Storage bed with lifting top

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Project by grovemadman posted 10-25-2020 03:31 PM 623 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this for my friend and boss. The kit is from Selby hardware. The box is made from Baltic birch and trimmed out with common board. This finish is antique white milk paint from General Finishes. Pretty simple box to make with basic cabinetry skills using pocket hole joinery. The trim is just nailed in place. The corner joints are glued and screwed for strength. The trim is not glued so it can be removed if service to the hinges are ever needed. The hinge mechanisms are fastened using tee nuts. I would have liked to use better materials and trim out the panels with a cove molding or something comparable but the boss didn’t want to break the bank. It is going to a vacation home where it will be used not too often.

-- "It is the job of the woodworker to hide his mistakes and keep a tight set of lips about them!"--Chuck

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James E McIntyre

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#1 posted 10-25-2020 08:02 PM

Great idea for a bed. I Hope your boss puts a comfortable mattress on it.
Looks like your storing something in it already. Lol
Head board?

-- James E McIntyre

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#2 posted 10-25-2020 08:11 PM

Yeah James, I need a place to keep all my woodworking tools without having to put them away each day. We are a working glass shop. I’ll post some update pics when he gets a mattress on it. I have one more to make for him and possibly two more for his house here in town. I’d like to make one out of walnut but the sticker shock at the lumber yard the other day had him paralyzed! lol

-- "It is the job of the woodworker to hide his mistakes and keep a tight set of lips about them!"--Chuck

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#3 posted 11-25-2020 11:16 PM

Good one

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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