Adelle's Bed

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Project by lobro4 posted 07-14-2016 05:02 PM 1626 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Newly married, starting medical school, new apartment. My daughter has a lot going on. My son-in-law’s parents gave them a King Size Bed for the new place and it needed a bed frame. She did some looking and found a bed she liked and it served as the inspiration for this build.
A standard king mattress is 76”x80” so this was built with the internal size of 78”x82’.
The headboard is 60”x82 1/2”. The foot board is 31 1/2” x 82 1/2”. The side rails are 6” x 82”. The slats are 3/4” x 2” and are supported by blocks in the middle of the span and blocks that are permanent fixed to the side rails—the blocks hold the slats on edge. The top and bottom rails of the Head/Foot boards are 1 1/4” thick and held in by mortise and tenon. the middle three boards are 3/4” thick and are not glued to each other and simply slide in to a long mortise in the posts. The headboard has 5” parts and the footboard has 4” parts. The post are a solid 3 1/2” square. (I was glad to not have to glue up something that size!) I used some bun feet as finials on the posts. I sculpted the top corners by scribing a 3 1/2” circle on the faces and top and sanding to the lines.
Built very inexpensively with Poplar. Sanded to 180. Two coats of General Finishes Dark Brown Water Based dye. 4 coats of Deft Semigloss Spray Lacquer. It took the help of the lucky recipient and my youngest to get things assembled. Thanks, guys!
Thanks for looking.

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 07-15-2016 11:10 AM

Beautiful job on that bed! Good looking piece of furniture!!


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#2 posted 07-16-2016 03:50 PM

Nice work, I will hopefully get started on a bed for our guestroom this fall. Looks great!

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#3 posted 07-20-2016 08:53 AM

Nice work!

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