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    Grand daughters new bed

    Just finished up Josephine's big girl bed. She saw some pictures of beds and liked this design. Kind of a shortened up pencil post.

    Made from cherry. Finish is 2 coats Danish oil and 3 coats wipe on poly.

    Josie and her mom & dad will be here to pick it up on Thursday and stay for dinner

    Another happy customer

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    Faith, Hope & Charity

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    Nice work Bob. How did you attach the rails to the head/foot boards? I assume there are cross slats for the support of the box spring/mattress?
    Darren

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    A beautiful cherry big girl bed made by Grandpa just in time for Christmas. I'd say that was a winning combination.

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    Great looking bed Bob, Granddaughter will be very happy I am sure.
    I'm supposed to respect my elders, but its getting harder and harder for me to find one now.

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    THAT is sweet Bob your granddaughter will cherish that for sure

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    Excellent, Bob! Very nice design and execution. Josephine and a good eye and grandpa!!!
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    http://www.rockler.com/heavy-duty-wr...ck-select-size

    I used these Darren. I've used them on most of the beds I've made.

    Good catch on the slats. Thanks for reminding me I forgot all about them

    I'll cut up some 1x4 pine for them tomorrow.
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    That's an instant heirloom. Classic design.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Calver View Post
    A beautiful cherry big girl bed made by Grandpa just in time for Christmas. I'd say that was a winning combination.
    Ted stole my post Just what i was going to say.

    Another idea i have used succesfully is just a cut a piece of chipboard to size and have that go along. Not as convenient as slats to move but supports a mattress well.

    Really like the posts Bob nice job, and who can complain about cherry.

    Why not have a go carving her name in the headboard for a little branding touch.
    cheers

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    Very cool, no doubt it will have special meaning to Josie.

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