i’ve been building this contemporary bed for about 2 weeks now and I finally have something work posting. This bed is built out of a combination of plywood and poplar as it is to be painted. It has 6 drawers under the piece as well. So to start off The actual bed area where the drawers are is made out of plywood made in a very similar manner to cabinets. More or less it is just 3 cabinets that are screwed together so they can be taken apart later if Need be.
As you can see in this picture I’ve already started fitting the drawers that are just made out of poplar. The customer wanted the drawers to be large to maximize the space but he couldn’t justify the cost of the deep drawer slides so we ended up going with just regular drawers.
but as you can see there is something that looks like a compartment at the end. What that is is more or less a full extension for drawers. If you are doing a very large drawer this is the best way to give it full extension without using drawer slides. That little compartment will never be seen as the drawer stops will be placed to stop at the first divider. Therefore a larger drawer will have a good foot still remaining inside the bed when it is fully extended to the extent of its holding capacity.
also if you notice how the bottom is a different wood. Since its a drawer bottom its not a big deal but it was the best stuff that I could find for the drawer bottoms. It was 15 dollars a sheet and has one face which is flawless. It’s a good deal.
well that’s all I have for now. Maybe there will be more saturday or sunday when I start to fit and finish the face frames for the bed as well as the head and foot board which are to come as well.