Need help with wood working plans on how to build a bed from scratch

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06-22-2009 06:30 PM

Topic tags/keywords: bed build woodworking plans

Can anyone help me design my own plans to build a very similiar bed to the one below. I want to do this myself from scratch.

Queen Bed
Overall: 66’’ wide x 86’’ deep x 50’’ high
Headboard: 50’’ high x 4.5’’ deep x 66” wide
Footboard: 21’ high x 4.5’’ deep x 66” wide
Clearance from head/footboard to floor: 7’‘
Clearance from side rails to floor: 7’‘
Interior: Fits standard queen mattress

Headboard and footboard are solid kiln-dried mahogany. Side rails are mahogany and mahogany veneer over MDF. MDF, a man-made fiberboard consisting of wood fibers and resin binders, is known for its strength and stability, and is commonly used as a base for veneers. It features uniform consistency with no knots, and while it has about the same density as medium-weight hardwood, it is structurally more stable. It won’t crack, and finishes adhere well to it, which results in a smooth end coat. Kiln drying is a process that removes moisture from wood and ensures that it will not split, warp, crack or mildew. Platform-support slats are solid hardwood. Finished on all sides with multi-step hand-applied Antique Honey stain with lacquer finish.

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#1 posted 06-22-2009 06:59 PM

by Bill Hylton

This is a great book and has everything in it, beds, tables, racks, shelves, cases, anything…

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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