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Shim Queen Bed

  • August 19, 2016

dschwabbie
dschwabbie
dschwabbie
dschwabbie

Wanted to test my skills and needed a new bed for our guest room. So I thought that a bed would be a great test and I had never built one.

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  • This turned out great. The detail of the headboard is very impressive! Was it just a matter of nailing the shims to the board to get this basket-weave look?
    By RYOBI Nation, on August 21, 2016
    • Thank you. It took a little trial and error to fit the shims i started by gluing and using my Airstrike brad nailer but found it would split a lot of the shims that were a little thinner so I ended up using a construction adhesive to secure the shims to the wood backing.
      By dschwabbie, on August 21, 2016

  • Awesome tip for anyone thinking of tackling something similar. Thanks so much for sharing- great build!
    By RYOBI Nation, on August 22, 2016

  • Thanks so much for sharing. This came out really nice. I am a graphic designer but who's very interested in woodwork. I've been seeing some amazing stuff here. I want to give this bed a try as my first woodwork project. Looks really good.
    By Sibo, on November 14, 2016

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Shim Queen Bed

by dschwabbie
Aug 19, 2016

Wanted to test my skills and needed a new bed for our guest room. So I thought that a bed would be a great test and I had never built one.