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Tagged With: bedroom

The Back “X” and Top Bunk Safety Rails

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series X-Men Bunk Bed

In the last few weeks since my latest post, I’ve made significant progress on the bed. I applied the finish to the poplar parts and glued up the head and foot ends of the bed. At this point I was able to test-assemble the bed and give the kids a chance to take it for … Continue reading »

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Test Assembly and Finishing the Ends

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series X-Men Bunk Bed

Over the last couple weeks I’ve completed the construction of the side and end rails and cut the slats for supporting the mattresses. I also settled on somewhat novel connection hardware for the rails. Woodcraft sells a very inexpensive bed rail set bracket set that are nonetheless very sturdy and heavy duty. I’ve augmented the connection … Continue reading »

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Assembling the Circle-X Panels

This entry is part 3 of 6 in the series X-Men Bunk Bed

Fits and Starts The last couple weeks have been crowded with both personal and professional activities. I’ve had to work in found time, an hour here, an hour there. My next task was to fit the upper and lower bouts of the “X”s with their panels. Finishing the Wedges The pie wedges are cut from … Continue reading »

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A Bunk Bed for My Superheroes

This entry is part 1 of 6 in the series X-Men Bunk Bed

UPDATE Based on some excellent feedback, I’ve made some changes to the design. The front rail was a bit troublesome from both a design and stability perspective. I’ve replaced it with 1-1/4″ tube steel posts extending from the head and foot of the top bunk, with angles that mimic the back “X”.   UPDATED DESIGN … Continue reading »

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Photosynthing the “Room at Pooh Corner”

Though it’s apparently been public for around a year now, I’ve only just discovered Microsoft’s Photosynth.net. I really wanted to create one of my workshop — but alas, I’ve been too busy with family stuff this summer to clean up after my last project. So, rather than create a synth of a messy shop, I … Continue reading »

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Circus-themed Baby’s Room

This entry is part 5 of 8 in the series Boy's Cherry and Walnut Dresser

With the days of (relative) sanity in our home rapidly coming to an end — the impending birth of our third child — I was eager to finish his bedroom. For our first child, I pulled out all the stops. With no children in the home, time was a commodity we had in spades. When … Continue reading »

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