LOML doesn't like to see under the bed
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Finally going on a lumber buying trip tomorrow to pick up cherry to build the shaker bed we've been planning for some time. LOML doesn't like to see under a bed so she'd like to have a bed spread hang to the floor. Me, the woodworker, doesn't want to have those gorgeous cherry rails covered so would like to come up with a workable solution to hang a dust ruffle under the bed mounted somehow to the side and bottom rail. It would have to be reasonably easy to remove and reinstall so it could be washed periodically.

Anyone done this or something similar? I'm totally open to alternatives as well.

Thanks,  g
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  Re: LOML doesn't like to see under the bed by shoottmx (Finally going on a l...)
Just googled (agai) and found this:

Put sticky velcro on the top of the dust ruffle on the pretty side of the fabric (not the back of it). Stick the other side of the velcro to the inside of your bed frame, and then attach the dust ruffle to it.

I was thinking some kind of clamp system but the velcro method sounds OK. Hoping a Woodnetter has a more interesting solution.

g
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  Re: RE: LOML doesn't like to see under the bed by shoottmx (Just googled (agai) ...)
(07-15-2019, 06:09 PM)shoottmx Wrote: snip . . .

Hoping a Woodnetter has a more interesting solution.

g

Use a pin nailer instead of velcro?

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  Re: LOML doesn't like to see under the bed by shoottmx (Finally going on a l...)
Velcro works very well.  We used 1-1/2" strips about every 15".  Be sure to mount the hook portion to the frame not the dust ruffle.
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  Re: LOML doesn't like to see under the bed by shoottmx (Finally going on a l...)
Greg

Why not just have drawers under the bed?

Also what did you do to make her scared to be on the floor. Winkgrin Winkgrin
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  Re: LOML doesn't like to see under the bed by shoottmx (Finally going on a l...)
I agree with the velcro sewn to the dust ruffle. The thing will need to come off once in awhile to be washed and that will make it easy. No need to over-engineer it.
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  Re: LOML doesn't like to see under the bed by shoottmx (Finally going on a l...)
Ditto that velcro solution, it's what I would do.
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  Re: LOML doesn't like to see under the bed by shoottmx (Finally going on a l...)
I’ll bet she hides your Xmas presents there.
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  Re: LOML doesn't like to see under the bed by shoottmx (Finally going on a l...)
Consensus! Velcro it is. Leave it  to me to over think a solution to a straightforward problem. Thanks for the feedback.

Went on the lumber run to to Rare Woods USA (link) in Mexico, Maine , about a 2 hour drive, to pick up the cherry yesterday. We have a lot of lumber sourcing options nearby but wanted LOML to have the opportunity to oooh and aaah at the incredible inventory. Ended up in addition to the cherry, buying a wicked cool live edge slice of olive wood which we'll likely make into a wall fun hanging.

Rare Woods sells some amazing exotics online and the guys there are helpful and super easy to work with.

g

   
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  Re: LOML doesn't like to see under the bed by shoottmx (Finally going on a l...)
Here's the more interesting side:

   
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