|Forum topic by srzsrz||posted 05-26-2014 04:45 AM||988 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
05-26-2014 04:45 AM
This is not exactly “fine furniture” and may be a bit low-brow compared to other stuff on this forum, but I am planning to build a simple platform-type bed and would like people’s opinion on the construction.
The bed needs to have a rather ginormous freestanding headboard that can act as a room divider. I also want to do some sort of integrated night stands, but I haven’t quite figured that out yet. It’s easy to find examples of nice looking night stands, but I find they never have enough storage/surface area. I need room for a CPAP machine, a lamp/alarm combo, my glasses, my wallet, my cell phone, a full sized box of tissues, a book, a bottle of water for refilling the CPAP machine… Yeah, I’ll think about that later.
So here’s what I have. The esthetic is simple but I like it that way.
Here’s the 2×4 frame:
Add some 1×3 slats:
Add some 1×6 reclaimed redwood fence boards:
The idea is that I screw together the frame with 3” screws (does that sound right?) and then nail on the slats and finish boards with a pneumatic nailer (what gauge is appropriate? do people like the HF ones?). Do you guys think it’ll be sturdy? Might it squeak? Can I do something to prevent squeaking?
I’d very much appreciate some feedback before I go off and build this monster.
Happy memorial day!