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Small Projects #19: Dog Platforms

03-06-2020 01:42 AM by Madmark2 | 1 comment »

Have too many dogs running around. We have drafty tile floors throughout and mostly Shih-Tzu’s and they don’t like the cold floor to sleep on. The better half wanted little platforms to put the dog beds on. These are 2’x2’ pieces of 3/4” ply on 6” high 2”x4” legs. For stability the 2”x4” feet have the front feet parallel to the sides and the back feet are mounted parallel to the back.The first pair were clear coated and very plain...

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Arts and Crafts Wedge and Strap Bed #10: Stain, Lacquer, Hardware, and Lighting

09-23-2013 05:33 PM by pintodeluxe | 5 comments »

I stained and sprayed lacquer, and let the finish cure for 48 hours. Next I waxed the bed with Howard’s Walnut Wax and #0000 steel wool. Then I turned my attention to mounting the drawer pulls. I use Scott Collins “no math” method for laying out the hole locations. Then I offset the holes 3/16” higher than the layout mark, because the threads on the pulls are off-center. I use a full-size jig to mount the four pulls. -----Drawer pulls installed.-----I installed a...

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Arts and Crafts Wedge and Strap Bed #9: Dovetail Drawers

09-11-2013 03:57 PM by pintodeluxe | 5 comments »

Time to build drawers for the bed.-----I am using a P.C. jig to machine the dovetails. Everything is pretty standard, except the bit I use, which is a larger 14 degree dovetail bit from Rockler. I like to set up two routers – one with a 1/4” straight bit, and one with the dovetail bit. -----I start by hogging out waste with the straight bit. -----The second pass is with the 14 degree dovetail bit. -----I find this two-pass method makes cleaner cuts, with less chance of the wo...

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Arts and Crafts Wedge and Strap Bed #8: The Wedge and Strap Inlay

09-09-2013 04:51 PM by pintodeluxe | 3 comments »

Here is the bed project, which is nearing completion.-----A couple of headboard details remain, one of which is the wedge and strap detail. I tapered the backsplash, and glued the wedges on. Next I use carpet tape to attach the backsplash to a strip of plywood. This serves as a reference edge as I cut the dado for the walnut inlay. -----I use a dado set and miter gauge to cut the shallow dado. I make sure to cut both ends of the backsplash before adjusting the fence. Normally one would ...

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Arts and Crafts Wedge and Strap Bed #7: Platform Support Boxes

09-08-2013 07:18 AM by pintodeluxe | 1 comment »

The platform support features ten plywood panels that transfer the load straight to the floor. One corner is knocked off, so it won’t be visible under the arched sides of the bed. -----My wife and I worked on assembly of the carcase. We started by gluing and screwing five panels to the side rail. The top of the panels are flush with the groove in the side rails.A lower strip of plywood is then set into notches in the panels. -----Then another strip fills the top notch in the panels...

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Platform Bed #1: Initial framing

02-01-2012 10:07 PM by Craftsman on the lake | 6 comments »

Bedroom and bathroom done. I’ll start the living room/kitchen remodel in the spring. What to do in the meantime? Make a bed of course.In my mind… which is where these things always are, the bed will be maple with two large drawers on one side. The head ends will have 3 small cubbies on each side as it is impractical for us to have bedside tables because one side is up against the wall and the other side edges a window. We basically need someplace to put our glasses and watches at ...

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Shop Update #11: Shed base complete!

05-24-2011 05:37 AM by TheKingInYellow | 2 comments »

Ideally, I would have been posting a picture of a completed shed, but a combination or rainy weather and a pukey daughter meant that I lost a lot of time on the weekend. However, I got this accomplished: It’s a good start, and digging down two or three inches into the gumbo they call soil here in the red river valley after a solid day of rain was a huge undertaking. Having said that, the platform is resting on about 3” of quarter-down gravel roughly levelled and packed. ...

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Shop Update #10: Shed update and my first kickback!

05-15-2011 04:24 AM by TheKingInYellow | 6 comments »

The ground is finally drying out and I have started clearing the area for the shed. I need to keep two feet away from the property line, so I’m going to frame out a 10’ x 8’ area with pressure treated 4×4 with rebar stakes to keep everything in place. An inch or two of quarter down gravel levelled inside the frame and then a raised 8’x6’ platform of pressure treated 2×4s with pressure treated decking on top. I’ll put paving stones or something ...

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Cherry platform bed #4: Oil applied, coming down the home stretch

01-03-2011 02:16 AM by TheBarrister | 0 comments »

Three nice coats of Watco Danish oil applied to each piece, being extra careful not to get any on the parts to be glued. Not quite careful enough, because I did get a little oil on one tenon and slightly into two mortises. Hopefully, I ‘ll be able to clean it up well enough with some denatured alcohol and minimal sanding. Here are the two footboard posts, along with two cross pieces for the headboard. I apply the oil with #0000 steel wool, rubbing it in well, then wipe up th...

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Platform Bed #1: Inspiration and Requirements

09-24-2010 05:40 PM by R.A. Ray | 2 comments »

Soon I’ll be delving into the design of my next project, a queen-size platform bed for my wife and myself to share. These first two images are the best examples of the overall look I’ll be going for. I love the low set of these beds coupled with the overhang of the platform. They have a cleanliness of line that lends a lot of elegance to a simple structure and allows the material to be the star. The built-in side tables are a must for achieving this look. We don’t...

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