Category: Frame and Panel Bed

Naomi’s Bed Frame: Part 4

“Odd Bits and Finishing”

When I think of “Odd Bits” I usually think of the Metzgete in Switzerland, which is a short time in the Autumn where they specifically serve all the parts of the pig that aren’t considered “fine cuts”. Something I look forward to…… But that’s not why we’re here :-). There remain some last bits of construction on the bed before the end game of surface prep and oil/wax.

Naomi’s Bed Frame: Part 3

Frame and Panels

Minus the pyramid shape on the top rail, this is a decent representation of what I’m after for the frame and panels. And the wood won’t be so dark…..

Naomi’s Bed Frame: Part 2

“Nice Joint Mister……”

Okay, so it won’t be this pretty (or maybe it will?), but I hope to do a passable job. All the joints of a wooden bed frame are important, but the one that connects the side rails to the front and rear legs must be strong. And in this case strong, simple and reliable.

Naomi’s Bed Frame, Part 1

To date, I’ve only built substantial furniture pieces for my two sons; part of the reason was necessity. When Bruce moved into an apartment with friends and not a single one of them had anything to eat dinner on, I built him a Trestle Table. In 2020, my son Alan was being shipped by the Army back stateside and if I was going to build anything, it had to be done in time for the movers, so he got a Coffee Table, matching End Tables, and a Blanket Chest. And now……

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