California King Bed

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Project by Michael posted 03-29-2011 10:20 PM 1999 views 5 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After finishing the attic (making the new master bedroom) I had to make a new bed. The bed that I had made 11 years earlier would not fit along the short attic walls. Wood: Spruce.

I didn’t have a plan for this build. I saw a photo of something similar on the Internet, that combined with the picture I had in my head resulted in this. Obviously, the dimensions were built around the size of the mattress set and the height of the knee wall. The slat sections were bought complete, they were being sold as doors for wall locker type units at the home store. I bought bed-specific hardware from Rockler.

-- ~Michael,

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#1 posted 03-30-2011 12:25 AM

Nice bed. I like the design. What wood did you use?

-- Matt -

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#2 posted 03-30-2011 03:51 AM

How many of you sleep on that thing? Do all the “sister wives” fit? All joking aside, great project!

-- Tommy, ---- It's Never Crowded On the Extra Mile.

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#3 posted 03-30-2011 05:33 AM

Nice looking bed.

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#4 posted 05-21-2011 05:14 PM

Really like your style! Glad I looked through your other projects…you’ve done some great work!

-- Robbinscabin,

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#5 posted 11-30-2011 02:42 AM

Great bed design, Elwood! Do you have a plan to share?

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