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12 drawer Maple captains bed

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Project by EandS posted 10-10-2011 10:02 PM 3192 views 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This piece was made for a customer in KS out of hard Maple. It has pine drawers on wood runners. The pulls were hand made out of solid maple as well.
They are using only a mattress so I was concerned about strength and the mattress sagging. I developed a truss system between the drawers to give it great strength.
It was sprayed with a semi gloss poly

-- ~ eandscarpentryandwoodworking.com ~





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workerinwood

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#1 posted 10-11-2011 03:11 PM

Nice work!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#2 posted 10-11-2011 06:42 PM

looks great. it’d be nice to see more of what it’s like inside – what sort of support for the mattress etc..

-- Josh - Jacksonville, FL, http://jubinsky.wordpress.com

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alejandro

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#3 posted 07-18-2013 10:56 PM

se ve muy bien , y es bonito

-- alejandro Tepoz

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#4 posted 02-16-2014 04:48 PM

i’ve mostly seen platform beds, for mattress only use, with a plywood panel top surface. In fact, there’s one in my bedroom right now, and another I set up for my son’s place. Anyway, i would also be interested in what you did inside, and how the mattress does with that cross0hatch style support grid.

BTW, very nice wood work!
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