|Forum topic by Devin||posted 08-15-2014 02:43 AM||1148 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
08-15-2014 02:43 AM
I’ve designed a bed that I will start building in a couple weeks as a gift to myself and my wife. See the photo attached of the SketchUp design i’ve made below. What I am most concerned about is what type of wood do I build with.
The plan is to paint the bed a Robin Egg Blue and then do some destressing of the paint to give it a rustic look. The other thing i’m trying to keep in mind is that we have a dog that likes to be on the bed. Our previous bed got kind hammered by his nails, and my wife doesn’t want a foot board that is taller than the mattress.
I’ve thought of just doing poplar since it’s fairly inexpensive and is really easy to work with. Cedar I feel is too soft. Oak is a type of grain that I don’t want want to show through the paint. Also, thoughts on the best option for 4×4 posts. Opinions please!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!
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