519 Platform Bed Build No. 8 "Finally!"

published 5 years ago by Matt Vanderlist

I won't make any excuses for the length of time it took to complete the construction of the platform bed. Sure it was supposed to be done by Thanksgiving...and then by Christmas...and then by...well, you get the picture. The truth of the matter for me is simple, large projects should not be started anywhere near holidays that involve family visits and travel plans. When you know you'll be gone or preoccupied every weekend of those month(s), whittling might be a better project to tackle to feed the woodworking bug. Actually, I guess that is an excuse... Looking back on previous builds in which their original deadlines were never met, I have a very consistent track-record of not meeting them. But hey, that's part of the fun of being a home woodworker versus a professional. When it's my family and I miss a deadline I'm not freaking out, I just bribe them to stop whining. So with that said, today we wrap up the construction of the platform bed. The final remaining piece to be built was the headboard and that's exactly what I tackle. I know many of you will be disappointed I don't wrap-up the video series with a look at how it'll be finished. But as I explain in the video, I hate finishing so there's no way in the world I'm recording it. I am planning though on writing an article or two about it once it gets underway. A big thanks to my son Aiden for being so "patient" and for interrupting the final moments of the video to express his feelings...many of which I KNOW ALL OF YOU WERE THINKING TOO! Help support the show - please visit our advertisers

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