Build-a-Bed

A free 20-hour woodworking class where participants build their own new bed frames. Graduates receive their handmade bed frame, a new mattress, and a mattress encasement.
Classes of 4 students work together over the course of 3 days, learning 20 new skills and getting to know each other as they collaborate to build their new beds. The beds they build are a testament to their ability to learn new skills, collaborate with each other, and create something of beauty and value.
DAY ONE

Thursdays
1:00pm – 5:00pm

Students meet each other and work as a team to build the major component of their headboards.

TOOLS & SKILLS
  • Selecting and handling lumber
  • Sanding by hand
  • Wood glue
  • Nail gun
DAY TWO

Mondays
9:00am – 5:30pm

Students complete their headboards and footboards, including applying the first coat of polyurethane finish.

TOOLS & SKILLS
  • Power drill
  • Socket wrench
  • Power sanding
  • Painting with polyurethane
DAY THREE

Tuesdays
9:00am – 5:30pm

Students build siderails and slats, and finish their beds with wood fill, caulk, and a final coat of polyurethane.

TOOLS & SKILLS
  • Hand gouge
  • Edge router
  • Clamps
  • Wood fill
  • Caulking

“I thought I couldn’t do it, but now I feel like I can do anything.”

– SELAM, PROGRAM GRADUATE
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When you buy a Healthy Homeworks bed, you give someone who needs one the chance to build their own in our Build-a-Bed program in Lewiston’s Pepperell Mill.

When you buy a Healthy Homeworks bed, you give someone who needs one the chance to build their own in our Build-a-Bed program in Lewiston’s Pepperell Mill.

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