While kicking around downtown Austin Tx recently my wife and I wandered into a well known Design store, and we found a bed we both liked ($4700.00 tag ) and as we were talking about it, I commented “I could / would like to build that” as one does. The wife without pause says “get to it”. Well I did get to it, and this is the result.

I built this over the past eight or so weeks, on weekends and nights. It became something of a second job, as I always seemed to want to get to the next bit before quiting for the night or weekend. I just couldn’t let it go. This was a challenging build as I have limited shop space. I built a 75″ x 80″ queen size bed in basically a one car garage. Things got a bit crowded.

It is constructed of primarily of Oak and Cedar with some “lesser” materials, birch plywood, pine, and douglas fir, making up the inside frame / carcass. It features six drawers, 3 on either side, constructed of Cedar. Each drawer is capable of holding 75 lbs. The drawers have soft close glides, a really nice feature. Much of the cutting / shaping of the pieces was done by hand. Repetitious pieces were cut  / milled with machinery. Little or no hardware was used except for the drawer glides and bed frame hangers. The joinery is simple and effective.

The Cat is optional.

 

2 Comments

  1. Lyn! That is really gorgeous. Nice work my friend.

  2. A work of art, Lyn! Reminds me of the back East workmanship by Stickley bros.

    commission for a headboard to replace my dreadful one? Something to hold my books and lamp looking good and maybe also kleenex and hand lotion etc not in plain sight?

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