Started off by sanding and finishing the other frame part. And then.. putting things together! O.o
Did the other side..
Like my support for that piece? Couple slabs of 8/4 maple on a milk crate. Hey, it worked. I had to fiddle with this a fair amount because I really had no idea what I was doing. Magically, it worked.
Also – the frame is FAR sturdier than I was anticipating. Awesomesauce. The brackets are really snug (snug enough that I had to re-screw a couple spots so that there would be adequate clearance for them to sit together) and after putting all four pieces together, I could not get it to wiggle much. Yay!
And now it’s pink.
The footboard corner. I’m super happy with it. I intentionally made them a bit pinker than everything else. In person, it almost makes it look like the long pieces are a different wood.
I kept some character to it. What can I say, I love character in wood.
I need to actually finish the side pieces and the frames. They’re just dyed/stained right now. We’ll see how my patience is working later this week and it will determine whether I go with something spray or shellac. I’d prefer shellac, but, yknow, patience. Sometimes it is a .
Then, I need to paint the insides of the endboards. I’m going to paint them rather than stain them, because I find them rather uninteresting. Not going to do something like black, because it will stick out a lot, but I have some primer grey I may use. Or… I don’t know. Maybe something in the clearance bin at Lowe’s will just totally call out to me.
Now, I have finally hit a point where I need to purchase wood for this project. (haha) I do not have any wood for the runners along the sides. I have opted to go with horizontal (short length) supports, rather than long length supports, because, well, I have the wood for it. I have enough leftover 2×6’s to do a lot. But they need something to sit on and I don’t have any 2×4. (Or should I use something smaller? 2×2?)
Considering how sturdy it is, I’m not concerned about the interior structure all that much. I have another package of brackets, which I may use to hold the centre beam in place. (Because I have it) This would keep it all knock-down which is good because I have to actually move this into my bedroom. When I post pictures of that, you’ll see why it needs to assemble this way.