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Children's Pencil Post Bed Plans
Children love to play in their rooms, and the bed becomes a place of fantasy and sweet dreams. A four poster bed in any child's room gives the room that extra special feel.
Building a bed is a great project for beginning woodworkers. There aren't a lot of parts, the joinery is simple and the results can be impressive. This particular bed was made using cherry, but maple can be used too.
This is a bed that looks good and is extra sturdy. You can also knock it down easily into parts to get it through the door when needed. Bed bolts are used here and they create the strongest woodworking joint. And with a wrench, you can disassemble this bed in just minutes. This site gives you history in reference to pencil post beds and the plans are alongside illustrations of work in progress.
Most of us spend one-third of our lives sleeping in bed, but this piece of furniture is also a place to read, watch TV and play with the kids during waking hours.
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