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Old 08-29-2011, 06:24 PM   #5401
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OK, a little more work on the headboard...here I have a mockup of the plywood and the bottom crosspieces.
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I wasn't sure if I was going to use the little decorative pieces in the middle, but I think it completes the design pretty well.
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Here it is all done except for all the finish that needs to be put on. I will be getting at that right after I have a quick coffee...!
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Here it is all done except for all the finish that needs to be put on. I will be getting at that right after I have a quick coffee...!
At first I could see where you were going with your bed but now I do, it is looking great. Did you get your mattress people straightened out? Have you slept in it yet?
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At first I could see where you were going with your bed but now I do, it is looking great. Did you get your mattress people straightened out? Have you slept in it yet?
Thanks Jim:

Yes, I believe this Thursday the extra pieces of foam will arrive from Vancouver. Can you believe it, a foam store that doesn't even have enough on hand to cut a few strips??? Crazy.

Strips or not, I have been sleeping on it and it's great.

First coat of finish is on the headboard, and as usual it looks a right mess.

By this time tomorrow it should be vastly improved.
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Strips? How will you attach them to the existing foam?

That's going to be a beautiful bed. I like the dark stain on the plywood and the two decorative pieces in the center.

How did you measure for the curve on top of the headboard?
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Strips? How will you attach them to the existing foam?

That's going to be a beautiful bed. I like the dark stain on the plywood and the two decorative pieces in the center.

How did you measure for the curve on top of the headboard?
The foam attaches with a special spray glue. I am assured by the collective wizards at the foam store that once stuck, it is permanent.

For the curve, I just used a piece of cedar as a batten, pulled it to what looked like a fair curve, clamped it to the board, checked measurements at several spots and drew a line. That's about it. A fairly standard process used in boatbuilding.
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Strips? How will you attach them to the existing foam?

That's going to be a beautiful bed. I like the dark stain on the plywood and the two decorative pieces in the center.

How did you measure for the curve on top of the headboard?
Good gravy, you got an eye, I didn't even see the curve until you said something about it.
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Good gravy, you got an eye, I didn't even see the curve until you said something about it.
same here!!

Very nice job sir!
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Knocked another couple of items off the "to-do" list today.

I cleaned out the utility room, that was a joy in itself, moved the water tank in and bolted the water pump on top. Now perhaps I'll have some incentive to get the water hooked up in the house finally.
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Every year we try to clean the house sign and get a fresh coat of varnish on it. Admittedly, the odd year does get missed.

The old wood still weeps pitch every year, even after all these years. So I scrub it with gas to dissolve and remove the pitch, let that dry off, give it a good rub with a rag, and splash a new coat of finish on.

This year it got the Helmsman and doesn't look bad at all. I think another coat tomorrow will be in order.
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This morning the bed received its' final coat of finish, which means another project completed.

Just a few strips of foam and we're good to go.
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The sign looks good. I like the plaque with the eagles on it.

I was just thinking that if you sell this house, the new owners can use this thread as an instruction manual to know when and how to do the upkeep on various things inside and outside.
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That bed looks like a million bucks! You did a beautiful job on it.

It would be interesting to know how much a high-end furniture store would charge for a bed like that. Lots of $$$$$$$.
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The sign looks good. I like the plaque with the eagles on it.

I was just thinking that if you sell this house, the new owners can use this thread as an instruction manual to know when and how to do the upkeep on various things inside and outside.
The missus painted that plaque many years ago - maybe 10 or so. The plywood wasn't much good when she did it, but all things considered it hasn't weathered too badly.

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