|Project by Dadof5||posted 03-01-2011 09:02 AM||9629 views||26 times favorited||15 comments|
This is a king size platform bed I built for a military family that moves alot. They wanted a bed that could be put together quickly without bolts or screws. I used 2” thick oak for the frame and maple for the slats. The underbed drawers were made of 3/4” oak and cedar lined bottoms. I had a picture the family had given me but know plans, so I drew up plans of my own. I see here on LJ there are several variations of the leg joinery. However, at the time I was building this I couldn’t find any plans. I used a dovetail joint to secure the skirt at the head and foot. Next was the interlocking head board and foot board that each sat on top of the skirts. The bedrails then locked the head and foot together along with a center support that was dovetailed into the head and foot skirts. The bedrails had spacers for the slats. I joined the slats together with furniture webbing so they could be rolled up into a bundle and easily unrolled to fit the spaced slots on the bedrails. The drawers are on casters for easy access under the bed. The top of the bedrails were just 11” from the floor. The drawers were 5” deep. The head board was the tallest part of the bed at 18”. It took me 150 hours to complete. The stain was golden oak and the finish a gloss poly.
-- Dadof5, Indep. MO