|Project by Matt||posted 02-09-2014 03:06 PM||3520 views||10 times favorited||10 comments|
So last Spring I decided to give my wife a pre-wedding gift and build a bed for us, the Full size IKEA Platform bed wasn’t going to cut it anymore. I got the bulk of the idea from Ana-white.com, because this was my first real furniture piece the plans made it very easy to construct, but I added a few of my own touches. The bed is solid enough to hold a 50 man army but then again I didn’t want to ever have to go back to fix it. The head board and foot board inserts are made of what I believe is Beetle Kill pine, but the local distributor called it “Rare and Beautiful T&G Pine.” Regardless of what it is I really liked it, and because I had previously built our Hope chest from the same Material I thought it would work well. This was built in a weekend on my back porch while she was out of town. Had a lot of fun with this and would deffinatly build another one. The nails are decorative, hand hammered from Rockler, the finish was 2 coats of Shellac, took about 2 Qts.
Thanks for checking it out everyone!
-- The more sawdust I make more I dont want to go to work! Is it worth it?