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#1 posted 11-23-2015 07:15 PM

It all depends on the equipment you have available. I use mortise and tenon joints for bed construction. Even the bed bolt connections have dry mortise and tenon joints to further support the bed rails.

The main issue with that bed design is the wide solid headboard panel. You will need to allow for wood movement, or the panel will eventually crack. A long groove in the headboad legs could receive the tenoned headboard panel. If you only glue the center 8” of the panel, and let it float at the top and bottom you should be fine. Otherwise you can peg the M&T joints through slotted holes like a breadboard end.

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