This is my first bed project. personal design.

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Project by beginrbldr posted 01-28-2010 07:39 AM 3391 views 23 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project was fun for me because I never built a bed before. I pretty much drew a picture of what it looked like and just took measurements of the mattresses and built what you see here from my head. The hard wood frame work, head board and drawer fronts i built out of knotty alder. This was what my customer requested. The wood stayed natural with a laquer finish.

-- Jeff, Laguna Hills CA

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#1 posted 01-28-2010 07:57 AM

Very nice work. I like the way it’s put together.

-- Don - I wood work if I could. Redmond WA.

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#2 posted 01-28-2010 08:03 AM

that looks good, solid simple design, me likey

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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#3 posted 01-28-2010 02:22 PM

Nice work. I think Alder is a much underrated and underused wood and I’m glad to see that’s what you use here.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 01-28-2010 03:14 PM

Nice job. Pocket screws really take a lot of work out of the joinery aspect.

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#5 posted 01-28-2010 04:53 PM



-- Robin Renee'

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#7 posted 01-28-2010 05:37 PM

I know the pocket screws did take alot out of the joinery aspect but this bed is solid and the owners are very happy with it.

-- Jeff, Laguna Hills CA

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#8 posted 01-28-2010 08:59 PM

Very Nice. Are you going to use a regular mattress or is it for a waterbed?

-- Chris N, Westford, MA - "If you won't eat something from your fridge that turned green...why would you eat something that started out that way?"

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#10 posted 01-29-2010 05:12 AM

ChrisN the customer used a california king matress set. and thank you for everyones compliments.

-- Jeff, Laguna Hills CA

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#11 posted 01-29-2010 06:30 AM

Thanks for all the in-progress pictures. They really help me see what’s going on. I have a similar design I want to use for a bed in an attic I want to refinish and also wanted to do the drawers.

-- Caulk and paint are a poor carpenter's best friends

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#12 posted 01-30-2010 03:13 AM

I really like that bed you made and I showed the pics to my 9yr old son and he wants a bed like that, except probably full size.
Nice job and thanx for the post.

-- Frank, Dallas,TX , , “I have a REALLY BIG chainsaw”

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#13 posted 04-03-2014 12:04 AM

This is a beautiful bed, I hope you don’t mind if I use you design to build one myself.

-- Stan

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