|Forum topic by pnewelljr||posted 05-31-2015 03:25 AM||785 views||1 time favorited||14 replies|
05-31-2015 03:25 AM
I am trying to recreate this bed myself. It is originally made by a company called Muji in Japan. This will be my first furniture project so I am trying to do as much research as possible.
I was able to locate the plans in Japanese here:
The two images on the right are most helpful.
From my basic understanding, I think the following would work:
For the top frame I would need four 1×6 (or 1×8?) pieces of oak hardwood cut to length. I would attach those using a kreg jig (no glue so I can take it apart if needed in the future). I would then attach the support frame to each piece of the top frame (1×2 it looks like?) with a kreg jig and wood glue. Then I would attach four of the metal corner brackets like show in the picture to the support frame corners with a drill. Finally I would attach another piece of 1×1 wood to each side support frame piece with a kreg jig and wood glue to hold the slats.
The headboard I was going to get two pieces of 1×12 and attach them together with glue and a kreg jig and then attach it with something like the metal pieces shows in the pictures.
The feet I think I can just take an oak dowel and cut it into pieces. Not sure on the length or width for those though.
The slats would be easy enough to put together as well.
I am planning on using oak for the top frame, legs and headboard, and pine for the support frame and slats.
My questions are:
1. Is there something significant I am missing that will make this project fail? Will this likely be structurally sounds using this construction method?
2. Any guess on the width and depth of the wood pieces based on the pictures? The top frame I can’t tell if it is 1” or 2” thick. Also if it is 6 or 8 in in width.
3. For the dowel feet, best guess on width and height?
4. What is your best guess at the top frame overhang from the mattress? 3”?
Thanks for any answers!