|Project by Drew - Rock-n H Woodshop||posted 02-23-2013 12:15 AM||5877 views||4 times favorited||8 comments|
Back in October my wife and I bought a sleep number bed after sleeping on a “hard as a rock” mattress. Because of the holidays and gift making it caused a problem with finishing my bed. I started this project in November and it was an on and off project for months. After having tons of back pain with our old mattress my wife finally gave me the ultimatum of finishing this bed. “Honey, if you don’t want to spend 100% of your time in your shop, then FINISH MY BED!” That’s all it took. Although I really love my shop, I don’t like the cold during the winter.
It is constructed of Oak ply and poplar. I constructed it in a modular fashion so it can be easily moved or stored if needed. It sits on a riser that functions as toekick that is 6 inches high. The drawer boxes are 22” deep with full extension drawer slides for the drawers. The bottom of each drawer box has locator blocks in several places to help with an easy assembly. Once in place, they are screwed together. The end of the bed has an end cap that serves solely as a decorative cover which gives the illusion that drawer fronts wrap all the way around the bed. The void is filled with three connector cleats. This allows for the air compressor for the sleep number to fit between the drawer boxes. Then there is 2 platforms to cover it all so the mattress can sit flat. I have found that this design holds up really well and is so much easier to move and assemble.
My wife is very happy with the results and the sleep number bed is a great mattress. Her back pain is completely gone as is mine. Thanks for looking.
-- Drew -- "I cut it twice and it's still too short!"- Rock-n H Woodshop - Moore, OK