King Size Single Bed

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Project by Grumpy posted 2176 days ago 8303 views 8 times favorited 37 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is the King size single bed I just completed for my eldest grandaughter. The Bed Head & Bed End are mortise & tenon Joinery (Beadlock loose tenon system). There are two drawer cabinets underneath with 3 drawers in each.
sketchup was of great assistance because there were several items to fit together. I could look from different angles as well as on top & underneath.

The drawer cabinets were biscuit jointed with minimal fixings which were around the wheel assembly. The wheels are at each end of the cabinets & allow for the occasional need to pull the cabinets out for cleaning. a small foot is at each end to level the cabinet.

The cabinets are locked in place with wooden rods through the bed frame (not shown)

The Drawers are dovetail jointed with fronts added separately. This allowed for fine alignment & spacing.

The end posts were fluted for more visual effect

A mat poly finish was applied to the slats.

And here is the finished product

One happy grandaughter & big a kiss and cuddle for Grumpy.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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Dan'um Style

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#1 posted 2176 days ago

beautiful job. Lots of nice details. very well done posting. Love the pink blanket.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#2 posted 2176 days ago

Great bed Grumpy. Looks like a nice storage solution as well. Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#3 posted 2176 days ago

Wow, Grumpy, you did a great job on this! Great pictures too.

-- Martin, Kansas

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Douglas Bordner

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#4 posted 2176 days ago

Great bed and storage solution. Good for you about the ”One happy grandaughter & big a kiss and cuddle for Grumpy.”

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#5 posted 2176 days ago

Great looking bed! What size is a king size single bed? You did a beautiful job on this piece. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#6 posted 2176 days ago

wow !! very nice grumpy . great craftsmanship , i envy your sketchup skills . very nice post ! thx

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#7 posted 2176 days ago

Nice work Grumpy. Not just the same old same old. I really need to sit down one of these days and learn sketchup. It seems to be of great benefit.

-- Michael R. Harvey - Brewster, NY - - -

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#8 posted 2175 days ago

A very nice design for a bed and you have finished it so well. Your sketches show how much efforts you have taken to make the bed perfect. Thanks for several pictures.

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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Bob A in NJ

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#9 posted 2175 days ago

Wow, Grumpy, you spent as much time designing it as you did building it and it shows! She must be thrilled. Great project. It’s so nice we can use our talents to share with those we love.

-- Bob A in NJ

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#10 posted 2175 days ago

I had never heard of a king size single bed before.

A very unique design, & well crafted, with many features.

Thanks for showing the additional pictures.

Your Granddaughter will cherish this gift of love, for many years.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#11 posted 2175 days ago


A great design, and wonderful execution. Nice job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#12 posted 2175 days ago

What can I say that hasn’t been said? Great job, Grumpy.

Oh, by the way, are you sure there are enough slats to support the mattress and box spring? (As my grandfather used to say, anything worth building is worth overbuilding.) :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#13 posted 2175 days ago

Hi Grumpy;

Fantastic job.

You certainly have learned your way around in sketchup.

The workmanship on both the bed and the finish is terrific.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#14 posted 2175 days ago

Hey Grumpy, you did a king size build on this bed. It looks great

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#15 posted 2175 days ago

Wow !
That came out great Grumpy!
I bet your granddaughter will love that bed twenty years from now too as well as its made..

I need to set my sights on learning Sketch Up more.
It looks like it was quite a help.

Thanks for giving us a look.

-- Having fun...Eric

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