Last week I built this bed for my son. It's not very fancy, but it's very sturdy and is a big space-saver, which is very welcome in a Dutch house where space is always in short supply.
This is the first time I ever worked with solid lumber (pine/fir) in such a way; gluing up boards to make bigger pieces. The boards where not very flat or straight, which was a challenge sometimes, but it worked out well in the end. I used the router to route a V-groove on the seams after glue-up, this hides most imperfections quite well.
For the ladder I decided to try and make dovetails. Very challenging but turned out well. Pretty proud of this, as this too was a first time. Gotta love tools that allow you to make something just as you envisioned them.
And most important: I built it together with my father, so it was some quality tie well spent. And my son likes his new bed very much.
The next step is to build a rolling desk and a small closet under the bed, that will happen later this year.
- cheapo biscuit joiner
- Makita belt sander