|Project by RobG73||posted 03-21-2013 01:07 PM||4208 views||60 times favorited||29 comments|
It is said that imitation is the greatest form of flattery. I was inspired by another bed project on this site and felt confident I could create this for myself. I made a few alterations but kept the basic principle and form from the original.
This is a king size bed and the biggest project of mine to date. I used walnut for the frame and curly maple for the panels. The pictures don’t do justice to the character of the maple. Unlike the original, I had to laminate two boards for the 4X4 posts. I also used an age old bed bolt concept using modern bolts and threaded inserts. Mortise and tenons secure the bedrails into the posts and locked in with the bolts.
The head and foot boards are both one piece glued with mortise and tenon joints on most pieces. The posts are curved and cropped at the top and bottom of each post. Lots-o-sanding after the band saw cut the curve, but worth the effort! I put in a center strut to support the slats. The slats are pine and cut from raw board and not store bought.
I don’t remember all the dimensions, but I can take measurements and post if anyone is interested. In the last picture you can see the matching night stands. I had some left over curly maple and the girlfriend didn’t think we were going to find anything to match back here in the US. BTW made this while over in Germany! I’ll post separate project for the night stands.
Fun project and a lot more involved than I figured but so worth it. And LOTS of sanding! Enjoy.
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