|Project by Jero||posted 06-08-2010 05:05 PM||5026 views||38 times favorited||15 comments|
Finally, after many years of really having…nothing for a frame, 3 months and 110+ hours I’ve completed my bedframe.
Not really wanting just a flat (or larger version of the footboard) for a headboard, I decided on a bookcase headboard, built to match the style of my dresser. Got a few ideas off of some other styles of bookcase headboards. Decided to add a couple of drawers and 2 puck lights underneath. Got a lot of great construction ideas off an article from fine woodworking:
I wanted a low-profile look and eliminated my box spring by making a solid support the entire bottom of the bed. Added a center section that rests on the floor for additional support (not shown). The main rails are connected to the foot/head board firstly with double mortise and tenon joints, and then secured with bed bolts. Not wanting the bed bolts exposed or having plugs in the uprights, I ran them the opposite way, going from the rails into the uprights, which is the reason for the routered out area in the rails shown in picture 2. The nuts are permanently installed in the foot/head board, and bolt goes through the rail(s) into them and then tightened.
The main construction is mortise and tenon. The top is solid white oak with breadboard ends to match the dresser, and coffeetable. The rear panels are 1/4” + material ripped from thicker material and glued together.
It is made out of white oak, stained with a custom color to match my dresser (which ended up not matching…if you want matching furniture, make them out of the same kind of material – I made the dresser out of red oak…another lesson learned). Three coats of poly. I wanted to try fuming on this one, but couldnt get the color to come out like I wanted.
-- Jeremy - Marshfield, WI