making a new bed frame

  1. The_Yellow_Ardvark

    The_Yellow_Ardvark Member

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    No you just need a decent furniture wax.

    If you warm it enough to allow a brush to apply it to the metal it will seal the surface. 4 or 6 coats. buffing to remave excess between coats with give a hard wearing finish.

    Then use the same hard wax on the wood, until you get the finish you want. Then buff all over.

    It is not an easy application, but gives decent finish.
     
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  2. james butler

    james butler Member

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    so finally got to put the bed together today, took the old one out and smashed it up, would you believe a double divan went into one bin bag! what a waste of money they are.
    ended up lacquering the metal which came out quite nice, even made a roll over jig between 2 peices of wood clamped to the desk to get even coverage form rattle cans.
    just need to make a head board next
     
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  3. Heavy duty ;) :whistle::thumbup:
     
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  4. james butler

    james butler Member

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    was making the headboard this week using safety barrier brackets and pipework and a big piece of 18mm ply.
    at some point in the new year I've got to remove the board and send it over to my trimmers.
     
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  5. james butler

    james butler Member

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    to top the newel posts i made some tops to look like egg in a cup (was going to be acorns but couldn't be bothered to carve it)
     
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  6. gaz1

    gaz1 Forum Supporter

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    id make a design up and make it better

    beautiful_plywood_headboard-thumb-630xauto-53738.jpg beautiful-plywood-bed-thumb-630xauto-53736.jpg
     
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  7. Scruffywelder

    Scruffywelder Forum Supporter

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    Sure, the handcuffs aren't going to pull loose on that any time soon :laughing::laughing::laughing:
     
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  8. james butler

    james butler Member

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    forgot to update this, had the headboard trimmed.
    typically my quote went from £30 to £110 because of "new interesting patterns" they could add which bumps up the price.
    so what started as a basic cover went to extra stitching and piping but still it turned out awesome!
     
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  9. james butler

    james butler Member

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    bit closer without so many pillows in the way
     
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  10. gaz1

    gaz1 Forum Supporter

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    i did say that bed was nice for the handcuffs for you ;):D

    nice headboard looks better than a bland top headboard
     
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  11. pedrobedro

    pedrobedro Man at Matalan

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    He can wear his boxing gloves in bed, that should stop him, handcuffs sounds a bit drastic :D
     
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