Monday, January 4, 2016

New Bed

Final Product.
Cost for parts:

1 - 1/2 inch 4x8 sheet MDF: $50
5 - 2x6x8': $16
1 - 4x4x8: $9
3 - 2x4x6': $5
4 - 2x4x8': $9
8 - 2x4 Joist Hanger: $6

Hardware: $9 (screws, bolts, nuts, washers)

Total: ~ $104

I also had to buy and long drill bit (5/16") for $5.

I started with a design I sketched out on paper, a simple design that fit the size of our new bed.  I ended up with what my wife calls a "chunky" design, but that she likes.

The design is based around 4x4 legs, with 2x4 and 2x6 "ledges" for the frame to rest on, that makes it easier to bolt the legs on since you don't have to hold them up as well.  Giving it considerable girth.

The legs were glued and clamped, so that they don't have screw holes.
Leg Pieces.

Frame built in garage.
 It breaks apart as well so we could get it up the stairs, then it is held together with 16 bolts.

Maddie putting it together.

Kids having fun under it.