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Twin Trundle Bed #2: Side Rails

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Blog entry by pintodeluxe posted 10-21-2013 03:45 PM 1205 reads 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Footboard, Headboard Part 2 of Twin Trundle Bed series Part 3: Bed Bolts and Decking Support »

Here is the trundle bed we are working on.

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The last details on the headboard were the top caps, and some decorative tenons.

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One side of the bed has a frame and panel assembly. It features solid cherry panels, which are recessed for a subtle reveal.

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The assembly features haunched tenons for a sturdy connection.

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Test fitting the frame and panel assembly.

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The rails hang on large tenons, and will be secured with concealed bed bolts. I layout the tenons in such a way that they won’t interfere with the bed bolts. I am also mindful of the limitations of my 8” dado set. I can only cut a 2-1/4” shoulder with my dado blade, otherwise I would have to resort to hand tools.

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Here we are test fitting the trundle panel. It is another frame and panel unit, and will act as a drawer front for the trundle bed.

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The trundle panel will be attached to a poplar frame, essentially a large drawer box, and will roll out on 36” heavy duty slides.

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So far my son is a happy camper. He has been a great help building his new bed.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush



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AandCstyle

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#1 posted 10-22-2013 12:33 AM

Willie, as always, it looks great. Will the sides be “reversible” so that the drawers could be on either side if future moves made that desirable? :D

-- Art

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AandCstyle

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#2 posted 10-22-2013 12:34 AM

Willie, as always, it looks great. Will the sides be “reversible” so that the drawers could be on either side if future moves made that desirable? :D

-- Art

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pintodeluxe

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#3 posted 10-22-2013 04:53 AM

Thanks Art.
There are two leg mortises on the trundle side, and 4 mortises on the back side. For that reason it is a fixed orientation. It still allows for quite a few layout options because it looks presentable from both sides.
My main motivation was to get the second twin bed out my sons room to free up some space.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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