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How to Build a Hurricane-Shutter Bed

Use reclaimed building materials to fashion a custom king-sized bed with vintage-style headboard.

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Gather your supplies before you start this project.

Tape measure
Framing square
Table and circular saw
15 ga. finish gun
Bit driver and bit set
Paintbrush and rollers

5 sheets 3/4” sanded plywood
1 sheet 3/4” prefinished plywood
2 sheets 1/2” sanded plywood
4 pairs of 24” side-mount 1/2” drawer slides
24' backband trim
1 1/4” 15 ga. finish nails
Type II wood glue
1” wood screws
4 drawer pulls
5 salvaged 16”-18” shutters or louvers
8 3” wood screws
32 1 1/4” wood screws
8' reclaimed 1x12 or similar
1 quart paint primer
1 gallon semi-gloss latex
Drywall anchors
         Safety gear:
Safety glasses
Dust mask
Work gloves



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