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post #1 of 36 Old 10-31-2017, 06:28 PM Thread Starter
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Bed for a granddaughter

My youngest granddaughter is four. She has outgrown the crib, even its later iteration as a day bed. So I'm going to build her a twin size trundle bed with drawers based on this one. Instead of the slats it'll have raised panels in the head and toe boards and maybe a bookcase above the headboard.*I've started by rummaging through the piles to get some* pews out.
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Ripped up and glued some pew seats to make the 1.5x4 posts and cross pieces of the head & toe boards. The short ones are muntins for the upper panels. Her name is Willow so that why they look like that. Also ripped up all sorts of remnants to make the panels. Tedious but they're getting used.
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got my curiosity. i was considering a trundle bed in my spare bedroom/office curious to see this come together.

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Great new project and another excellent use of those pews!

If you don't have time to do it right the first time, when will you have time to do it over?
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The bundle of sticks is gradually being turned into panels.
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This is the headframe. The plan calls for through mortises. wouldn't it be neater if they were blind, I think that is the term for partial depth.
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This is the headframe. The plan calls for through mortises. wouldn't it be neater if they were blind, I think that is the term for partial depth.


Looks like a good excuse to buy a Festool Domino.
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Drilled some round holes, then some square ones. Footboard frame coming together. Have to groove for the muntins and the panels.
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Grooved the frame pieces to receive the raised panels. Removed the dado and got ready to work on the panels. Sho'nuff, I forgot to groove the muntins.
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Head & toe board dry assembled.
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Working on the trundle. Cutting holes for the drawers.
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Now that the muntins are back home with their monograms, I assembled the head and footboards.
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That's looking real nice

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It seems you have dropped the idea of a trundlebed with a 2nd mattress and now making a bed with drawer storage below the mattress. Am I correct? Or am I seeing it wrong?

If you don't have time to do it right the first time, when will you have time to do it over?
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It seems you have dropped the idea of a trundlebed with a 2nd mattress and now making a bed with drawer storage below the mattress. Am I correct? Or am I seeing it wrong?
No, go to the photo in the first post. The drawers are below the mattress in the trundle.

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Its coming along great!
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It is starting to look like a bed.
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Working on the drawer boxes.
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Drawers are mounted and their fronts are taking shape.
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Drawer fronts installed.
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