Shaker Beds

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Project by DustyMark posted 10-12-2012 03:12 AM 1213 views 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

Four beds completed between 1990 and 2012. The cherry beds are twin size and I have a set of bunk bed posts that I laminated from four layers of cherry. All of the other parts from the two twin beds recycle into the bunk bed. I don’t have a picture handy of that conversion. My boys only used it that way for about six years.
All of these beds feature a series of maple slats held in place by three strips of jute back webbing and staples. That eliminates the need for a box spring. Legs are held to rails with 3/8” diameter bed bolts. This is jungle-gym sturdy furniture.

I made a full-size, cherry guest bed using the exact same style.

The third photo is of a pine bed I made for my step daughter, 2012, before I had my current shop fully operational. My 200 volt tools were waiting on 220 volt circuits. I laminated the posts out of clear pine from Lowe’s. I elected to not turn the posts since she wanted the project…NOW. The proportions are off since it is designed to store 18-gallon Rubbermaid storage containers under it in a crowded apartment. This bed uses plywood instead of slats to better support a TempurPedic mattress. She likes it.

-- Mark, Minnesota

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#1 posted 11-04-2012 07:06 PM

Mark, that is one nice bed you made. Very good wood used and nice friendly design. Keep on woodworking and sharing your work!!..................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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