Beadboard Headboard and Footboard

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Submitted by M R Fixit on Thu, 10/02/2014 - 17:21

This project took a lot longer than anticipated. I had the entire bed built when it somehow fell over on its own and broke into pieces. It was at that moment that I decided when I rebuilt the bed that I would not use MDF. I used 3/4 ply for the back and I ripped a 1x8 for the top of the head board and foot board. I also used 3/4" half round to cover my semi noticeable saw marks from ripping the board. I didn't have a metal gram for the bed so I made rails out of 2x8"s and ripped a 2x4 in half to make the ledge for the slats. For this bed I placed 3/4 sheeting down instead of slats and set the mattress on that. I also had to fill in the holes from the crown with triangular fillers for the foot board since it would be seen.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
I had to build it twice so about $450
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
Ply fir and pine
Finish Used
White high gloss paint
Recommended Skill Level

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