Building a bed

completed bed

I know…lots of people have beds like this, but I like the idea and thought I’d give it a try. Before starting however, I took several measurements to confirm two things:

1) That the bed I had in mind would fit in the room

2) The completed bed could actually be brought into the room

Due to the floor plan of our house, satisfying condition 2 would require the bed to be built in sections. Seems simple enough, but I also figured if I was building this in sections, why not make them light-weight, so they could be handled by one person?

Which is precisely what I did, as you can see in the following pictures:

sections

sections joined

The frames and the moulding on the headboard were made from cherry. The headboard and drawers are 1/2 inch Baltic birch plywood. The drawer fronts are also Baltic birch, and I used some maple left over from another project for the moulding on those.

I went a bit over-the-top and used half-blind dovetails on the drawers, as shown below:

drawer details

 

 

 

 

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2 comments on “Building a bed
  1. Vic Cecere says:

    Having a bed like that may be true, but not made like this one. Beautiful use of wood to accent each element in the design. In other words WOW!

    Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone

  2. Curt says:

    Vic…glad you like it. I actually built it in 2014 shortly after I came back from Israel, but for some reason never got around to posting anything about it here.

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