All posts filed under: Creating a Woodworking Plan

Creating a Woodworking Plan, Part One: SketchUp

One of my most popular woodworking plans is the plan centered around the build of what I call “The Tornado Bed”. This was a project completed about a year ago and was donated to disaster recovery following a historic severe weather event. The event: 63 tornadoes struck north Alabama within a 24 hour period on April 27, 2011. Many areas of north Alabama received unbelievable destruction. A visitor to my blog sent me an email this week which has triggered a major overhaul of this woodworking plan. The visitor, who works at a mattress store, advised me that a queen size bed without a center support could potentially void a mattress warranty. The original design of the Tornado Bed was based on a queen size bed I own and it does not have a center support, but the lack of one could be problematic for the woodworker who downloads this plan, so an update is needed. I will document the process I use to update the plan which will give some insight on how a …