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Project by throttle posted 11-20-2013 01:20 AM 1103 views 6 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Raised Birch bed with 6 -10”deep drawers. Foot board to be another project.

-- "Throttle"





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gsimon

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#1 posted 11-20-2013 01:48 AM

nice job and great way to gain storage
can’t help drooling over all the clamps though
greg

-- Greg Simon

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throttle

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#2 posted 11-20-2013 01:57 AM

Thanks Greg! Can never have to many. I always need just one more.

-- "Throttle"

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ohwoodeye

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#3 posted 11-20-2013 07:20 PM

I have been considering something like this. Add the box spring and your bed goes to the ceiling but I’m afraid to eliminate the box spring. How much differt does your bed feel without it?

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 11-20-2013 07:31 PM

That looks great and it is certainly a practical piece with all of that storage.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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throttle

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#5 posted 11-24-2013 08:06 PM

Ohwoodeye… Yes the .bed is way to high with box springs. The bed is defenitely firmer without box springs. Thats theway i like it though.

-- "Throttle"

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Lifesaver2000

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#6 posted 11-24-2013 11:52 PM

ohwoodeye, many mattresses actually have what they call a foundation rather than actual box spring. If you look, it is nothing more than a frame with plywood covering. That type of mattress won’t feel any different when used with a platform bed than with its matching foundation since both are just a level surface to put the mattress onto.

If you are buying a new mattress, where you can run into problems is that some manufacturers won’t warranty their mattress unless you buy their foundation. The one exception I found was Simmons Beautyrest. Their warranty spells out what is an acceptable platform that will not void the warranty.

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throttle

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#7 posted 11-25-2013 03:35 AM

.750 birch planks i ran through the planner after biscuits and glue for the drawer fronts

-- "Throttle"

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throttle

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#8 posted 11-25-2013 03:38 AM

Trying

-- "Throttle"

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throttle

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#9 posted 11-25-2013 03:43 AM

Making sure my drawers are lining up before glue

-- "Throttle"

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Thos. Angle

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#10 posted 11-26-2013 03:20 AM

Now I know where the gun drawer goes. That could be a surprise for someone. I’ve been to Redondo, you need this.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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throttle

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#11 posted 11-26-2013 01:39 PM

Its better to have and try than not and die.

-- "Throttle"

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