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Loft Bed
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Ok, just to let you know. I don't know one end of a bit of wood to the other !I need to build a loft bed for my 14yr old daughter for her new small room.would 30X70mm be large enough to make it out…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Scott Denny Mar 27.

Computer bench draws
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Hi there I'm a complete newbie to wood working.I would like to build a set of draws for my computer desk, was looking at  …Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Don Foley Oct 18, 2016.


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DIY Outdoor Lounge Chair Plans

"AS I'm a complete newbie to wood working with the skills of a skunk. Do you have any plans for the chairs"
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"Don’t know metrics but look at She has free plans for a few different styles."
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Bunk Beds

"got any plans what size timber did you use I'm looking into making a loft bed"
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Loft Bed

Ok, just to let you know. I don't know one end of a bit of wood to the other !I need to build a loft bed for my 14yr old daughter for her new small room.would 30X70mm be large enough to make it out ofThanks for any inputPS anyone got any plansSee More
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At 8:37pm on November 14, 2016, Zac Taubman said…

BTW, I doubled up on the four corners. I ripped two 1-1/2" pieces of poplar and glued them together. That would have made them 1-1/2" square corners. Here is a Front Side Piece Glue-Uppic of the glue-up of the corners.

At 8:22pm on November 14, 2016, Zac Taubman said…

Hi Chris,

So sorry that I haven't been able to get back to you and answer your question. I was too busy painting the exterior of my home. It took me two months! I'm now working on one of my bathrooms.

At any rate, I used 3/4" poplar for everything except for the three walls of the drawers. I used 3/4" pine for that. For the drawer bottoms, I used some kind of smooth plywood, but it wasn't plywood. It sold in 4x8 sheets, and it was 1/8" to 3/16s" thick. I would never use 1/4" regular plywood for the drawer bottoms. Too thick for me. I also used wooden drawer slides from Lee Valley Tools at $5.80 per.  

I hope that helps! If you have any more questions, just contact me.



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