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Project by Pabs posted 05-07-2019 12:22 PM 2155 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So I finally got this project out of my shop! Turned out to be much more work than anticipated. To be fair I suck at estimating how long something will take me 

Her son needed a new bed and he saw this kind of bed (floating bed) and wanted it. This thing turned out rock solid, the headboard in the back is key to the stability of this beast. Two layers of ¾ Russian birch ply. The weight of if keeps the frame from tipping on its small footing.
The main frame is made of standard 2×6 lumber. I made it into 2 section in order to be able to transport and get up stairs. Both sections are held together with 8 lag bolts , does not move.
The header is also lag bolted to the main frame and to base.
The skirting is ¾” Russian ply.
Finished with wipe on poly (about 6 or 7 coats!)

Last night was the first night that he slept in it, he was pretty stoked!

-- Pabs





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pottz

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#1 posted 05-07-2019 01:42 PM

yeah thats pretty cool with the lights on it really looks to be floating.nice job.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#2 posted 05-07-2019 04:18 PM

I like that, great job

-- Ty

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#3 posted 05-07-2019 05:54 PM

Very cool, that came out great!

-- John D, OP, KS

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#4 posted 05-07-2019 06:08 PM

This is super cool. The reflection in the wood floor really enhances the effect. Nice work!

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#5 posted 05-07-2019 08:11 PM

Great looking bed.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#6 posted 05-07-2019 10:52 PM

Looks cool Pabs... I would have said, ”what a great chick magnet”, if not for the Her son… statement and political correctness, so I wont.


..... made it into 2 section in order to be able to transport and get up stairs. Both sections are held together with 8 lag bolts…..
- Pabs

The last picture makes me contemplate that you used a biscuit joiner (DOH! ain’t I smart)... It was precisely for this type of build I concocted my excuse to purchase a Domino… for their breakdown hardware... they may be expensive but the upgrade (biscuit to Domino) could be hard to regret.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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Pabs

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#7 posted 05-08-2019 12:58 PM



Looks cool Pabs... I would have said, ”what a great chick magnet”, if not for the Her son… statement and political correctness, so I wont.

..... made it into 2 section in order to be able to transport and get up stairs. Both sections are held together with 8 lag bolts…..
- Pabs

The last picture makes me contemplate that you used a biscuit joiner (DOH! ain t I smart)... It was precisely for this type of build I concocted my excuse to purchase a Domino… for their breakdown hardware... they may be expensive but the upgrade (biscuit to Domino) could be hard to regret.

- LittleBlackDuck

Oh man, that Domino kit would have been some sweet!

-- Pabs

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