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Project by ducky911 posted 11-30-2010 12:06 AM 2766 views 6 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Built this a couple years ago off some internet plans. Had to mod the plans to cal king size from queen.

Large raised panels—-have to be right on—-maple does not bend—made the glue up tricky two person must.


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#1 posted 11-30-2010 01:13 AM

Nice job. I’m working on a CA king size myself. I don’t see the side rails.

-- Router è ancora il mio nome.

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#2 posted 11-30-2010 01:25 AM

I built a cherry sleigh bed that size several years ago, raised panels, very similar. I know how interesting the glue-up is . You’re doing great work.
As for side rails, mine’s a fake. The box spring is on one of those free standing metal frames. The bed frame, pretty much like Bob’s fits around it so you’d never know but the wood structure supports no weight and is under no strain.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#3 posted 11-30-2010 02:55 AM

You caught me.. Mine is a fake also i used a metal frame. ie no creeking this way. Bed could take the load easy but why.

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#4 posted 11-30-2010 03:06 AM

Not a lot of words.

Not a lot of pictures.

But a HECK of a lot of bed :-)

Very nicely done !

-- -- Neil

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#5 posted 12-25-2010 07:02 AM

Nice bed!
I have a question. I’m finishing making my first bed frame. It is a mission style queen. I’ve built the side rails, headboard and foot board. I made super strong 1” rails inside of the bed frame on all four sides (dado, glued and screwed every two inches into the frame).

My thought was the box spring can rest on all 4, inner 1” rails on the insides of the bed frame. Do I NEED to put stretchers for support across the bottom of the box spring space? I figured the box spring is made of wood and could sit inside my bed frame, on the strong edge rails I made. My bed frame is super strong. Am I off base here?

My first bed,

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#6 posted 12-25-2010 06:09 PM

Sorry i do not know. I did not finish that part of the bed and left the bed on existing metal frame.

But if you look at a metal frame setup there are not alot of crossbraces. So i thing that box springs are made tod be self supportive.


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#7 posted 12-25-2010 06:17 PM

Great looking Bed Bob.
I’ve seen folks do what your talking about but if it were me I’d at least put some 3/4” slats every 12-16” so you don’t have to rely on the box spring.


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