Skateboard Bed

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Blog series by Chris Davis updated 08-28-2009 03:26 PM 3 parts 10544 reads 7 comments total

Part 1: The Plan

08-19-2009 03:02 PM by Chris Davis | 3 comments »

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 caste...

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Part 2: The Axle, Wheels, and Trucks

08-24-2009 02:12 PM by Chris Davis | 2 comments »

I did some proportion work and decided I need 6” wheels. The wheels I found have barring that are made for a ½” axle. For the axle, I went to steel supplier and had them cut some 43” pieces for me. For the trucks I glued up some MDF to come up with a 3” thick block. I sanded down the corners at an angle just to give it some interesting lines and not just a plain cube. I have the axle and the trucks. I needed to find a why to attach them together. My original thought was to use a...

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Part 3: A little set back

08-28-2009 03:26 PM by Chris Davis | 2 comments »

I completed the build on the skateboard and sent the pictures to the customer. I wasn’t exactly what that were wanting. They wanted more of a half circle at the ends of the board. I originally did a smaller tail on the bed because of the room needed. That would make the bed almost 10’. Anyway, I planned on building two anyway. I even ordered 8 wheels, so I painted up the first one for our showroom and started on their new one. Here are some pictures of the first one: ...

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