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    DANG! I can not believe this.

    Got the bed finished and moved it in place. Had a little final fitting of the slats and center support. Got my wife to help me go ahead and put the mattress in place for a quick test fit. Houston we have a problem!

    It seems we misjudged just how much extra space we needed around the mattress for the sheets and comforters. In other words the dang bed is just too big! While shortening the rails is simple and not a big surprise. The headboard and foot board is to stinking wide too. That is not going to be so easy to fix but it can be fixed.

    Yes, I am pretty darn disgusted about now. What aggravates me most is the bed is the exact size we decided on.

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    That stinks. I feel for you. Can't say that never happened to me.
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    jeff, instead of changing the outside dimentions thicken all the framing members to the inside.......box the side rails and add fill to the head-n-footboards......it`ll strengthen the whole assembly and not distract from the look you achieved......tod
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Horton View Post
    ...What aggravates me most is the bed is the exact size we decided on.
    Well, you may have built it wrong, but you built it exactly wrong.

    I think Tod may be onto something with the thickening idea.
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    Thank Tod, but you don't understand. We REALLY missed it!

    I made the rails a long because they were easy to shorten. I expected that. We were not sure how much space to leave for stuffing the comforter between the head and foot boards. Thats the easy part, cut them off and chop two mortises for the hardware.

    The real problem is the width. I have no idea where we came up with what we did for the width but there is 3" between the mattress and the rails on each side!! It has to be cut down, no way around it. I hope I can salvage the posts and not have to make new ones. But I am not holding my breath.

    I have the day off (read no paying jobs) so I am going to shop and see what I can do.

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    Jeff, far be it from me to presume that I can speak for Tod but I believe he's referring to making something similiar to a box beam for rails instead of just a single thickness member the rail.

    You take your rail and add a top, bottom and another side to it to make a box or a square tube, thus making it thicker, adding 3" to each side.

    I'm sure that you will get a better explanation but I wanted to try to explain quickly before you do anything drastic.

    Maybe someone can do a quick drawing to explain better.
    Thanks, Mark.

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    Actually, I believe that you want a full inch on either side of a mattress for bedding. So really, you have 2" on each side to fill in. And Mark + Tod's idea sounds plausible.

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    This is not a mistake -- it is a design opportunity! I'm with Tod. How 'bout a stepped rail? What is the difference between an ordeal and an adventure?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam Blasco View Post
    What is the difference between an ordeal and an adventure?

    Attitude.

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    I should have taken photos of this so you could see how bad it looked. But I was way to disgusted. Trust me it was bad! I just came up from the Lab to run to the Borg. I have the footboard almost ready to glue back up. I used my circular saw to cut down the headboard to size. Then I ran the posts through the bandsaw and I was able to cut off the remaining piece of headboard. Some scraping the glue off. Then hand planed it down flat again and some sanding these two are ready to install.

    For the new guys here is the the thread on the bed so you can see what I had.



    Going to glue this up and see if I can't get the head board done. Once that is dry enough I can glue it up too. I don't have enough bar clamps long enough to do both at once.

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