With furniture maker Christopher Beidel, This Old House online
$350, not including a queen-size mattress
About This Video
In this video, furniture maker Christopher Beidel builds a storage bed.
Steps: 1. Cut the MDF pieces. 2. Assemble the storage carcasses. 3. Dry-fit the carcasses. 4. Join the carcasses. 5. Install the 2x4 support frame. 6. Cut the MDF bed-frame pieces. 7. Install the panels. 8. Attach the headboard. 9. Install the face frames. 10. Install the cap trim. 11. Install the headboard trim. 12. Install the paneling. 13. Add the finishing touches.
¾-inch medium-density fiberboard (MDF) Get five 4-by-8-foot sheets. ⅜-inch MDF beadboard panels Get two 4-by-8-foot sheets. 1x2 primed MDF trim Get eleven 8-foot lengths for the stiles, rails, and cap. 2x4s Get three 8-footers. Victorian-era door-casing kit (includes rosettes) ½x 3 lattice strip shoe molding Get 20 feet. 1¼-, 1½-, and 2-inch MDF screws 2½-inch deck screws 1½-inch 18-gauge brads Construction adhesive Wood glue ¾-inch quarter-round 150-grit sandpaper Primer and paint
Tools You Will Need:
1. Long bar clamps
3. Circular saw
4. Drill/driver or impact driver
6. Miter saw
7. Brad nailer or nail gun
8. Jigsaw or Japanese handsaw
9. Paint roller and tray
10. caulk gun