Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Photos of the beds

From beginning to end...

1. Here is the beginning of the beds after the wood was cut and planed, thanks to a friend of ours who let us use his basement woodworking shop for a day! Also, a special thanks goes out to Kris and James for the use of their garage!!
2. A footboard beginning to take shape:
3. A partially completed footboard (missing the posts and the top piece):
4. A mostly completed headboard (only missing the top piece):
5. A view of the headboard on one of the completed beds, showing the routed and angled edges (and Tigger!):
6. As complete a picture of the bed as I can get:
A couple of things to note: Yes, the headboard really is that big. That's because we designed the beds so that when they are bunked WE can sit on the bottom bunk (to read stories, take temperatures, etc.) without bashing our heads. Also, when the kids are older, we can switch out the youth mattress with a box spring and mattress, at which point it will be nice to have the larger headboard. If we do that the mattress will come up to the top of the footboard (same as our current bed). So what do you think?? ;)

8 comments:

Diane said...

I love them!!! Good thinking with avoiding bashing your head. Hey Mark, good thing you got practice making the loft in college eh?!?

his wife, her mama said...

Absolutely beautiful! Great thinking about trying to avoid bonking your head! Great work Mark and Courtney!

Julie said...

Those are beautiful beds! Great job!

Pat the Bone said...

You guys did a fantastic job on the beds! I'm really, really impressed, especially considering that my handiwork in furniture making so far is pretty much cd racks and nesting cubes.

Tonya said...

I LOVE the beds. They are sooo cute.
Tonya

Gary said...

Excellent job on the beds. It looks like you have taken bed making to a whole new level or 2 since TCU. They really look great.

Hiker Girl said...

I know everybody and their brother has already commented about your beds, but HOLY COW!! They're gorgeous!!

jimmy said...

I think they need cinder blocks, like in our old dorm room :-)