Making of a cinderella carriage bed

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Blog series by grosa updated 03-10-2013 02:27 PM 9 parts 58694 reads 46 comments total

Part 1: Wagon wheels

02-03-2013 02:24 PM by grosa | 16 comments »

This is what the completed bed will look like. These are the spokes for the 48” back wheels. This is the rim for the front wheels. These are the front wheels. Front and back wheels. The radius at the bottom of the spokes was cut on the table saw by locking down the miter gauge and pushing the wood into the blade from the side and it was done in 4 passes. We used an 8” dado blade. This is the back of the wheel where the axle will go into Ne...

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Part 2: More pic's

02-05-2013 10:40 AM by grosa | 3 comments »

Here is the bed surround made from Styrofoam .

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Part 3: Turning the axels

02-09-2013 04:23 AM by grosa | 5 comments »

Here is my 42” lath with a 42” extension bed set up with 2 48” Vaga duplicators. It is very difficult to set them up perfectly straight. It took 2 hours to set up. Because there were 2 duplicators there was a section in the middle where we could not get with the first set up. The turning blank was 4 1/2” x 4 1/2” x 87 3/4” long. Finished size was 3 15/16” in diameter.We clipped the corners.A close up of the center.Second set up cleaning up ...

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Part 4: Making the frame

02-09-2013 04:53 AM by grosa | 6 comments »

This is the template we used.The frame is 3 pcs. of 3/4” ash glued together. We cut out the center piece first then glue on an out side layer.Can never have enough clamps.This is what it will look like. Now we cut that last layer on the inverted pin router.This is what it looks like after all three layers are cut.Here is one out of two frames cut with the axles inserted.Here are the steps for the bed.Next we cut the other frame and sand it all up.

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Part 5: Finishing the frame and dry fit.

02-10-2013 01:01 AM by grosa | 3 comments »

Ron sanding the frame. Bill jumped in to help sand the frame.The frame has 1/2” round over inside and out except for where the axles go.More sanding.And… more sanding.And… more sanding. I hate sanding. A dry fit to see how it all looks together.We already sent the wheels to the painters shop.Wish we had the wheels here.The axles have a 1/16” gap all the way around the support to allow for expansion and contraction.It’s late Saturday night and there in one more ...

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Part 6: First mock up of the bed

02-12-2013 10:38 AM by grosa | 4 comments »

This is the first mock up. Now we measure for all the cross pieces on the frame and the seat as well as the trunk in the back. Get them all made and installed and take the final pictures.

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Part 7: More pictures of the mock up.

02-13-2013 12:57 AM by grosa | 3 comments »

Taking final measurements before cutting the axles Fitting the trunk in the back. Axles cut and fitted. The bed surround is not that heavy, two people can lift and move it. front view. We started to make the front seat. The next set of pictured will be the finished project. .

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Part 8: Last part for the bed, front bench

02-15-2013 10:47 AM by grosa | 1 comment »

This bench is 29 13/16” wide, same with as the back trunkThis gives us the same spacing on the top front and back.The frame will be screwed into the axles at the same spacing.Now we are just waiting for the interior fabric and the custom mattress to be finished.

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Part 9: The finished project.

03-10-2013 02:27 PM by grosa | 5 comments »

We all enjoyed making this custom bed but, I am glad it is finished. I have posted it as a finished project. I hope you all enjoyed the process in making this. If you guy’s and gal’s have any questions on this project please, feel free to ask.

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