Day bed for my second born.

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Project by CinciNick posted 02-24-2021 05:15 PM 561 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So it was finally time too retire the crib I built for my kids, and move our youngest to a “big boy bed”. After getting an idea on what the wife was looking for, I got to work on some dimensions and a supply list.

Over the next few weeks I pieced this together in my spare time. 3/4 ply was used as the large panels, 1×3 pine for the trim, and 1×4 for the top rail.

I used my Kreg jig to join the frames together, then attached them to the large panels with glue and brad nails. I joined all completed panels with Kreg Jig pocket holes to make any future break downs an easy possibility haha. I finished the work with two coats of minwax stain and poly.

Overall I think it turned out a nice piece, and the youngest definitely approved!

Thanks for taking a look!

-- Nick ~ Indiana/Ohio

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#1 posted 02-24-2021 06:06 PM

Good clean work on a classic furniture piece – should give your son a cozy feeling at night!

-- Bstrom

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#2 posted 02-24-2021 07:22 PM

Nice work.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#3 posted 02-25-2021 12:20 AM

Very nice. And easy to turn into a fort by putting a sheet over the walls. :)

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#4 posted 02-25-2021 09:42 PM

Looks nice. Based on a twin mattress?

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#5 posted 03-03-2021 03:32 PM

Yes, ordered a memory foam mattress of Amazon and built around it basically.

Looks nice. Based on a twin mattress?

- therealSteveN

-- Nick ~ Indiana/Ohio

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