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#10 posted 349 days ago

That’s a big help. Thanks!

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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joseph000

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#11 posted 345 days ago

very nice job.I really like oak bed.Oak has a beautiful appearance, with an attractive grain, and numerous shades and tones, making an oak bed the perfect choice for nearly all types of bedroom style, and design.Oak lasts a lifetime

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