Storage Bed

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Project by jaydub posted 02-20-2016 09:07 PM 740 views 9 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Time for Caroline to make room in the nursery, hence this (full size) bed for her new room.

Poplar for all frames and posts, and birch ply for the panels. Drawer boxes are pine, fronts poplar. KV full extension soft-close glides. My first time using/installing glides, so a couple of drawers don’t work as perfectly as I’d hoped – but always room for improvement! Non-mortise hanger hardware in each corner (2 at each, which I stressed out about screwing up – a self-centering bit made the job much easier) and the result is rock solid.

I was stumped for a bit about how to create the structure to hang the drawer glides, but also have a modular/transportable design. I came up with the mounting block and cross-beam idea which I really dig – see pics.

Hope you like!

-- happiness is a sharp plane iron

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#1 posted 02-20-2016 11:40 PM

I really like your solution for support of the drawers! I have been designing a bed for my wife and myself, but everything I came up with was way over built. I think you did a great job on the design

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#2 posted 02-21-2016 03:51 AM

Ditto to the above. A lot can be done with bed storage and woodworking


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#3 posted 02-21-2016 04:02 AM

Nice work, very creative way to keep the slides in place.

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