Today I cut the wood for my project for my bed project for my sisters van. I used the table saw to cut the 2X10’s. Please forgive me for no guard on the table saw. It’s my dad’s and as a gen x hes’s not very safety conscious. The 2X10’s were cut in 52″ length which is the width of a double bed. I have modified the plan slightly to make it more versatile. I wanted it to be able to be easily installed and removed. Additionally the change also served to make the frame lighter, which is important when putting it in a vehicle.
The 2X4’s are cut to provide support length wise of the bed and to ensure their strength. They are placed in notches cut out of the 2X10. This required me to also use the circular saw to cut out the notches and the chisel to clean them out
Hey Torrin, it’s neat to see you doing a project such as this. I can personally say that it’s clear you are a little more handy than myself and that’s definitely a valuable skill to have. I am very much looking forward to seeing the finished project and I’m sure your sister will truly appreciate the effort and time you’ve invested. I wonder if you have any interest in teaching ‘shop’ or woodworking in schools in the future? Maybe you aren’t quite at that level yet, but definitely something that crossed my mind as I have reflected on your posts.
I haven’t really considered teaching ‘shop’ or woodworking for two reasons. One, right now I’m most interested in teaching lower elementary grades like Grade 3 or 4 and two, I’m actually a little accident prone when it comes to working with tools. I take after my dad and grandpa where that is concerned. One of us usually ends up with a scraped knuckle or small finger cut when we work on a project.