Build a Mission-style Bed

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Videos in the Series

How to Build a Bed, Introduction

Get an introduction to all of the episodes in this video workshop series and learn a great technique for designing furniture with scale models.

1. Stickley-Style Legs Variation

In the first episode of the series How to Build a build, you'll learn a cost-effective way to create a Stickley-stlyle leg with quarter-sawn white oak on all for sides.

2. Tenons with a Horizontal Router Jig

Learn how to cut a large number of tenons quickly with a cool horizontal router box created by Ernie Conover.

3 Master the Hollow Chisel Mortiser. It's Easy.

Learn how to use a hollow-chisel mortiser to quickly and accurately cut the teons for the headboard and footboard slats, in this episode of How to Build a Bed.

4. Cut Tenons on the Tablesaw

Learn to cut accurate tenons on the tablesaw with a dado set in the final stages of the headboard and footboard construction.

5. Simple Router Jig for Tenons

To cut the tenons on the long bed rails in this episode of How to Build a Bed, Matt demonstrates a simple t-square jig that requires only a router, jigsaw, and basic handtools.

6. How to Install Bed Bolts

Learn how to install traditional bed bolts in this episode of How to Build a Bed, and watch a neat trick for hiding the bolt with a fake through tenon.

7. Final Bed Assembly

See the bed come together in the final episode of How to Build a Bed, and learn some helpful glue-up and assembly tips.

Make a Bed in 60 Seconds

How to make a bed, literally. Watch this silent movie of Matt Berger assemblying his "Morris" Bed, featured in the Video Workshop series How to Build a Bed.

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