|Project by pfleming||posted 08-09-2016 02:18 AM||884 views||0 times favorited||2 comments|
I guess you could say my wife talked this one up for me. She’s been on me for a month or so to build my oldest son a bed, then, out of the blue, one of my neighbors got in touch with her to see if I would be willing to build one for their daughter…..and this is the result. There were a few challenges to this build, the biggest one being that I’d never built a bed before :/ The headboard and sideboard were built from pine 2×4’s for the main supports, pine 1×6’ tongue and groove beaded boards for the main body, and the top of the mattress box is a pine 2×8”. The buyer wanted the bottom of the box to be at 12 1/2”, for under-bed storage, and wanted the mattress to sit a couple of inches into the box, so it wouldn’t slide around. I decided to use the mortised Rockler style bed rail brackets on the side rails. They were somewhat of a pain, they were solid as a rock when they were installed. The headboard and sideboard main supports were routed to countersink the bead boards so they’re flush with the back of the support, then they were secured with 1 1/4” screws. The trim and top cap is simply a 1×4” board, with the top cap being ripped down so it hangs over the edge about 1/2”. The paint was sprayed on with an automotive paint sprayer. The buyer seemed to be happy with it, so that makes me happy with it.
-- Patrick, Mississippi