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Skateboard Bed #1: The Plan

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Blog entry by Chris Davis posted 08-19-2009 03:02 PM 1397 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I am going to build a platform bed with the theme of a skateboard. It is a simple platform with the ends turned up. I will use a MDF platform and used poplar on the ends. I will dowel and glue the poplar on for strength. When I got the request, I was trying to figure out how to build the wheels. I kept going back and forth from MDf wheels with graphics on them or try to find some real wheels. After doing some proportion work, I figured I needed 6” wheels. I found some from castercity.com

For more building pictures see my Current Projects link at wwbeds.com or poggyskids.com. See what we are doing live:
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-- Watch live video from our shop. http://www.wwbeds.com/#!current-projects/c3c1



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#1 posted 08-19-2009 03:13 PM

This will be cool.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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#2 posted 08-19-2009 03:34 PM

I cant wait to see the finished produce.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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#3 posted 08-22-2009 05:56 AM

This will be cool

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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