More bunk business

Worked on the bunk bed some more today.  Actually I worked on it yesterday but had no time to blog it since we did a show last night.

Here is a view of the bottom as I started to sand it.

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I was just going to sand it down and stain it, but I happened to see the oak edging strips that you iron on.  It hides the end grain of the plywood.  For $6/roll I thought I give it a try.  Remember, I’m not a woodworker at all.  Just a guy with a skill saw and a dull blade so this is all new territory for me :-).

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Basically you just set the iron to cotton and start ironing on the trim.  It has glue built into it and starts going on pretty easy.  I then took the roller and hit it pretty hard with that.  This stuff is real wood, so you can sand and stain it.

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The edging is a little wider than the wood so you have to trim it.  They make a special edge trimmer for about $8, but since I’m most likey not going to be doing this again, I just used a razor blade. 

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After practicing on the bottom, I went over the top.  Trimmed then hit it with the sander again.  I’m pretty impressed.  It gives it that extra detail.

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Tomorrow will be staining, removing the existing upper cabinets, and building the bunk supports.

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