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It is a work in progress, but the bed is coming along nicely. I think I will finish tomorrow. My daughter said she will paint/glaze/distress it. Blondie is getting excited.

Now before you mortise and tenon guys get your feathers ruffled, this is not my idea. I am building it just like it shows in the plans. It should be just fine.

With all of the rain we are having, I am not sure when I will get to deliver it. I hope to take it to them Sunday, but there is an 80 percent chance of rain all weekend. I can't start the headboard until I get the bed out of the way. I need a bigger work area.

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yup...
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Mike, it seems you never stop. Going all the time. More power to you! A nice job with the bed.
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Mike, it seems you never stop. Going all the time. More power to you! A nice job with the bed.
Thanks. I guess I am trying to make hay while the sun shines. I'm not getting any younger so it's onward and upward!

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Done!

This was an easy project. Note that I modified the center support boards from the plan by adding feet to them. That should help protect the carpet. I put a straight edge across and everything seems to be at the same height. And it fit perfectly inside our Chevy Traverse. Let it rain!

Next week I will work on the headboard. I had a few boards left over so I am thinking about edge gluing several together to keep them out of the scrap pile.

Edit: Per the plans, I ripped off the rounded edge on all of the 2x material on the top side. Then during sanding, I knocked off the sharp edge with the sander just enough to make a smooth looking board.

I think Susie plans to paint/glaze the frame. Regardless, before assembly, I sanded everything that shows with 80/120 grit sand paper with the ROS. Then I wiped all the boards down with a wet rag, and we took off to run errands. When I got back, I sanded everything again with 320 grit on the ROS. Those 2x4's are as smooth as a baby's bounkus!
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Very nice, your granddaughter is a lucky young lady.
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