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Built this a couple years ago off some internet plans. Had to mod the plans to cal king size from queen.

Large raised panels—-have to be right on—-maple does not bend—made the glue up tricky two person must.

Bob





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Routerisstillmyname

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#1 posted 1334 days ago

Nice job. I’m working on a CA king size myself. I don’t see the side rails.

-- Router รจ ancora il mio nome.

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shipwright

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#2 posted 1334 days ago

I built a cherry sleigh bed that size several years ago, raised panels, very similar. I know how interesting the glue-up is . You’re doing great work.
As for side rails, mine’s a fake. The box spring is on one of those free standing metal frames. The bed frame, pretty much like Bob’s fits around it so you’d never know but the wood structure supports no weight and is under no strain.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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ducky911

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#3 posted 1333 days ago

You caught me.. Mine is a fake also i used a metal frame. ie no creeking this way. Bed could take the load easy but why.

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NBeener

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#4 posted 1333 days ago

Not a lot of words.

Not a lot of pictures.

But a HECK of a lot of bed :-)

Very nicely done !

-- -- Neil

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ScottAlan

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#5 posted 1308 days ago

Nice bed!
I have a question. I’m finishing making my first bed frame. It is a mission style queen. I’ve built the side rails, headboard and foot board. I made super strong 1” rails inside of the bed frame on all four sides (dado, glued and screwed every two inches into the frame).

My thought was the box spring can rest on all 4, inner 1” rails on the insides of the bed frame. Do I NEED to put stretchers for support across the bottom of the box spring space? I figured the box spring is made of wood and could sit inside my bed frame, on the strong edge rails I made. My bed frame is super strong. Am I off base here?

My first bed,
Scott

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ducky911

201 posts in 1388 days


#6 posted 1308 days ago

Sorry i do not know. I did not finish that part of the bed and left the bed on existing metal frame.

But if you look at a metal frame setup there are not alot of crossbraces. So i thing that box springs are made tod be self supportive.

Bob

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a1Jim

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#7 posted 1308 days ago

Great looking Bed Bob.
Scott
I’ve seen folks do what your talking about but if it were me I’d at least put some 3/4” slats every 12-16” so you don’t have to rely on the box spring.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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