Looking to build Lonnie Bird's pencil-post bed featured in the May/June 2006 issue of Fine Woodworking? You can download the detailed, full-size plans for free.

The plan is available as a PDF that measures 36 in. by 48 in. To print the plan full-size download the file and bring it to a copy or service center to have it printed on a plotter. It is also available as a 26-page tiled version that can be printed on a standard printer with 8-1/2 in. by 11 in. paper. Included in the plans are detailed measurements, templates for some components, and a cutlist.

Read Lonnie's article "Build a Pencil-Post Bed" for more information and construction tips. And, watch the video "Examining a Pencil-Post Bed" where Lonnie shows off some notable elements of the bed.

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