Bed Frame, out of Pine

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Blog series by bandit571 updated 05-30-2018 02:40 AM 8 parts 6129 reads 5 comments total

Part 1: A start up

05-20-2018 03:35 PM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Have to start somewhere, right…The Boss wanted a bedframe, to enclose that metal frame thingy the mattress sits on….and the dogs keeping pushing the mattress off of….she also wants a Head Board….that she intends to add a padded fabric to a flat panel…..( and a small table to sit beside the new bed….after this is done… For once, a “Plan” was drawn out….at least as far as I do such things.. Well, for me. this is a Plan. Needed...

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Part 2: Joinery work, part 1

05-20-2018 04:10 PM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Yep, part one….otherwise this episode will be too long of a read….Need to chop/mill/ cuss places for the rails to sit.. Once I knew where the “top and bottom” of the joint was…mitre boxes made the square cuts….then this vintage saw .. Was set to the required depth of cut, and made a lot of cuts… Ever wonder why some chisels are called “Beaters”? Old wide chisel, drive it down, the beat on the side of the handle…to pop all...

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Part 3: head board joinery done...

05-21-2018 02:51 AM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

and a design change….more on that, laterThe 2×4s for the headboard’s panel to sit in…needed some work….needed to make a place for them to sit in the posts… Still clamped together. laid out for a few dados… This will house the tenons..handsaw to cut the walls of the dados.. Hammer and a big chisel to pop the waste out.. shoulder plane to level them out. Laid out for a couple mortises.. Usual suspect to dig the holes.. And done.At lea...

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Part 4: Grooves & Dry Fits

05-21-2018 01:59 PM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

The 2×4 rails need all the tenons done, and a groove ploughed… Rail that had the first set of tenons done…Stanley 45 was still set up….fence needed tweaked a bit, to better center the groove…plane was still set tad tad too deep.. Nice thick curls look nice, but the plane is a bear to push…lightened the cut a bit, added a bit of candle wax,,,pushed along much better. Unlike the posts, I can run the plane all the way through.. Then laid out the set ...

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Part 5: Footboard assembled

05-23-2018 12:41 AM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Cussing has been about….Marine D.I. first day level….but, we getting a few things done.Top of the posts. Decided to at least do the footboard ones…and work out any “kinks” First off, wanted a bead detail….Stanley 45 was still set up from doing those grooves, changed out the cutters to use a bead cutter about the same width….yep, it was quite sharp…never felt a thing, but there was fresh DNA appearing on the pine. Plan was to do just the o...

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Part 6: Headboard work, test fits

05-24-2018 09:00 PM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

Took the footboard upstairs to the bedroom, to see IF it fits….the way things were going, I wanted to make sure.. Looks like it will fit…went back to the shop, and took the headboard apart….rails needed a bead.. They needed sanded and I even ran a roundover bit down the edges… Tenons on the ends,needed fine tuned.. Mainly the endgrain…was a bit out of square…chin powered the chisel, not a hammer.. Rails were done, sanded to 180 grit, and set...

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Part 7: Friday's Follies

05-26-2018 04:03 AM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

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 ...

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Part 8: Assembly, and other items

05-30-2018 02:40 AM by bandit571 | 3 comments »

Other items, first…..The Boss picked out the “finish” she wanted…not my choice, but.. Called “Weathered Gray” a stain and varnish mix….oh well… Got the rails done.. Was a hand tool day..other than a cordless hammerdrill..counter-bored holes for lags and their washers. A 2×2 rails screwed and glued on…notches were with handsaws. Had to go out and buy a pair of folding saw horses…and do a paint job.. More of...

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