Cherry Trundle Bed

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Project by pintodeluxe posted 11-04-2013 08:31 AM 6215 views 31 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My son needed a new twin sized bed, so we decided to build him a cherry trundle frame. It became a father and son project, and my wife helped a great deal as well. The headboard and footboard feature gently curved stiles, and solid cherry panel construction. A pair of xenon pucks offer just enough light for some evening reading, with a rocker switch mounted conveniently in the headboard. The trundle pulls out easily on 36” ball bearing slides, and six fixed casters offer additional support. The trundle box is built from poplar with dovetail construction. The trundle face panel looks like two drawers, and features hammered pulls. The bed accommodates two standard twin size mattresses. Through tenon details, and some walnut cross pegs complete the look.
My construction blog offers some additional information here…

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#1 posted 11-04-2013 10:14 AM

Wow! -Very nice! Love all the detail work – What a great family project! – your family will have this for generations…


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#2 posted 11-04-2013 11:26 AM

This has been fun to watch being built. The Cherry gives it a surreal, calm look.

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#3 posted 11-04-2013 01:35 PM

You’ve done this very nicely and it’s a great way to get extra storage. It’s a very practical piece.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#4 posted 11-04-2013 01:38 PM

Not only are your design and construction outstanding, but your staining and finishing techniques are magnificent. Congratulations on the conclusion of a family project that is certain to become a family heirloom.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#6 posted 11-04-2013 04:00 PM

Another first class project! Great blog as well. The lighting is a nice touch.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#7 posted 11-04-2013 04:27 PM

Thanks for all the nice comments. My son loves his new bed. I think his favorite things are the little headboard shelf, and the light.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#8 posted 11-04-2013 05:09 PM


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#9 posted 11-04-2013 05:23 PM

The lights are a nice touch. Beautiful bed. I’ll have to check out the blog.

-- Marty, Ohio

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#10 posted 11-04-2013 05:56 PM

Excellent craftsmanship displayed here !....Love the color choice ! Well done !

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#11 posted 11-04-2013 06:42 PM

Beautiful design with plenty of interesting accents and design details. I really like this bed.

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#12 posted 11-04-2013 09:00 PM

Very nice work Pinto. Great job. Love the light detail.

-- Paul, Duvall, WA

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#13 posted 11-04-2013 09:36 PM

That’s a lot of great imagination and excellent craftsmanship! Great build! Nice wood.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#14 posted 11-05-2013 12:51 AM

Tres magnifique!

-- Art

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#15 posted 11-05-2013 01:05 AM

Very Nice Project and Well Done! Thanks For Posting.

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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