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Kreg Jig Video Project - Jeff Devlin's Twin Bed w/ Built-In Storage

Another great project plan from Kreg and Jeff Devlin. This time Jeff is building a beautiful twin bed for his daughter which features built-in storage. Before you start, be sure to download the cutlist, and let us know what you think of this project in the comments below!

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Excellent videos  covering every point in a very informative and postive way.  Good constrution and sound points that can be applied to every woodworking project.  One of the better if not the best video that has been put together.   I would reccomend this to anyone even if they are not building the same type of project.  Liked his presentation and  no nonsense approach.  Thanks to each one whom had a part in posting this. 

I'm a little bit of a newbie here.  What size drawer sides would anyone recommend for this project..? 18"...?

Nice detail on the videos . can this be modified for full size or Queen size?

Great informative videos.  This guy is a natural.  I was going to say he should have a show on TV but I googled him and  see he already has. 

I wonder if anyone has a simple materials list, rather than having to add all the cut pieces. I am a true raw rookie about these project lists and, if someone has already figured out the complete list, the way we would take it to the lumber company I would appreciate getting it. Thanks to all who want to help.

In a couple of days, I'll be posting a plan for outdoor rocking chairs, which do not have the arches at the bottom.

Anyone interested?

I watched the videos and downloaded the plans.  Question: When you put both storage assemblys together to create your base, you put the 2 pieces of 1 inch thick plywood base backs together creating a 2 inch thick layer of plywood in the center.  To me this seems overkill when it will only be supporting a mattress and child.  Could you possibly use only one plywood backing, building both storage assembly sides off the one board?  Would this create any problems building it this way?

Alfonso, you are right, it does seem like overkill, but ....  one huge base would be almost impossible to move!  I found this out back in high school after finishing my first ever project for my bedroom.

As a result, most big cabinet shops use 1/2 inch panels for sides of cabinets which butt against another cabinet.  For home shops with limited tools and few assembly fixtures, 3/4 inch panels are much easier to use, especially when using our "beloved" pocket screws. 

This will be my first Kreg project, thanks for the words of experienced wood wisdom Rick.  I initially thought it might make it tough to move the staroge assemblies if built as one piece. 

So you suggest that 1/2 plywood, although used by the pros, would present a challenge for use with the pocket screws.  If 3/4 inch panels won't be a challenge, and don't present any other issues, I will consider using this size material instead of the 1 inch thick.  I guess the deciding factor falls on price now.

I've been looking around for downloadable plans here for a bunk bed that I saw long ago, 5/2011 newsletter maybe.  It was an official Kreg project, not a submission, anyone know where this is? 

My kitchen cabinets were built using staples and hot melt glue.  Big cabinet companies mostly care about cost and speed of production.

Pocket screws were developed for 3/4 in thick material.  1/2 inch thick is harder to use for pocket screws.  There is just not enough material, but some say it can be done ...


Alfonso Mora said:

So you suggest that 1/2 plywood, although used by the pros, would present a challenge for use with the pocket screws. 

In the video, he uses a table saw blade height gauge block, he says it is from Kreg, I can't seem to find it anywhere. Does anyone know where I could get this kit? Looks to be very handy.

Rick,

Check out Kregs precision set-up bars/gauges---

very efficient and well worth the investment---

makes setups simple and accurate.

http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=30145&filter=kreg%20gauges

Rick Stevens said:

In the video, he uses a table saw blade height gauge block, he says it is from Kreg, I can't seem to find it anywhere. Does anyone know where I could get this kit? Looks to be very handy.

Here you go, Rick!

http://www.kregtool.com/Precision-Router-Table-Setup-Bars-Prodview....

Rick Stevens said:

In the video, he uses a table saw blade height gauge block, he says it is from Kreg, I can't seem to find it anywhere. Does anyone know where I could get this kit? Looks to be very handy.

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