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Sparky01/11/2009 20:23:56
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About time too!!
I bet the little one now wants a double hes waited so long!
Looking good mate

certainly going to last.
Well done so far and looking forward to the rest.
Oddjob01/11/2009 20:45:43
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The mattress looks a bit firm to me! 
I like the doors in the background - did you make those too?
Sparky01/11/2009 20:49:23
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Plus tiling, decorating, kitchen units and photography!
Doug01/11/2009 21:20:46
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Thanks lads.
It certainly has taken a while, but other things have taken priority, at least it will be finished for Xmas, or so i`ve been told  . Glad Mr G isn`t about else i`d really get some stick!!!
The doors are shop bought , though it`s all my handy work, keeps me off the streets.
Best wishes.
Derek Lane01/11/2009 21:55:41
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Nice bed Baz. What are you going to use to hold the mattress up slates or some another method
Doug01/11/2009 22:07:55
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Thanks Derek,
Eventually there will be a 1 1/2"  runner  along the long sides, Swmbo has bought a set of plywood slates that are tensioned into a bowed shape that give as weight is applied.
Hopefully it won`t be long till i can post a pic of this, today was just a dry fit to make sure everything fitted & pulled up nicely.
Ralph Harvey02/11/2009 00:41:46
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Very nice Baz
Nice design, what is it made of ? Ash ?
The bottom leg design looks unusual, are the legs set back from the corners, ? or is that just a support ?
Look forward to the finished piece.
Ron Davis02/11/2009 14:54:40
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I hate to be picky but wont slates be as hard as the tiles? I have slats on the spare bed
Doug02/11/2009 19:24:41
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Thanks Ralph,
It is Ash,  the legs are set back so the end of the bed can fit over the slope of the stair bulk head.
I look forward to seeing it finished too .
Ron the slats bow up wards, so in effect are sprung. I know what you mean about flat wooden slats as i`ve had the dis-pleasure of sleeping on that type of bed. 

Edited By baz on 02/11/2009 19:26:11

Delete03/11/2009 22:29:49
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I must say I like a firm bed. The one I use has metal slats...Great
Dave Atkinson04/11/2009 13:40:42
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Nice work Baz

Glad to see you;re keeing busy

Cheers Dave
Doug04/11/2009 13:47:34
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Cheers Dave.
Never enough hours in the day, my friend.
George Arnold04/11/2009 14:41:36
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 Nice bed well made, you made the bed and you might have to lie on it when in the dog house, so make sure it is comfortable.
Doug05/11/2009 18:23:22
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Cheers George,
It`s not whether or not i`m in the sh..( trouble), it`s just the depth that varies.
When it gets too bad i retreat to the workshop.
Doug29/11/2009 15:40:44
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Just thought i`d up date this thread.
I`ve finally finished the bed!!!!!! The last few jobs included making a frame for the slats, which included a middle brace dovetailed at each end to prevent the bed sides spreading, hand cut which i hadn`t done for a long while.

  Next came fitting it all together which as the room & door way are rather small, wasn`t the easiest.



 The middle of the last  3 photos shows the bulkhead & the reason for making the bed, the last one shows it complete bar the slats & covers for the bolts that hold the bed together.
At this point it had 1 coat of acrylic sanding sealer, 3 coats of acrylic lacquer & was finished with a coat of wax applied with wire wool.
Finally complete.

I`m told we now need a dining room table .

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