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King Platform Bed, Cherry/Maple

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Project by MRue posted 12-29-2011 10:42 PM 3700 views 15 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wanted to practice my bent laminated skills. I made 2 bends of 1/4” maple/cherry sandwich on a form I made of MDF. I used every clamp I had and every clamp my neighbor had, but I think it came out ok.

I got lucky with some very nicely figured cherry plywood and used figured maple and cherry solid wood as appropriate. This was a design-as-you-go project, so it went slowly

The legs are 2.25” square and I dado’d in the Rockler bedrail connectors. That required making a jig and it was a time consuming task

No box spring on a platform bed, so I designed my own method of slats making 13 of them (or was it 11?) out of 1×4 pine glued & screwed as a “T”. I built in dados (sort of) on the sides of the frame to accept them. The mattress retailer suggested 3” spaces between the slats. To do it again, I would not use pine.. too much sanding, and taking out warps … and used baltic birch. There is also a friction factor that creates squeaks at the intersection of the T and their slots… Parafin helps, but it still need attention





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#1 posted 12-29-2011 11:20 PM

Very Nice work, your works shows time and thought when in to an Hierloom.

-- Marty Ohio

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#2 posted 12-30-2011 01:31 AM

Love it

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#3 posted 12-30-2011 04:47 AM

The design, the wood grain, the contour, the craftsmanship are all superb.

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#4 posted 12-30-2011 11:56 AM

Thats a great looking bed! Nice design.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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superstretch

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#5 posted 01-05-2012 06:51 PM

Gorgeous looking bed.. Just curious tho, is there a reason to use slats instead of dropping down a sheet or two of plywood on some supports?

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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MRue

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#6 posted 01-06-2012 01:29 AM

I’m sure you could use plywood.

The mattress guy expert suggested slats so that the mattress could “breathe” My guess is that breathing is optional in a mattress. But the slats looked interesting and I had no need for a center support because of the structure of the slats.

Mike

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#7 posted 03-10-2012 09:00 PM

Nice work

-- "The Cedar King" https://www.facebook.com/BarroneContracting

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#8 posted 05-06-2014 12:37 PM

Very nice!

-- Nikki

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