I can’t believe it is almost May! I am done with the house updates and now we are looking for a new house. I did use my gift cards and decided to get a router. I was planning to use the router to help me with my bed updates but that didn’t work and here’s why…..
I decided to install bed hardware from Rockler on my bed in place of nuts and bolts.
The reason for this was to make the bed a little wider and longer. I thought I would use the router to mortise my hinges into the bed posts and rails. I have never used a router before so I had to figure everything out and then my husband and I tired it. It’s not too hard to use but kind of hard to get a straight line, which is what I needed. A very straight line. So, I knew I would have to either get or make a jig. There was no time for that so I pushed my router aside and grab a chisel! The hinges are only an 1/8 of an inch deep. I chiseled them into the posts easily.
Then I looked at the rails and realized there was no way I could mortise the hinges into those. The rails are 1×10’s. So, I just had to mount the hinges onto the ends of the rails. Yes, I have a gap, which I don’t like but it had to be done. Hopefully the bed won’t collapse! Now I just need to fill in all the old (and some new) holes and paint.
I’m thinking my next project might be a dog house! I’ll keep ya posted! ps. I discovered how much I enjoyed wood carving, now I’m in search of a good wood carving project and a new set to go with it of course! 🙂