Pine Bed for Quinn

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Project by Greg Sherman posted 07-07-2019 01:33 PM 485 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey Lumberjocks,
A request from my daughter – the oldest needs her first big bed. Pretty simple and not a Fine Woodworking cover project, but nonetheless. I bought 10 each, 1” x 12” x 12’ and cut everything to rough size and then began to laminate the four legs, the foot rail, the head rail and the side rails to the rough thickness. I then planed all the pieces to final dimension. I then tapered the bottom of the legs 7 degrees. Assembly was pretty straight foreword- pocket screws and Titebond 2. The requirement was to have the top of the mattress 20” inch off the floor – no higher, so that set the assembly sequence. The mattress has one inch of clearance on each side front and back, side to side and that seems to be working. Not pictured are side safety rails that match the design.
Thanks for checking out the Pine bed for Quinn.

-- Greg, Brentwood CA

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#1 posted 07-07-2019 02:23 PM

That’s an attractive, sturdy end product, proof that we don’t always need to use the most expensive materials to serve a need.

One constructive suggestion: to accommodate moving/disassembly, it might have been better to use bed hardware to attach the side rails to the headboard and footboard rather than pocket screws. Just a thought.

She looks very pleased. That’s the main thing.

-- "As are the things we make, so are we ourselves." - Lin Yutang

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#2 posted 07-08-2019 07:29 AM

Great Bed,
And rewarding to build such a needed piece of furniture.
Great job

-- Hand Skills provide freedom.

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#3 posted 07-08-2019 08:39 PM

Well most important with woodwork: “is the customer happy?” Why yes, yes she is judging by the reaction!

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