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Friday, April 13, 2007


Thank G-d for Jewish holidays. Passover passed over and I scored four days off over the last two weeks. The upshot was that I was able to finish building us a homemade bed. Our Ikea one just plain sucked. It was structurally unsound. Our new bed seems pretty solid, doesn't squeak or wobble a bit, and might even look nice if I finish sanding and staining it. It does weigh about 200 lbs though. The hardest part was doing all this without a woodshop, or even a garage. I had to use the dining room as a staging area, the table for a sawhorse, and get by using just a handsaw and a cordless drill. Big thanks to Doug for the hardwood flooring scraps, and for precutting them to 60" long! Cutting through that hard-as-nails Brazilian Cherry would have worn out my pull saw.

This view of the foot of the bed shows the basic layer design: 2x12's propping up 2x4's propping up hardwood flooring scraps propping up the mattress.

In this side view, you can see how two storage containers fit below.

Lupe seemed to approve, though I have nightmares of the bed collapsing while she's sneaking around underneath it.

Throw a blanket over it and it looks just like a real bed!



At 4/13/2007 08:20:00 PM, Blogger Yojimbo_5 said...


When you make the bed, you really MAKE the bed!

At 4/14/2007 02:45:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

When G-d finally unleashes those floods he's been hinting at, we might need someone to build an ark. hint hint.


At 4/14/2007 10:42:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very nice work. What's next, perhaps a custom dining room table?



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