Thursday, May 06, 2010

The bed



So this is it...unpainted. I used a 1/2 inch plywood for the base, framed it's underside in 2x4s and finished it's exterior with 1x8s. I used 5 inch industrial casters. After some dawdling I started the bed at around 8:30 pm and finished it about midnight. I'm embarassed to say that it took much longer than it should have. A few of my 2x4s were 1/8 off which is a whole lot in carpentry. Lesson learned: Don't precut wood. Cut it as you go instead to account for warps and imperfections. Because I hate doing shoddy work I found this quite frustrating. I used paint sticks as shims. Fortunately I was already planning on painting the bed when I was finished. Therefore, out came my favorite can. Water putty saved the day.

4 comments:

tonny said...

wow!!!! i am always so impressed with your do-it-yourself creativity. how do you do it?

M & M said...

I want to see the finished product!!!

Jenny said...

i want to see the finished product, too! and what in the world is water putty???

WigintonFamily said...

Anna - you are da man! I'd love to see the finished product complete with a kid sleeping in it.