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Twin Bed and Matching Bookshelf

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Project by Mike_190930 posted 09-18-2021 06:07 PM 615 views 4 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend wanted a twin sized bed frame with storage underneath and a matching bookcase custom designed to fit in a small bedroom. The construction for the bedframe is in four parts: a headboard, footboard, and a frame for six drawers on each side for a total of 12 drawers. The head and footboards are constructed from solid maple with raised panels on the front and maple veneer ply for the side panels. The 3×3 posts hold cleats that mate to the drawer frames. The drawer frames have maple on the outward facing sides and poplar for the inner elements. The drawer frames are fitted with cleats that mate to the head/foot boards to allow the parts to be assembled once in the bedroom. I used full extension ball bearing sliders for the drawers. The bookcase is constructed in a similar manner to the headboard. The finish is five coats of wipe on poly.

-- Huh? Whadaya mean it ain't "measure once cut twice"?





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swirt

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#1 posted 09-18-2021 11:15 PM

That all makes a nice looking ensemble. Well done.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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Andrek

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#2 posted 09-18-2021 11:22 PM

Very nice work, bravo.

-- andrek

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pottz

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#3 posted 09-18-2021 11:50 PM

beatiful work,a real nice set.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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awsum55

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#4 posted 09-19-2021 02:35 AM

Very attractive, well designed and a lot of work. That’s a great way to make a lot more storage space in a small room.

-- John D, OP, KS

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Vicki

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#5 posted 09-19-2021 02:52 AM

Awesome job! Love all the storage and the design details are amazing.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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recycle1943

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#6 posted 09-19-2021 11:32 AM

That is quite the one of a kind bed and side stand. The bed construction appears to be able to handle any and all jumping and bouncing all the kids can do.

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#7 posted 09-19-2021 01:54 PM

No small feat this was… Very nice, well done.

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JimYoung

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#8 posted 09-19-2021 03:29 PM

Lots of nice design elements in that set. I like your drawer arrangement.

What is the height of the mattress frame?

-- -Jim, "Nothing says poor craftsmanship more than wrinkles in your duck tape"

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JimYoung

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#9 posted 09-19-2021 03:30 PM

A lot of nice design elements in that set. I like your drawer arrangment.

What is the height of the mattress frame?

-- -Jim, "Nothing says poor craftsmanship more than wrinkles in your duck tape"

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Mike_190930

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#10 posted 09-19-2021 03:56 PM



A lot of nice design elements in that set. I like your drawer arrangment.

What is the height of the mattress frame?

- JimYoung

The mattress frame is 23 inches from the floor. I tried to talk him into a little lower profile, but he insisted that the drawers had to be 8 inches deep in two rows. With framing and floor clearance it worked out to 23.

-- Huh? Whadaya mean it ain't "measure once cut twice"?

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BlueRidgeDog

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#11 posted 09-19-2021 07:24 PM

Well done. Personally, I would have done one row of 10”, but taste is the rule. I have a bed coming up for a guest room and this has me thinking about storage.

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AHPDEB

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#12 posted 09-20-2021 04:19 AM

Superb craftsmanship, you can feel proud of this project

-- Andries - South Africa

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ohwoodeye

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#13 posted 09-20-2021 03:47 PM

Very nice. The extra storage is a beautiful thing.
Well done.

-- "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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BurlyBob

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#14 posted 09-25-2021 02:37 AM

Really fine workmanship and design.

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