King Bed

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Project by txzonkers posted 11-18-2014 04:03 PM 2126 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After going out and shopping for a bed frame I was very frustrated with the quality and price of items. I don’t mind paying for something well built but most of what i was seeing was not to my standard. i decided to make my own from a dare from my wife ( she is also my biggest fan). I made this bed from walnut and oak. The sides have a half circle of inlay-ed walnut which you can’t see very well from the pictures. This has been the best bed my wife and I have ever had. Very solid. I will never buy another bed again. First time in my 50+ years I have enjoyed laying in my bed. Either I am getting old or it really is comfortable.

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#1 posted 11-18-2014 04:12 PM

Nice work, I know the feeling and some times you just need to do it yourself to be happy, I don’t mind paying, but give me something in exchange, Bravo for the accomplishment and you gain a fan in the process, ain’t that sweeeet…

-- andrek

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#2 posted 11-18-2014 04:13 PM

Thank you very much.

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#3 posted 11-18-2014 06:58 PM

Very nice.
How did you attach the rails to the legs and headboard?

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#4 posted 11-18-2014 07:13 PM

Very nice work… I too would like to know how you attached the rails to the headboard and footboard.

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#5 posted 11-18-2014 07:19 PM

From side to side I did Mortice and tenon joint. I also added pocket hole screws to and covered them up with their plugs. From head to toe I bought the bed connects at Rockler. They seem to be okay. I made them very tight when they connected. Like I said this bed is so solid. It makes no noise when you turn over. Thanks for looking.

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#6 posted 11-19-2014 02:11 AM

Very nice.

-- Dan, TN

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