Hailey Full Bed and scrap dog bed

Submitted by bellcynt on Tue, 03/05/2013 - 18:53

This is the first project that I made using the Kreg Jig. I was a little intimidated at first so with the scraps I had left over after making all my cuts (and a few scraps from other projects) I started with the dog bed so I could get use to making pocket holes etc. That project went great the only modification I made was I skipped the headboard, made the legs lower and the left the molding off one side. It looks great but as you can see in the pic...he still prefers the floor and his pillow.

Making the actual bed I learned so much...#1) Its super important to have straight boards...A few of my boards were warped and it made it a bit difficult to join and required a lot of sanding. The directions were very straight forward and easy to follow the only modification I made was to the headboard which I made only 48 inches high so it wouldn't block the window so much and wouldn't over power the room. Also to attach the headboard tot he bed I used surface mount brackets from Rockler which make the headboard easy to remove and very sturdy.

I love it...had our first guest sleep on it last week and they loved how sturdy and comfortable it was.

Thank you Ana for the great plan and this wonderful site...can't wait to start my next project.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
$150
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
Pine
Finish Used
Rustoleum Dark Walnut and Satin Polyurethane
Recommended Skill Level
Beginner

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