Bed Frame, out of Pine #7: Friday's Follies

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 05-26-2018 04:03 AM 1279 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 6: Headboard work, test fits Part 7 of Bed Frame, out of Pine series Part 8: Assembly, and other items »

Was a mean, old, LONG day….Yard sale had these two clamps..

$ pad was missing, oh well. Fabric was bought…

Hey, the Boss picked it out…2 yards worth….and a can of “finish”

We’ll see. Plywood panel needed a rebate around the edges..

Wards 78 was able, despite my sore left thumb, to peel off one layer…1/2” or so wide. This way, the panel AND the fabric will fit in the grooves…
Stapler…was a POS..three tries to find the right size staples for it..never did. Tossed it aside, and bought these nails, instead..

Three packs worth. Grandson and I worked on getting the fabric stretched over the plywood…but the foam was the wrong size…took those back, and bought a 1” thick roll. Cut it for length. Worked our way around, pulling things tight, and nailing it off. Then came the fun part…..assembly.

One post laid on the floor, then the two rails to hold the panel. Glue got a bit sloppy. Then the big rail was screwed in place…after a few “taps” with a hammer…Gently moved things around, until the headboard was on it’s own two feet, and added a clamp across the top…

Dug out a drill, and a bit..

Drilled through the tenons….at least on one end.. Used a sharpener to ease the ends of a couple dowels..

Used to be for Carpenter’s pencils….works good to bevel the ends of a dowel…spread a bit of glue on the end of the dowel, and hammer it through..

Tomorrow, I can trim those flush. Maybe pin the other end?
Need a run to get a couple pieces of lumber, tomorrow. Maybe drill the side rails for the lags, and add the slat supports. Kind of worn out, right now…

Stay tuned..almost done..

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