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Forum topic by sakumar9 posted 06-02-2017 05:55 PM 541 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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sakumar9

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06-02-2017 05:55 PM

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Hi,

I am trying to make this bed as my next project. Can I ask for advise on how to design the splayed legs? I am particularly concerned about the strength so I am not sure what joinery should I be using.

Here is the reference bed with splayed legs: https://d3df8ea8ea59eq.cloudfront.ne...6784/large.jpg

e plan this bed?


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Loren

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#1 posted 06-02-2017 05:59 PM

I would probably do something like a scarf
joint attaching the legs to the platform with
through bolts.

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#2 posted 06-02-2017 06:25 PM

My first thought was build it like a table apron and legs. But that is an extreme angle and all the force will be on the joinery or fasteners, so reinforcement with metal would be a good idea. Not sure, but I look forward to the answers.

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#3 posted 06-02-2017 07:33 PM

The leg extends past the apron till it reaches the bottom of the bed. Any other scenario will fail. Everyone has its own taste but to me the bed looks extremely ugly. (maybe because subconsciously I think about it as a not the strongest design)

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#4 posted 06-02-2017 07:52 PM

I would laminate 3 pieces together (or maybe just a piece of 10/4) and cut out and shape as wanted, then run the skirts into the leg.
Like so,

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#5 posted 06-02-2017 08:31 PM

Well damn, I always splayed the legs after getting in the bed. All these years and now I find out. ;-)

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#6 posted 06-02-2017 08:54 PM

jbay has it right. Just be carefull with the horizontal sports.

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#7 posted 06-02-2017 11:11 PM

Just imagine all the stubbed toes …

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#8 posted 06-03-2017 12:14 AM



Just imagine all the stubbed toes …

- Rick M


That was my first thought too…

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#9 posted 06-03-2017 01:18 AM

If I was considering this I would use a “race track” like leg, either front to back or side to side which would be stronger and, in my opinion, just as appealing.

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