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My bed frame comes to life in France

You may remember my post on the sturdy king-size bed frame a while back? It’s inspired many people to build their own frames at home, saving $$$, avoiding the purchase of cheaply made furniture and learning about carpentry in the process.

This time, Jérôme Tirolien from France wrote to thank me for the article and he also sent  pictures, which he graciously agreed to let me post here:

“I want to tell you THANK YOU for your article ‘Making the custom bed frame’. I based on it to build mine. In March 2011 I asked which size of beam you used.
So for now I almost finished it. I have to build the drawers. In attached files, some pics.”

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My bed frame comes to life in Latvia

Armands Podoļskis, a reader from Latvia who saw my bed frame article and watched the videos where I showed how I made it, wrote to me recently:

I would like to thank you very much for your videos of how to make bed frame. They were very useful. I used them to make bed myself. I’m from Latvia, EU country. This is great that you can share something valuable and others can use it in the other side of the world 🙂

You’re welcome Armands, I’m glad I could help!

With his permission, here are a couple of photos of his bed frame.

If you’d like to make a bed like this one, feel free to do so. Read through my original article and watch the two videos I posted in it as well. (Just don’t ask me for the plans and exact dimensions of every part, because I lost them during some renovation work.) It’s easy, inexpensive, a lot of fun and you’ll end up with a very sturdy bed!

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Making the custom bed frame

Last summer, I made a custom king size bed frame for our bedroom, out of solid wood. I held off on writing about it until now, nine months later, because I wanted to make sure the end result was solid and worth writing about. We’ve been sleeping on it ever since, and there’s nothing wrong with it, so yes, I can heartily recommend it.

I was fed up with the laminates and particle board garbage they call furniture these days, and I wanted to build something that would last, out of a quality, sustainable material like wood. I chose pine, because it was softer and easier for me to work with. Although I’ve also built a custom cat house for our three cats, I’m no expert carpenter. I just like to work with wood. It’s a wonderful material.

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