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oak sleepers and poss a crazy idea?

Discussion in 'Wood / Woodwork / Carpentry' started by scorpiox1, 25 Nov 2011.

  1. scorpiox1

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    I was ordering some new oak sleeps to make a coffee table then it occurred to me i could make a bed. so now i want to make a double or king size bed. I'll used either oak, karri or azobe. the girlfriend thinks im mad but i don't lol. is this a good idea? and how could i join them as i don't want to use metal brackets?? btw this is my first thing i have made since school so a total novice.

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    You will need to store in the home for a couple of months in the warm to allow them to dry or the construction will break up under the strain of drying.
    You can screw together http://www.kilgraney.com/Timberlok railway sleeper & decking fasteners.htm
    plugging the hole after for hidden fixing.Will need planing and sanding then you can then oil and wax for a nice shine. My oak sleeper coffee table below.
     
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    Cheers foxhole love your table. how have you secured your table? i was gonna buy a router and sink the leg a bit. i was gonna have the legs inside the frame (fence post ish size) so i could screw from the inside would that be strong enough for the heavy frame?
     
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    i just think it's quite funny that you come on to a DIY site to ask how to make a bed... !! i do one every day ;) ;)
     
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    Pile of oak sleepers + total novice = Big heavy oak kingsize bed, with girlfriend happy to sleep on it...............can't see it myself........think your girlfriend maybe right!!!!!!!!! :LOL: :LOL:
     
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    It's too heavy to move as one piece there is velcro glued and stapled over legs, thats all thats needed to keep it together along with the weight.
     
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    LMAO i shall do it, and she always thought i was nuts so it wont make a difference. i watched my dad enough times make cupboards so hope that will help me i hope
     
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