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#1 posted 12-31-2011 08:26 PM

I just made a bed last spring with 3.5” posts. I debated the same things. I decided that I didn’t want to fuss with the miters becasue it is hard to clamp and I also made it hollow. I have no regrets in how it’s made. I used bed bolt to connect the rails and the bed is solid. If you are concerned about it’s strength you can glue blocks inside were the mortises and bolts are. I ended up makingthe legs with 2 of the sides rabbeted so they fit together with good long grain gluing. after 1/16” round over on the edges you can’t see the glue lines unless you get close and look for them. It is something like what you would do with white oak legs. If you can tell me how to insert a sketchup drawing I can show you my leg.


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