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I built this bed from Jatoba. The only fasteners are to connect the rails to the head and foot. Bed weighs approx. 350lbs
-- Patrick Craven (BCWoodworking of NC)
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#1 posted 12-27-2011 06:57 AM
Well done. Hardwood is wonderful but heavy. A life long possession to someone. Thank you for sharing.
-- The works of evil people are not the problem. It is the "Good" people standing by and watching not speaking up. Dubsaloon
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#2 posted 02-08-2012 05:50 AM
am new to woodworking so i apologize for my simple questions. so when you say fasteners does that make the bed easy to break down? is this on flats or is there a box spring underneath? did you use 2×8 for side and footboards? and finally how did you attach the footboard legs to footboard?
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#3 posted 02-08-2012 05:58 AM
That’s a super looking bed great job.
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#4 posted 02-08-2012 11:56 AM
msyogi123 First off welcome to the site and if everyone on this site is truthful we have all asked questions thats how we llearn.Yes if I could have gotten bed in the house without fasteners I would not have used them. I try not to use any type of fasteners in my projects unless I have no other methods. I love the old jointing methods.Box spring on slates that are mortised into the rails. The whole bed was made using Mortise and tendon joints or mortise and loose tendons. Fill free to contact me anytime with questions. Since your new to wood working I have found that small boxes like keepsake and jewelary boxs are real skill builders, I am self taught and Learn lots from these.
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