Monthly Archives: September 2013

Platform Bed Installation and Sleep Test

Happy to say the bed went together as planned and after a good nights rest I can say the project was a success!  There’s always a lot of satisfaction for me personally when projects go as planned and the outcome … Continue reading

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Platform Bed, Next Blog and I’ll be in It!

Now that it’s almost all said and done this project went together pretty quickly!  It was last Saturday that we purchased the mattress and Monday when I purchased the Poplar and Maple (shop grade) plywood to make it.  I guess … Continue reading

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Platform Bed Progress

End of the day and this is what I have to show for it!  These will be the insides of the platform so there was no need to add the panels — just the frame for strength.  In my teaching … Continue reading

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New Project: Platform Bed

In my last blog I lamented a bit that I pretty much had my fill of cutting the dovetails to make the 5 new boxes.  Add some problems with the Spalted Maple grain structure, turning a clamp the wrong way … Continue reading

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Hand Cut Dovetails — Part 2

In my last blog I was working on the sliding lid boxes which are almost completed.  All that remains is the shellac finish, lining the bottoms, and adding dividers for some that will be marketed as remote control storage boxes. … Continue reading

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Hand Cut Dovetails — Mass Produced?

One down and seven corners to go for this first run of these dovetailed, sliding lid boxes.  The Lore of the Dovetail is one that has always interested me.  Obviously I’m not alone in that since I’ve had numerous students … Continue reading

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