|Project by MRue||posted 12-29-2011 10:42 PM||4663 views||16 times favorited||8 comments|
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