Apparently I’ve got the itch to get this thing well and designed, so I’ve spent a good bit of time since yesterday in SketchUp working out some details – mainly with the drawers. Attached are some more images that show where I’m at. The materials shown were chosen really quickly just to give the model some more texture and I added in a figure to give a better idea of scale.
I hope the exploded view gives a clearer idea of the my next challenge, which is to figure out how to attach everything so that the bed is both stable and knockdown. I am also worried about the strength of the main support boxes. I’ve tried to remove as much mass as I could for both weight and cost reasons, but I’m not sure how much needs to remain for strength. To give an idea, the thinnest bits of the drawer bay walls are 1/2” thick.
Finally, I put this together in SketchUp using all nominal dimensions. Any thoughts on how that will affect construction? Do I need to recreate it being more mindful of actual dimensions?