I want to start making a bed, which will be very simple with clean lines. it will be, basically a timber frame of 8” x 2”.
However, I want the corner joints to be clean – no bed bolts or other such fasteners visible.
Does anyone have any ideas on what sort of joint I should use – mitre (if so how do you reinforce the corner)butt, box, dovetail?
I am drawn to a box-joint but, because the pieces of timber will be so large (Queen size bed), they will have to be cut by hand as it will be impossible to use a table saw or router jig. However, I can’t find any advice on how to cit accurate box joints by hand. I have just completed some by hand for my workbench. While they are structurally sound they are not the most elegant.
-- Max, New Zealand