|Project by jakesdad||posted 1737 days ago||1402 views||0 times favorited||1 comment|
I wanted to make something for my little guy other than the usual dad and son shelf or stool, so I set out to make a simple bed frame. The frame itself is 8/4 and 5/4 hard maple from the local yard. I wanted simple and easy, so I bought the hardware kit to mortise into the side rails. The rest of the joints are mortise and tenon glue joints. The only notable feature is the headboard, which is granadillo, birdseye maple, and lacewood edge glued, alternating, and set into dados in the top and bottom maple boards. The intention is to be able to build drawers underneath (storage for now) and also add a bunk to the top. He helped sand it and loves it. The second is picture is unfinished at the dry fit of the hardware connections. The mattress we used was a low profile slatted support from IKEA and worked well with keeping it lower than a standard box spring. The finish is General Finishes sealer and semi gloss, nothing fancy.
PS. the mattress on the floor is because we KNEW he would fall out, and its 21 inches of travel from bed to floor! Its been 6 months and he’s stayed in every night.