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Ever consider making a bed? This heirloom-quality bedstead is built to last for generations! It features a slab-style headboard which appears to have cracked down the middle and been rejoined with dovetail-shaped ties. The bed as designed is queen size, but may easily be modified to make it smaller or larger. It is a platform style which incorporates a flexible system of slats to support the mattress and add extra comfort without a box spring. And it features knock-down joinery that makes it easy to disassemble and move. The frame also features dovetailed corners- but don't worry, there is a very simple way to cut this beautiful joinery! In fact, these plans will walk you through everything step-by-step, including showing you how to fix any mistakes and build new skills!
This project is specifically designed to help new woodworkers improve their skills. It's engineered around common board widths found in home centers so it may be built without a table saw to rip boards to width. Every cut can be made with a handheld circular saw and a router. But no matter your skill level, you'll appreciate this sturdy, fully featured storage unit with compartments for all your gear, including a pair of drawers beneath the seat.
These ten picture frames (inspired by an old magazine) have been modified so you can make them with common router bits, using standard 3/4" thick stock. Add some contrasting wood or a little color, and you will be amazed what you can do with a few bits! Take the skills you learn from these frames (and the video below) and make your own designs, as well!
A fair amount of work went into modifying, digitally modeling and diagramming these profiles, so I am charging a few dollars for that effort. I also recommend you watch the free videos below for additional tips.
This idea came from a trip to a home center to buy one of those pedestal drawer units that go beneath front-loading washers and dryers. They cost about $250+ for each machine, and they're little more than poorly designed junk! I knew I could do better! This one is designed for both machines. It has a lot more drawer space than the commercial versions, it's on wheels so it can be moved, and it was carefully engineered to support the tremendous weight on top for years and years to come. Best of all, it'll cost you just a fraction of price of the store bought units! This is a great project for a beginner because it requires only a circular saw and utilizes materials you can buy in a home center.