|Forum topic by Mobius||posted 04-24-2011 10:32 PM||2294 views||1 time favorited||2 replies|
04-24-2011 10:32 PM
I’m trying to design a bed so I don’t have to go out and spend $1000 for the same thing in MDF at a furniture store. However, I’m having a bit of trouble visualizing how stable my bed will be. I could go all out and reinforce the heck out of it, but I’m trying to get as stable a platform as possible using as little lumber as possible.
Below is my current (5th or so) revision. I did away with 4×4 corner blocks, hoping that extending the 2×12 legs all the way to the end rails will be stable enough. Was this a mistake, or do you think the bed will still be laterally stable enough so the legs don’t buckle under the weight of a mattress and two sleepers?
Also, I should note that I’d like to be able to disassemble this sucker fairly easily if/when I move, so I’m considering careful placement of bolts
Here’s another option, with a corner support block. This method might allow me to better hide a bed bolt, if that is even necessary for added stability.