Bed #9: Bonus

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Blog entry by tyskkvinna posted 05-23-2010 02:46 PM 1421 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 8: I can sit on it! Part 9 of Bed series Part 10: In the bedroom »

With my bed basically finished and moving day looming in hours rather than days, I had an idea and wanted to see if I could manage it in time.

Having a strong idea of how to do it this time, it went super fast. I picked up scrap pieces, marked them all to length before I started and then had a field day with the saws. I will admit I was even so certain about my mathematics and cutting skills that I did not do a dry fit or anything. It wasn’t that particular..

Can you guess what it is?

My birthday gift from my mother arrived today, as well – it’s the quilt you see.

Since I had a strong idea of how to do it this time, I built the entire thing and then kind of worked backwards. My nailer and nails are at the new place, so I opted to just keep the osb panels in… once I’m up there I will put the pretty wood on them. (I tested, they fit just fine)

And then I stained it red.

The quilt is for this – you’ll notice it’s the same size. :) It’s a dog bed!

I took the original dimensions of my bed and scaled it to an appropriate size. It’s bigger than absolutely necessary, but who doesn’t like to sprawl out from time to time?

Just look at that face. She needs a bed!

Also, she helped build the big one. ;) That earns you a bed or your own, right?!

Unlike my bed, which is made with knock-down brackets, I just screwed hers together. It’s light enough I can carry it by myself without problem and small enough to easily fit through the ridiculous staircase that you will surely see photos of in the next day or so when I post pictures of the bed in its proper home.

-- Lis - Michigan - -

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#1 posted 05-23-2010 02:56 PM

you are getting the hang of this ,

at first i thought ‘Chinese nesting beds “

you can keep going with this ,
and have beds for the dolls too !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 05-23-2010 03:12 PM

A girls best friend deserves a bed !
She looks like a sweety.
Where is the outlet for her electric blanket to plug into ?
Nice idea Lis,
I noticed the yellow paint matches the door trim in the shop.
Great touch !! LOL


-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~

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#3 posted 05-23-2010 03:58 PM

i thought you were going for a trundle bed too, but the dog bed it cool!

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#4 posted 05-23-2010 03:59 PM

niiice dog she deffently deserve to come up in the high
away from the cold floor
I gess she will have the place right beside you at night´s
well done


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#5 posted 05-23-2010 04:41 PM

You mean she doesn’t sleep in your bed??!??

Nice job! Beautiful quilt from your Mom, too.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#6 posted 05-23-2010 05:28 PM

My dog is a bit of a bed-snob and refuses to share, ha ha.


Thanks, all! I seriously could not have tackled all this without you.

-- Lis - Michigan - -

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#7 posted 05-23-2010 05:46 PM

A dogie trundle bed cool

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#8 posted 05-23-2010 08:16 PM

Never thought of the dog :-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#9 posted 05-24-2010 12:26 AM

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