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My dirt cheap frame table
« on: December 30, 2011, 10:42:37 PM »
A friend of a friend bought this custom made kingsize bed frame off of craigslist for $150.  He brought it home and realized it wouldn't fit up the stairs to get into his apartment!  In frustration, he called me and asked me if I wanted it.  He said it was made out of 2"x3" steel and angle iron, he just wanted to get rid of it and he'd even deliver it to my door.  Sure, I'll take the free steel!  As soon as I saw it, I thought........frame table!

 

I'm getting ready to build the frame for my roadster so this was just perfect!  I decided not to use the headboard section 'cause my frame will be just over 100" and the box spring section is enough.  I'm hanging onto the headboard piece so I can add it if the need ever arises.



All this cost me was a stick of 1" square tubing (1/8" wall) and a couple of pieces of scrap steel.  I used some scrap 3" square tubing for legs and built some crossbars out of the 1" and scrap angle iron.  They drop in, fit snugly and can be adjusted fore and aft.  Everything is level, plumb and rock solid!





It's great 'cause it lifts up easily and stores out of the way on one side of the garage giving me plenty of room to get my daily driver in and out.  Now I can finally get started on the roadster frame! 8)



 
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My dirt cheap frame table
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2011, 04:05:56 AM »
Right on man, takin care of biz.... Excited to see a build thread of your frame!


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« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2011, 07:34:04 AM »
That will be nice to have .
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Re: My dirt cheap frame table
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2011, 08:26:58 AM »
Shit, that is awesome man........what a great idea.
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