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No I did not use hardware store standard lumber for this project. I purchased several oversize planks that were cut from slabs from a mill that specializes in milling whole trees and selling large slabs cut from the tree. The slabs I had milled and used for this are around 3-4" thick. You can however make something similar using hardware store lumber. Check out GurubandhuK's comments below for details of how that might work.
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Allan, Thanks for the information..I did think about the seam I may sand it a bit to hide it or maybe put a 1 x 2 on the seam. Thanks.
It looks like you used 2 x 12s on the sides and 2 x 10s on the ends. Did you use 2 x 12s for the legs? Thanks.
Dimensions of the bed are the size of a QS Mattress size +12 inches on the width and +6 inches on the length. Mattress is QS but if you want to make for a King just adjust appropriately. Note that I was constricted on the length of the bed due to size of room. If you have the room for it I would consider increasing the overhang at the foot of the bed to, say 12", which would allow you to use that space for something decorative, a folded blanket or such. If you use standard 2X6 & 2X8 you will have a visible "seam" running the length of the frame because that lumber comes with rounded edges. If you are OK with that then yes it will work just fine. Good luck with your project!
Nice job on the bed.What are the dimensions of the bed?What are the dimensions of the lumber Is it a king or queen size bed? I can't justify the cost or I don't even know where to find that type of wood. I was thinking of using 2x8s and putting 2x6s on top and fasten them together so I would not have to use a router and then putting a 1x2s in the gap to raise it up for the height of the slats. and then using 2 - 2x10s fastened together for each set of legs. Would this work?
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