So for Christmas I received a couple of additions to my woodworking line up with some clear expectations from the family to start cranking out some projects.
For starters I figured I would build the wife a new king bed. We have a metal bed frame and all wood furniture. The wife wants a wood bed that goes with the rest of the set. The bed is going to be painted black so I will be building it out of poplar and birch.
I’m not 100% confident in the design so far. I looked at some pictures of beds online and came up with this rough idea of what I wanted it to look like. I’m attempting to make the bed look sturdy, like it was made out of thicker materials but at the same time I am trying to reduce the overall amount of lumber involved in the design.
I would love to get some input on possible design ideas or tips on how to go about this. I can also send the SketchUp file if anyone would be interested in it.
Headboard Dimensions: 54” H x 85” W x 2.75” D
Footboard Dimensions: 29” H x 84” W x 3.25” D
Siderails Dimensions: 7” H x 81” W x 2” D
Overall Dimensions: 54” H x 85” W x 86” D
Foot-board with top plate removed
Foot-board panel and leg detail
The back of the Foot-board