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Princess Daybed for Daughter #9: Project Complete!

08-11-2018 04:09 PM by JohnMcClure | 3 comments »

After the last entry, we took some time to weigh our options. We decided to keep the bed for now; if I make a smaller, regular-style bed in the future, we’ll sell this one if possible. My mom is making some bumper cushions to fill in the gap around the mattress. All we needed were the ball finials, and touchup paint. But the ball finials needed a transition piece – wouldn’t look right screwed into end grain. So I made these: And realized they looked so good, the ba...

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Princess Daybed for Daughter #7: Shaping and Glueup

07-21-2018 01:09 PM by JohnMcClure | 0 comments »

When we left off, everything fit together but the legs were still blocky and square, and overly long: I decided to taper the legs toward the outside corner, bringing the foot down from 3” to 2” square, and chamfer the inside corner of each post.Rough out the taper on the bandsaw: Then plane down to the line: Finished taper: All that planing makes a pile of shavings: Crosscut the posts to length too. Cut them 3/4” above the top of the mortise. Time now to glue ...

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Princess Daybed for Daughter #5: Cutting Curves and Dresser Delays

07-15-2018 12:31 PM by JohnMcClure | 0 comments »

Progress has been slow lately, because of other demands on my time. All I’ve done for the bed the last few days is cut out the curved rails on the bandsaw, and rough-cut the tenons. The short rails have a pretty aggressive curve, so I needed wider than 1×6 stock. I ended up jointing and gluing two 1×6s to make a wide enough board, then making a lot of funny-shaped scraps.Today I hope to fit the tenons to their mortises, then cut grooves for the panels in the rails, then cut ou...

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Princess Daybed for Daughter #3: Stock prep and mortising

07-10-2018 12:24 PM by JohnMcClure | 0 comments »

I picked up two douglas fir 4×4s and two SYP 2×10s. One of those 2×10s contained three bottom rails (long back rail, two short side rails). The front rail is going to be thinner, 3/4”, to minimize shin-smashing risk; so it should be hardwood.How about this, from the pile under the tarp?You’ll see.Once that’s planed down and the rotten section trimmed out, it looks like this:Now I have a stack of boards cut to rough length, a bit overlong. It’s not the wh...

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Princess Daybed for Daughter #2: Drafting my plans - taking shape!

07-03-2018 03:47 PM by JohnMcClure | 8 comments »

Moving right along: I’ve drawn my vision in AutoCAD. I made a lot of snap judgments about dimensions and proportions, which may need to be revised. I chose an overall height of 48”, which may be too high. Mattress height of 20”, with 12.25” clearance underneath – I think that’s about right. 3×3 (actual) post size. 4” wide and 1.5” thick for the bottom rails, except the front rail which will be only 0.75” thick (less li...

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Make an elegant daybed out of 2x4's and recycled decking

09-01-2012 12:51 PM by JordsWoodShop | 6 comments »

In this video I make an elegant day bed for under $45!Made entirely out of 2×4s for the frame and recycled pine decking for the slats, all that’s missing is a mattress and some sunny weather! Note: I will be the first person to say that I should add a rail down the center of the bed and I will be doing so, but as I am waiting for hardware to arrive from overseas I decided to upload the video before the project was completely finished. http://www.JordsWoodShop.comhttp://www.fa...

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Daily Update #87: Hospice Prototype

08-15-2011 02:56 PM by Chris Davis | 0 comments »

I don’t normally do prototypes, but when your doing several beds you may want to work out the bugs before you get into mass producing the parts. It’s a prototype and a selling item. I haven’t really sold the job yet. I’m pretty sure I will and if I don’t, I’ll leave this on on the showroom floor as an example of my work. I always need more of my stuff in our showroom. This one will probably stay on the showroom floor. This is finished with a standard ...

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Daily Update #86: Chi Omega Spin Off

08-13-2011 02:50 PM by Chris Davis | 1 comment »

Today I’ll be working on a prototype for Hospice in Fayetteville Arkansas. This is the same town that I did the 52 beds for the Chi Omega house. One of the ladies on the board that is working on the Hospice project is also an alumni of Chi Omega. She saw our beds a few weeks ago while they were being installed and wants us to build 13 daybeds for them. I traveled 3 hours up there on Thursday. I didn’t go just for that. I had some ladders to move at the Chi Omega house and ...

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Daily Update #12: December 9, 2009

12-09-2009 02:59 PM by Chris Davis | 2 comments »

What we are doing in the shop for December 09, 2009. The 41 school bookcases are being delivered this morning by Paul and Donald. When they get back they’ll work on some drawers for three different bed pedestals. I’ll be working most of the day on a loft bed. For missed video and building pictures see my Current Projects link at wwbeds.com or poggyskids.com. Watch us live:<div></div>

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Daily Update #11: December 8, 2009

12-08-2009 03:07 PM by Chris Davis | 0 comments »

What’s happing in the shop for December 8, 2009 . After I get done with a murphy bed break-down for a moving company, I’ll be doing a lot of spraying. We have a couple baseball beds and a daybed to finish. For missed video and building pictures see my Current Projects link at wwbeds.com or poggyskids.com. Watch us live:<div></div>

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