Friday, November 21, 2014

California King Size Walnut Bed, Part 2

I made the plans, and decided to add a headboard after all.

This is how it will look like:

The headboard is going to be made of a miter-jointed frame with a board inside that's made of 3/4 inch walnut boards jointed together.  All joined with biscuits and glue.

NOTE: The measurements shown in these screens are not 100% accurate.  I made changes to those during the build of the bed.  Please don't use as a reference.

The rails are going to be made of 2x4 fir:

Bottom view:

Side boards:

Foot board:


Sunday, November 9, 2014

California King Size Walnut Bed, Part 1

I made some quick sketches for a very simple design using 2x4's and solid walnut.

I wasn't sure whether to have the mattress rest on the actual walnut boards or tucked in, but I think I'll go with the latter (which is, the left sketch):

I started by planning all the boards to 1 1/4 inch thick,

That made a lot of chips

Then I jointed all the edges.  I don't have a jointer large enough to do this, so I just did it on the table saw.  It's good enough for what I need it to be,

That's all of the 2x4s:

8 feet is as long as I can rip in my small shop...

Finally, I sanded everything to 220 grit for now.  I'll do up to 300 later,

That's all the boards ready.  I don't have the mattress yet, but once I have it, I'll cut everything to its final dimensions and assemble it, in part 2.