|Forum topic by Rxmpo||posted 06-09-2013 04:18 AM||656 views||1 time favorited||8 replies|
06-09-2013 04:18 AM
I am in the process of designing a bed for a friend who lives in a small apartment in Manhattan. I tell you this part because setup and breakdown of the bed will be critical for now and for the future when he moves. So I have designed a platform type bed that will be able to be broken down into four main parts (no including slats and center brace). The width of the sides will be 8”.
The thought is to make the internal structure using plywood like a honeycomb and attaching hardwood to the outside of the plywood structures. The top, bottom both sides will each come apart and can be assembled on site. Hardwood will then be added on top of each side and attached, covering the plywood bases. Bookshelf will be added at the head of the bed but not a concern.
My concern and question is about how to go about attaching the hardwood (cherry) around the outside of the frame? I have thought about milling the exterior down to make a thin exterior and gluing it on but concerned about it warping. I thought about keeping the cherry at 3/4’ thickness and screwing in on from the plywood side but not sure. So, I thought I would ask the audience here for their thoughts and ideas about the best way to proceed?
Thanks for the help in advance!