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post #7801 of 8386
Maybe you've never seen them because they're hidden?





I'm just being snarky, but I do sort of have a point haaa



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGu2a2_RP88
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I'm no SkinnyGoomba, but I spent the afternoon putting this together and I'm pretty happy with how it turned out smile.gif


My own design, consisting of two old IKEA Malm drawers and a bunch of plywood. It's in a student-room so creative storage is a must + not allowed to damage the walls in any way so I let the headboard extend past the bed, making room for putting up a small "wall-mounted" shelf (or several)

Would like to put up some kind of graphic/painting/poster/something over the headboard, so I'll gladly take any suggestions for what type/style.
(The room is largely whites and light plywood, except for the drawers and soon-to-be-bought bedcover which both are darkbrown, almost black)
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Is this what Ikea-Hack looks like?smile.gif
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Originally Posted by Medwed View Post

Is this what Ikea-Hack looks like?smile.gif

Yeah I definitely think you could say so, I got the initial inspiration from a post on ikeahackers which I then tweaked a bit in both design and construction (drawers instead of cabinets and simpler construction in general).

The mattress is also IKEA which I added my own legs to along the wall, on the side towards the room it rests on just the drawers. Bottom two pieces of plywood are attached via the inside of the bottom drawer but could be pretty easily removed for storage behind the drawers. 

 

Will also do a smaller DIY for the desktop, but I'll probably just include that in a larger post showing the whole room once it's done (hopefully sometime the coming week) :) 

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Also no SG, but I got the inspiration for the butterfly splines from him.  One is a little sloppy, but I'm reasonably proud of them for a first try.  Log is from a tree in my In-Law's backyard, and the stand is made of scrap metal and wood I had in my garage.  

 

 

 

Please forgive the crappy red chair.  It's there until we get a suitable bench/loveseat/armchair to replace it, and in the meantime SWMBO finds it comfy.

post #7806 of 8386
Wow, that's a hefty coffee table! Looks good, nice work on the butterflies.
post #7807 of 8386
Seriously , ....this table?shog[1].gif
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Originally Posted by SkinnyGoomba View Post

Wow, that's a hefty coffee table! Looks good, nice work on the butterflies.

Thanks! Thing weighs ~40lbs, too.

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How long was that table top drying before you cut and planed it?
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How long was that table top drying before you cut and planed it?

It had been cut to that size and was lying in my inlaws' yard for about 6 months before I got it. There was already significant checking at that point. I let it dry a further 3 months before I started working it. Been feeding it with oil and the checking has reduced somewhat.

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Originally Posted by kindofyoung View Post

I'm no SkinnyGoomba, but I spent the afternoon putting this together and I'm pretty happy with how it turned out smile.gif


My own design, consisting of two old IKEA Malm drawers and a bunch of plywood. It's in a student-room so creative storage is a must + not allowed to damage the walls in any way so I let the headboard extend past the bed, making room for putting up a small "wall-mounted" shelf (or several)

Would like to put up some kind of graphic/painting/poster/something over the headboard, so I'll gladly take any suggestions for what type/style.
(The room is largely whites and light plywood, except for the drawers and soon-to-be-bought bedcover which both are darkbrown, almost black)


Nice work, but I would consider adding some ventilation to the platform for the mattress. Need to let it breath.
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Originally Posted by Sleeves345 View Post

It had been cut to that size and was lying in my inlaws' yard for about 6 months before I got it. There was already significant checking at that point. I let it dry a further 3 months before I started working it. Been feeding it with oil and the checking has reduced somewhat.

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Those types of slabs, with the end grain up, are practically impossible to keep from cracking down to the pith as they dry. I think you'll find it significantly easier to work with long grain slabs, they're going to move a bit more intuitively.
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post


This runs completely contrary to my experience in this thread.

 

Well, otc is on the right side of history.

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Originally Posted by Jr Mouse View Post


Nice work, but I would consider adding some ventilation to the platform for the mattress. Need to let it breath.

The "top" sheets of plywood only extend about 10cms in underneath the matress (the drawers obviously a bit more, maybe 30cm), but besides that it's completely open and empty underneath besides the built-in bed slats. I was thinking that this should be well-ventilated enough but maybe I'm mistaken?

post #7815 of 8386
You should be fine then. I wanted to point it out because i've seen some people not realize the importance of letting a mattress breath on the bottom. smile.gif
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