|Project by pastorglen||posted 01-15-2012 10:40 PM||3304 views||5 times favorited||15 comments|
This bed project was a “first” for me on several fronts:
- This is my first Kreg Jig project (nothing like jumping right in)
- This is my largest design project
- This is my first drawer project—12 to be exact!
- These drawer fronts were made on the table saw with a cool jig I whipped up
One of the pictures shows that it’s built in parts. The platform is built in three sections. Both sides (17” H x 24” D X 81” L) are identical but opposites (if that makes sense). At the head of the platform is an opening with a door. The rest of the platform has six drawers, for a total of 12 drawers.
The drawer fronts were made on the table saw with a jig that slides over the fence. I’m sure most of you have already done this same thing, but I learned how to do it on this project—and still have all my fingers. It’s all good.
Since this is a queen-sized bed, the spacer in the middle is currently about 13” wide and really just keeps the two side cabinets spaced and in place. I hope to build an additional unit there with one drawer that slides out at the foot of the bed. Even though it’s currently dead space, it’s not really needed at this time. The great thing about the spacer is that it can be increased or decreased as needed. For example, if we ever expand to a king sized bed, I would simply make an enlarged spacer. If we went to a full size bed, I’d make a smaller spacer. Actually, it can even be reduced to two twin sized beds with just a little modification.
The head board is alternating oak boards and oak plywood. The plywood is stepped back 1/4”, which gives it the Arts & Craft look I was aiming for.
This was a GREAT learning project, and I’m already planning a few other pieces for the bedroom to complete the set.
-- Glen, Pennsylvania, Colossians 3:23 "Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men."