|Project by Randy Sharp||posted 07-08-2010 06:06 PM||2665 views||13 times favorited||15 comments|
This classic-style queen bed frame was constucted from the Plansnow design. The plans were detailed and easy to follow. Rather than Cherry, I used oak to compliment the dresser part of the bedroom set I built last year. The finish is cherry stain and three coats of poly.
Raw materials cost: $380
Hours to complete project: 40
My deviations from the plans included:
- making the headboard and footboard posts three inches taller to accept an additional memory foam topper on the stock mattress.
- rather than cutting dadoes and gluing up two boards to create a through mortise in the rails, to take the slats, I used full 6/4 stock and mortised. Those buying these plans will understand when they get the plans in hand.
The curved top rails presented a challenge for the slats, using the mortise and tennon method. Those considering this project will do well to cut a full 1/2” mortise for the top rail. Otherwise, it becomes tedious work cutting curved shoulders on individual slat tenons. Using the loose tennon method for the top curved rail will save a ton of time and headache.
Thanks for looking.
-- Randy, Tupelo, MS ~ A man who honors his wife will have children who honor their father.