Farmhouse storage bed components

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Project by Wolfdrool posted 06-19-2013 07:50 PM 2400 views 3 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I posted a farmhouse storage bed earlier today. I have had a few questions on what the bed components look like in more detail. The purpose of this post is to show the individual components better and what the cabinet assemblies look like.

Picture 1 shows two of the box feet prior to finishing. Made from 1×4 stock. About 4 inches by about 15 inches. Finger jointed corners.

Picture 2 shows one of the assembled boxes upside down. The box feet are secured in place with 1-1/4 Kreg screws all around. Drill the pocket holes before assembling the box feet or you won’t have enough room to put your jig in place and drill them later after assembly. Also shown are the cleat support rails with the dowel pin holes drilled. These rails need to be attached to the cabinets so that you have a left side and a right side for the holes to match up. For example, after drilling the holes, you may find that your holes start 3 inches from one end of each rail and stop about 5 inches from the other end. You have to attach the rails to the cabinets so that the 3 inch ends are both at the headboard or both at the footboard so the holes align for placing the cleats.

Picture 3 shows one assembled cabinet with the cleat support rail attached to the cabinet. The rail is attached so that the cross cleats will be flush with the top of the cabinet when supported on the rails.

Picture 4 shows one cabinet right side up sitting on its two box feet. Note how the feet are directly under the interior partitions to transfer loads directly to the floor.

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#1 posted 06-19-2013 08:45 PM

I was going to build a bed frame but you gave me a better idea!! Nice design!!

-- If it ain't broke don't fix it, if you fix it make it better than it has to be.

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#2 posted 06-21-2013 06:43 PM

It looks great and functional. You can never have enough storage. Well done!

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