Friday, March 6, 2015

How to Repair Japanese Futon Bed - Part 1 of 5 - The Tools

By Gary Boutin
Fig.1 Damaged bed

Supplies and Tools: 
Angle brackets (Simpson Tie Bracket)
Black Oxide Drill bit set
Bit holder with Phillip tip
Dewalt Electric drill
Hex head lag screw 1/4 inch
Ryobi 12 volt Cordless drill with extra batteries
Ryobi Electric Radial saw with extension cords
Titanium drill bit set

Michael works for a program called Uncommon Good that teaches students about green energy. His home is located in Upland, California, a beautiful neighborhood with mature trees in a rural setting. He had just purchased a century-old home and wanted to preserve its look. Being a principal member of Uncommon Good, he was using the house to teach others how to go green. He called my repair service to repair his Japanese futon bed. He had received a huge box and they put the bed together the night before the wedding. 

This post shows the five steps that will be used for this project. 

Step 1: Fig.1 upper right shows the bed as it came from the box.
Step 2: Fig.2 shows Dewalt electric drill with a oxide metal drill set.
Fig.2 Dewalt electric drill with wood drill set
Step 3: Fig.3 shows a Ryobi radial saw used to cut the replacement center board on the bed to the correct size.
Fig.3 Ryobi electric radial saw

Step 4: Fig.4 shows a Ryobi 12 Volt Cordless drill with bit holder and a 1/16 Titanium drill.  
Fig.5 shows the drill and the bit holder
Fig.4 Ryobi with handy chuck
Fig.5 Ryobi with bit holder
Step 5: Fig.6 shows one of several the bit holder has a 1/4 inch zinc hex head lag screw with a zinc flat washer that was used in the new padded headboard for the futon bed.
Fig.6 Zinc lag screw

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