|Forum topic by JakeK||posted 09-23-2016 06:27 PM||371 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
09-23-2016 06:27 PM
OK don’t laugh, but i am planning on building a project from Ana White’s plans. My wife found these bed plans online and asked that i make it for my son. Here they are: http://www.ana-white.com/2010/01/plans-how-to-modify-farmhouse-bed-to.html. I am far from an expert woodworker, but i think i am better than the DIY style of screwing and nailing 1x lumber together to make a bed. I wanted to try to maintain the look of the bed that my wife wants (AKA keep the peace) but also change things up so it uses better methods of joinery, etc. I am wondering if you can help me improve on these plans. Here are my initial thoughts.
1) Mortise and tenon the headboard and footboard rails to the posts, or possibly loose tenons/dominos
If i did either of those options, i’m assuming i wouldn’t want to glue the vertical slats in? If not, would the frame be strong enough to prevent racking?
3) I thought i’d use some sort of bed rail fastener that can be attached to the rails and headboard/footboard instead of just screwing it together.
Any other ideas are welcome. Thanks in advance for your help.