Bed with drawer storage

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Project by smartalecg posted 04-05-2013 at 01:12 AM 3424 views 30 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finished this bed last winter, but thought I would share with the community. Its maple/mahogany combo, and the headboard is removable from the base. There are no screws in the whole bed assembly except to hold the handles that have been added to the drawers since these pictures were taken. Let me know what you think!

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#1 posted 04-05-2013 at 03:33 AM

Great looking bed!

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

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#2 posted 04-05-2013 at 03:46 AM

I really like the wood combo..and the legs. Spectacular build!

-- Bevy - NH

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#3 posted 04-05-2013 at 05:12 AM

This is just the kind of bed I was planning to make when I had the needed tools, but without the drawers.

The wood combination is beautiful.

Great job!


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#4 posted 04-05-2013 at 06:53 AM

looks awesome, very clean look

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#5 posted 04-05-2013 at 09:51 AM

Very nice looking.

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#6 posted 04-05-2013 at 02:05 PM

That’s a nice looking bed

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#7 posted 04-05-2013 at 02:49 PM

I’m guessing from the slat arrangement that you dont use a box springs? The mattress just sits on the slats?

Nice…. It’s pretty much what the wife wants me to build.

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#8 posted 04-05-2013 at 03:03 PM

Nice Build and choice of wood – I really like the curve to the leg

-- Rob V

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#9 posted 04-05-2013 at 04:44 PM

Thanks for all the great comments guys! Joe, you are correct. I do not use a box spring, just a mattress. Also, thanks everyone for making me part of the Daily Top 3! I’ve been checking out projects for the past few days and this is a great community of builders. Glad to be a part of it.

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#10 posted 04-05-2013 at 09:32 PM


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#11 posted 04-05-2013 at 11:10 PM

Very nice ! Can you give a few details about how the headboard is attached ?

-- Vjeko Balas - Croatia

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#12 posted 04-06-2013 at 11:24 AM

Vjeko, I used these for the headboard attachment, 2 on each side to make sure it was strong and supportive. They’re not visible, which is nice.

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#13 posted 04-08-2013 at 06:40 AM

Are the slabs loose over the rails? Isn’t it a bit noisy?


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#14 posted 04-08-2013 at 09:20 AM

A fine looking bed! Like the beautiful design and wood combination, love the storage underneath. Great job!


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#15 posted 04-10-2013 at 08:07 AM

This is a nice design, and I especially like the storage underneath. How do you attach the drawer runners and supports so you can disassemble the bed?

My wife has already made some “not so subtle” hints about the design, so I would like to start drawing something up for “approval”... LOL

Great job.


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