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Forum topic by Muggz posted 02-18-2009 04:25 AM 1669 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-18-2009 04:25 AM

Hey guys I found a plan off of the Workbench website for a platform bed. I am going to be building it for my house that we are renting while I am going to school. I like the natural look of the wood and on the plan they have it painted black. There is cedar paneling on the ceiling in my room.

The plans call for a sheet of birch ply and poplar wood.

What are your opinions on other wood? The widest piece in the project is 11 1/4”. I was thinking just using regular lumber and gluing it up into a panel, but then I thought about it warping with the change of weather. If I could find lumber to glue the panel it would be fine, but it would also have to be pretty close to the same grain pattern.

Since I was making something fancy like this I would like to make it out of maybe maple, cherry, or oak if I am going to stick with varnishing it. I am just worried about the panels warping.

Thanks for the help!

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#1 posted 02-18-2009 05:06 AM

Shouldn’t be a problem if you varnish all sides of the panels. You don’t want moisture affecting 1 side, it’ll warp for sure.

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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#2 posted 03-16-2009 04:33 PM

I am fixing to start building the same platform bed in a couple of weeks. Any tidbits, extra directions, ect. would be very appreciated!


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#3 posted 03-16-2009 10:25 PM

Niki…..fixing to start….must be from the south! Sep, it shoulda been fixin – least ways thats how we say it

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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