|Project by Wayne Precht||posted 08-13-2009 06:08 PM||2586 views||1 time favorited||6 comments|
Here are a few photos of a bed I built for my son who is getting a little old to share a room with his brother.
The design is Shaker and based on some photos I took while visiting the Pleasant Hill Shaker Plantation in Kentucky this past fall. It was sized to this long twin mattress we inherited and turned out to be quite comfortable.
The headboard and footboard assemblies are glued and pegged together. There are 10 drop in slats
for support. The side rails sit into shallow mortises and attach with bolts from the backside to cross dowels inserted from below.
The whole thing is red oak and finished with a wipe on/off oil/varnish blend that I’ve become quite fond of for it’s fool proof (or at least resistant) nature.
-- --- Wayne.