|Project by Craftsman on the lake||posted 06-15-2009 11:07 PM||2688 views||5 times favorited||6 comments|
This is a red oak, raised panel bed I recently completed for my daughter. She’s in graduate school and wanted a full size, an upgrade from her twin bed. Here it’s shown into a partially moved in new apartment with a throw over it.
I had recently made my first raised panel cabinet and then saw a bed similar to this on lumberjocks. So, I decided on using the same techniques I learned to make the bed. The posts are four sided, so hollow and glued together. The rest, rail, stiles, and panels you can see. The center panel is horizontal. That’s the way it was on the one I saw and I liked it so I reproduced it here. I decided not to get too fancy and capped the head and foot straight across with a cove edge on the top rail. The side boards attach using those little hook plates made for beds I located at Woodcraft. The photo perspective makes it look like the header panels and footer panels are different sizes. But both the header and footer are basically alike. Joinery is mostly loose tenon which is the method that I seem to be able to get right more often than not.
I found a place online to order a little plaque for her. I’ve got two daughters and they’re both very special to me. When you’ve got daughters being a daddy is the absolute best. Hey, if you’ve got sons I’m sure it is too. I just don’t have that experience!
Thanks for looking.
-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.