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Project by Antti posted 11-28-2021 04:53 PM 1073 views 6 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Frame is beech, the headboard art is cherry, and the slats are ash.

The bed is assembeled using Festool’s hardware and dry 12mm dominos, and of course comes apart.

One design parameter was to make it bomb-proof, as our 15 year old autistic son loves to use our bed as his trampoline. Each of the two legs weights 32kg. I didn’t weight the headboard, but it is definately heavier than that. And the sides are not light either!

I am very happy how it turned out; the floating effect works as I had hoped for, and the idea for the headboard too.

The side tables are same cherry as the ”art” in the headboard, so it might turn to similar dark as it gets some sun. The finish is colorless Osmo oil wax (as always for me).





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#1 posted 11-28-2021 05:06 PM

a nice simple clean design,love that head board.

-- 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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#2 posted 11-28-2021 07:19 PM

Beautifully done. Very neat design – like the clean lines.

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#3 posted 11-28-2021 07:52 PM

I like the design of the head board… so creative and attractive. Can you post photos of your progress with the ‘wave’ design?
And I like the idea that the bed is ‘built like a battleship’.

-- "Faith is a better tool than than fear to process a crisis. Fear views a crisis as a threat. Faith views a crisis as a means for God to work a higher purpose. “

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#4 posted 11-28-2021 09:21 PM

Beautiful… great design and that lighting really shows it off…Very cool…

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#5 posted 11-29-2021 05:56 AM

Can you post photos of your progress with the wave design?

Thank you all for kind comments. Here are some photos of the headboard process. You can also see my professional-level workshop, i.e. backyard and/or the trailer :D

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#6 posted 11-29-2021 05:39 PM

So, you basically get two headboards out of one?

You didn’t expand that, you removed every other piece?

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#7 posted 11-30-2021 02:27 AM

Floating base is cool. Headboard is awesome! Thanks for the extra photos of that process.

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#8 posted 11-30-2021 05:32 AM


So, you basically get two headboards out of one? You didn t expand that, you removed every other piece?

- mtnwild

There is no effing way I will ever make another bed :)
However, before shaping the headboard, I routed two grooves in the backsides of the sacrificial pieces, and drilled a pilot hole in the middle of the groove. That way I can make wall art of the ”scraps”: I’ll screw two horisontal battens behind the pieces, and then screw the whole thing to a wall from the battens.

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#9 posted 12-02-2021 01:25 PM

What you’ve accomplished here is to make a beefy, bomb-proof piece look relatively light. So first, kudos on that design feat. Then there’s the headboard: novel and eye-catching. Great work overall.

-- "As are the things we make, so are we ourselves." - Lin Yutang

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