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Bed sanded and painted.

March 23rd, 2017 at 03:46 pm

Ok, I think my bed frame is finally for-real done this time. I'm sure I probably forgot something somewhere, but for now, I can think of nothing further to do with it.

I sanded it down, and because my packet of non-toxic moisture sealant arrived in the mail today, I applied that as well. I don't think it's going to win any prizes at the county fair, but to me, it's a mighty fine looking table bed thingie.

A quick aside about this non-toxic sealant. First of all, it's just a little blue-gray bag of sand. I'm like really? This little bag of pixie dust can magically protect wood from all the harmful moisture and rain from the air? And I do what? I mix it with like up to a gallon of water with it? The very same liquid moisture that I am trying to keep away from my wood bed? You want me to slather and soak my entire wooden bed in it?

However, Amazon gave it hundreds of rave reviews, so what do I know? Also, I must've read the instructions at least three times, and that's exactly what it says. Ok ok.

As for sanding, it's nowhere near the finish of professionally-made furniture. However, I don't need it to be. I just need it to not stab me, while ripping small sections of the bed up and exposing it to moisture and rot. A simple palm sander was enough to get the job done.

Most of the burrs are gone, but I think I will still need to reinforce the edges with duct tape or something. We'll see though.

Also, I've placed an old yoga mat that I once bought from the dollar store in between the frame and mattress for further protection. Hopefully, it will also help prevent the mattress from slipping around too much.

Overall, the set up seems to be working quite well. However, I need to give the frame time to dry before I can really test it out.

3 Responses to “Bed sanded and painted.”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    I will be interested to hear how the first night sleeping inside it goes!

  2. Tabs Says:

    Me too! Haha. It will be soon, perhaps as early as next week. My kids are coming over to visit me this weekend, so that's a no go.

  3. rob62521 Says:

    Looks pretty neat and if you are happy, that is what matters.

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