|Project by Grumpy||posted 09-14-2008 06:16 AM||8723 views||8 times favorited||37 comments|
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