Bed Design Help

  • Advertise with us

« back to Designing Woodworking Projects forum

Forum topic by jdubs77 posted 06-29-2015 04:10 AM 811 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View jdubs77's profile


7 posts in 2354 days

06-29-2015 04:10 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question design plan bed loft bed

I’m working on designing a loft bed for my daughter that would have a desk underneath. I was considering doing frame and panel around the outside of the bed, but am caught up on how to attach the panels to the posts (2 1/4” square hardwood). Would it be considered bad design if the rails had both a mortise to attach the stiles, and a tenon to attach to the posts? Are there other problems that could possibly come up this way?

-- John, Illinois

2 replies so far

View jerryminer's profile


962 posts in 2730 days

#1 posted 06-29-2015 06:46 AM

I think you’ll be ok. I would run the rails long and the stiles short. Make the tenons on the stiles somewhat short—-and with a haunch:

-- Jerry, making sawdust professionally since 1976

View AandCstyle's profile


3306 posts in 3546 days

#2 posted 06-29-2015 10:51 PM

JDubs, I am not certain that I understand your question, but I did this sofa using stub tenons to secure the frame stiles to the legs and floating tenons to attach the main rails to the legs. PM me if questions. HTH

-- Art

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics