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Blog series by mikega updated 04-08-2008 10:52 PM 4 parts 25817 reads 30 comments total

Part 1: Making a Pencil Post bed part-1

02-07-2008 09:19 PM by mikega | 11 comments »

Last year about this time my son (Sean) told me that he was looking for a Pencil Post bed. Well after finding out how much they cost his next question to me was “Do you think you could make me one Dad?” I told him I would have to see if I could find any information on how to make one. I went to the Internet and typed in “How to make a Pencil Post Bed” One of the hits I got was 3 Youtube video’s on just making the rails for the bed.They were done by a guy I ne...

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Part 2: Pencil post bed part-2

02-20-2008 10:20 PM by mikega | 5 comments »

Well the bed rails are all cleaned up and ready to cut to final size. I remembered from the DVD that Charles said to leave an extra inch in the length and width so that it is easier to tuck in the bed sheets. This means that I want 61×81 inches from rail to rail. Up to this point I always checked the DVD before I moved onto the next step but for some dumb reason I figured I could figure this one out. All I had to due was subtract the distance from the end of the mortise to the end ...

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Part 3: Pencil post bed part-3

03-06-2008 06:01 PM by mikega | 6 comments »

This is the third part of my series on making a Pencil Post bed that I am doing from the DVD that I got from Charles Neil at: www.antiquesbuiltdaily.com. I am now in the the not so exciting part of this project which is the sanding, sanding and sanding. There really is not much to say about the sanding but I would like to share something that I learned from Charles on my first trip to his shop in New Market VA that has really helped to improve the sanding on my projects. He showed me how t...

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Part 4: Pencil Post bed part 4 FINISHED

04-08-2008 10:52 PM by mikega | 8 comments »

In my last blog I mentioned that I would be traveling back down to Charles Neil’s shop in New Market VA .to put the finish on my bed. When I arrived there I saw a police car sitting in front of the shop. Charles greeted me and told me that they had a break in that night. After some investigating they found a trail of some items from the shop leading right to the backdoor of the house next door. A drill was found in the basement and a phone charger was found in one of the bedrooms. ...

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