So for a very long time I have been planning to build my daughter a bed.
I have been reading anything I could get about bed construction (I really liked “Anatomy of a Bed” from Fine Woodworking), checking out different beds for design concepts, and construction methods, and have been mentally practicing building it for the longest time.
so I finally came up with the following design. frame is all Maple, joinery is Mortise & Tenon and headboard/footboard panels are planned to be Birdseye-Maple – either solid, or Veneered – depending on budget and availability. This is designed as a trundle bed, so there is an extra guest/friend mattress under the bed.
the main difficulty I’ve had with this was the extra length that was needed to ad to the main bed in order to accommodate for the secondary mattress and enclosing box. and since I have zero experience with building beds, it just took a bit longer for the information and ideas to settle in.
here is the planned design:
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