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Forum topic by TEK73 posted 05-15-2022 07:19 PM 510 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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TEK73

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05-15-2022 07:19 PM

Topic tags/keywords: bed joining question

Hi

Anyone know what kind of joinery that could/should be used to build this bed?
Looking to build one, bnot quite sure how to solve the joinery on the corner here.

-- It’s good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end. - Ursula K. LeGuin


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#1 posted 05-15-2022 07:40 PM

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#2 posted 05-15-2022 08:07 PM

For the foot board and head board you want them to be solid. For the sides they need to be knock down. The bed needs to come apart so you can move it. Rockler sells bed hardware.

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#3 posted 05-15-2022 08:13 PM

yeah, you’re not moving that in one piece. Side rails need to come offand
+1 on Rockler

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#4 posted 05-15-2022 09:00 PM

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#5 posted 05-15-2022 09:01 PM

https://www.rockler.com/locking-safety-bed-rail-brackets

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#6 posted 05-15-2022 09:05 PM

As state above, the legs and foot board would become one piece by the use of mortise & tenon, dowels, loose tenons, etc. However, the foot board is pretty wide and may be subject to seasonal expansion and contraction. If you don’t know already, one way to deal with that is to use a mortise & tenon, but glue it only about 1/2 it’s length. Do a little research on the subject if you don’t know about it.
Also, as stated, use bed bolts or other knock down hardware to attach the rails to the foot and head boards.

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#7 posted 05-16-2022 06:53 AM

Thanks, I think I got it now. I was stuck in thinking the legs should be “free” and both the sidebords and the footboard should be mounted afterwards.
I will for sure make the sideboards detatchable. I loooked around and found the same fastners as Rocker has locally awailable here in Norway.
I`ll ponder around it a bit. After your input I found this video, and I think I like tha crafsmanship of this method, even if the rockler hardware of course is very much simpler to innstall. I get a feeling that the end result will be sturdier with this solution.

https://youtu.be/Jx6uvZjjDBk

-- It’s good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end. - Ursula K. LeGuin

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#8 posted 05-25-2022 05:10 PM

If you are married, or living with your significant other, my suggestion is that you follow the guidelines offered here regarding bed hardware that allows the removal of the rails.
My wife is constantly moving furniture-bed included-to change the look of rooms in our house.
Another reason for having a bed frame that breaks down is ease of cleaning under the bed-something else a wife will want to do.
As a woodworker who builds furniture for our house, I make sure my wife is very involved in the design process of any piece.

If you’re single-you can ignore all this advice-LOL!!
Gerry

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#9 posted 05-27-2022 10:30 AM



If you are married, or living with your significant other, my suggestion is that you follow the guidelines offered here regarding bed hardware that allows the removal of the rails.
My wife is constantly moving furniture-bed included-to change the look of rooms in our house.
Another reason for having a bed frame that breaks down is ease of cleaning under the bed-something else a wife will want to do.
As a woodworker who builds furniture for our house, I make sure my wife is very involved in the design process of any piece.

If you re single-you can ignore all this advice-LOL!!
Gerry

- NohoGerry

Wife, fore kids, one dog and two cats…
I’m following he advices and will be making it possible to dissasamble…

I have been wondering if I should just use “simple” hardware like this:

(recommended earlier)

Or more traditional joinery supported by hardware, like this:

I’ll think I go for the latter, as I think it will be more fun to build. The first version for sure will be easier, but it feels a bit like cheeting ;-)

I’m going to create a sketchup model of the bed first, will probably post it here when I’m done…

-- It’s good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end. - Ursula K. LeGuin

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