Saturday, October 13, 2012

New Hobby

 
A month ago Caleb showed me some plans for a twin sized bed he was thinking of making.  I didn't really like the plans but liked the idea of building beds.  So I searched online for some plans and found tons that I not only liked but thought I could build myself.  So began my new hobby.  Jude and Silas have been in bunk beds since forever.  Silas was tired of being on the top bunk (he has learned that heat rises) and Jude is too unpredictable at night to be a top bunker. We separated their bunks and I have hated their room ever since.  The beds were made to be separated but they're not the same size or height and it drove me crazy!  So I borrowed Caleb's pickup, headed to the lumber store, watched a few tutorials and jumped into their room makeover.  All of these plans come from www.ana-white.com
I made them each a beside book shelf.
 
 

These are their platform beds with headboards.  They are designed after the Pottery Barn Teen Fillmore Platform bed seen HERE
It has made it so easy for the boys to do a good job of making their own beds.
Silas made his bed all by himself for this photo.  He is loving storing all his little treasures on the bedside shelf.

Once I had the beds in place I decided they needed a nightstand as well.  So I took some measurements and adjusted a plan from Ana White's website to fit our needs.

Then of course I had to make a matching cubby/bookshelf.  This is made from the same plan as the nightstand only adjusted to fit between their closets.  I invested in a couple of specialty tools that  helped me finish this out so nicely.  My joints are all secured with pocket hole screws (thanks to my new Kreg pocket hole jig) and the shelves are all adjustable (thanks to my new Kreg shelf pin jig). These are not the only things I've made this month.  I built a couple more fun things that I'm waiting until  I have a few specific things on them to photograph and post.  My problem now is that I'm obsessed and want to build/replace nearly all the furniture in our house!


10 comments:

Angela said...

WHAT??? You are AMAZING!! I am so in awe of you, that you could take some ideas and make something like this on your own! They are so cool and what a great thing to be able to do something like this for your kids! Not many kids can say that their mom made their bedroom set! :) You rock Tami!

Johnna Jayne said...

Goodbye particle board!!! That is awesome. How great to have furniture that is what you want and fits perfectly.

Sylvia said...

Holy Canoli!!! You are amazing!!! Still in awe...You may have to do a RS class for us. I am a big chicken when it comes to table saws. Nicely done. Their room looks terrific. {And what a mom!}

KrisJ said...

Uhh holy crap lady!! Those are seriously amazing!! You have been a busy girl!

Daniel and Sheena said...

I love the beds! You did an awesome job. My house drives me crazy because there are a thousand things I want to do to it. Someday. You are amazing!

Hailey Wilce-Snider said...

I LOVE these platform beds. I've spent a good amount of time trying to see if anyone has dimensions for a full-size bed. My son sleeps sideways, I figured a full/double bed would be best. If you happen to know or have suggestions on how to make them a full please feel free to let me know - I desperately want to make him a new bed. Thanks!!! - Hailey

Hailey Wilce-Snider said...

I LOVE these platform beds. I've spent a good amount of time trying to see if anyone has dimensions for a full-size bed. My son sleeps sideways, I figured a full/double bed would be best. If you happen to know or have suggestions on how to make them a full please feel free to let me know - I desperately want to make him a new bed. Thanks!!! - Hailey

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ชื่อที่แสดง said...

Goodbye particle board!!! That is awesome. How great to have furniture that is what you want and fits perfectly.


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