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Old 10-08-2007, 08:54 PM
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Here are some pics of a king bed I finished today. I'll post more pics when I get it back from the powder coater and setup in the customer's house. The legs are 4" 11 ga tubing. Cross pieces are 1 1/2" 14 ga tubing and the smaller vertical tubing is 1" 14 ga. Scrolls and caps came from King Metals. It will use commercial bought (customer furnished) metal slats that have a center support. As per the customer's request, it's a little taller and heavier than I would have normally made the bed, but that's what he wants. BTW, it's heavy!

Pic 1 shows the layout on my new tables that I made last month. They are from a 4' x 8' sheet of 3/8" plate. I had it sheared 30" from the end which gives me tables of 48" x 66" and 30" x 48". As shown in the pic, they can be pulled together for large stuff.

Pics 2, 3, and 4 show various shots of the bed.

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Old 10-08-2007, 09:16 PM
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Great looking bed, Jim but I really like the tables.
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Old 10-08-2007, 09:32 PM
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Thanks cutter. I've been needing tables a long time and finally decided to bite the bullet and do what I did. Not cheap but they will last me my lifetime. The legs are 3" 11 ga tubing and the bottom bracing is 3" x 3" 1/4" angle. Casters are 6" wheels with locks. What surprises me is that I've used the bigger table much more than the smaller one so far. I really thought I'd use the smaller one more. I have plans to add shelves and hangers for clamps, etc when I get to it.lol I think by using them for a while I'll have a better idea of just what I need.
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Old 10-08-2007, 09:42 PM
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Great bed! I think it's so cool you get paid for making them.

Cutter's right - the tables are splendid.
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Old 10-08-2007, 10:00 PM
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Great looking bed, Jim but I really like the tables.
I'll second that. Looks good.
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Old 10-09-2007, 04:45 AM
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Great looking bed and nice work. Also very nice tables. Did you make them one piece and cut it apart later? Doesn't look like any hi lo problems there.
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Old 10-09-2007, 07:24 AM
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nice!
and a clean shop too!
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Old 10-09-2007, 07:58 AM
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Very impressive work, and design. You commented bigger than your normal --- I think this was a good size for the design, at least IMO . Was the full design yours or the customers?

ditto on the tables

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Old 10-09-2007, 09:05 AM
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Great bed !

I like the tables too -
How do you get them to float off the floor like that - LOL

In the first pic it looks like the table is floating and the paint mark on the floor is the shadow.
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Old 10-09-2007, 09:19 AM
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Beautiful work on the bed Jim. Also professional looking tables and clean shop, you are a credit to your craft.
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