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jdubs77

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06-29-2015 04:10 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question design plan bed loft bed

I’m working on designing a loft bed for my daughter that would have a desk underneath. I was considering doing frame and panel around the outside of the bed, but am caught up on how to attach the panels to the posts (2 1/4” square hardwood). Would it be considered bad design if the rails had both a mortise to attach the stiles, and a tenon to attach to the posts? Are there other problems that could possibly come up this way?

-- John, Illinois


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#1 posted 06-29-2015 06:46 AM

I think you’ll be ok. I would run the rails long and the stiles short. Make the tenons on the stiles somewhat short—-and with a haunch:

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#2 posted 06-29-2015 10:51 PM

JDubs, I am not certain that I understand your question, but I did this sofa using stub tenons to secure the frame stiles to the legs and floating tenons to attach the main rails to the legs. PM me if questions. HTH

-- Art

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