|Forum topic by TravistheNewb||posted 01-13-2016 09:55 PM||572 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
01-13-2016 09:55 PM
I’m building a log bed for my son from eastern red cedar I cut at my parents’ farm. It’s a loft-style bed so he can have a “reading nook” underneath it, and because climbing a ladder into bed is just plain fun. It has a house shape to it both because my wife wanted it to, and so we can throw a blanket over top and “camp” from time to time.
The plan is for the bed to be able to break down into a few pieces- I’ll lash the house pieces, so they’ll come apart easily. The headboard and footboard will each be a solid piece, as will the safety rails on the long sides. The platform on which the mattress sits will be a solid piece as well. My difficulty is in determining how to attach the main platform rails to the corner posts in a way that easily knocks down but doesn’t leave a giant, visible hole in each post for a bed bolt. Here’s my diagram:
I’ve never taken on a project of this kind so if you see any other flaws or opportunities for improvement, I’d like to hear them. I don’t have almost any extra lumber, so I’d like to get this right the first time.