6 Ways to Build a Bed
Six smart approaches cover almost any bed you can dream up
Synopsis: Often the most important pieces of furniture in the house, beds can be a challenge to build. They are large and bulky, and the joints connecting their headboards and footboards must be bombproof, but also knockdown to allow the bed to be moved. There are many ways to address those construction challenges, though, and many approaches to bed design. We scoured the woodworking world to find six of the best: traditional pencil-post, contemporary pencil-post, frame-and-slats, platform, frame-and-panel, and solid slab construction. No matter what style of bed you are making, you’ll find a technique here that can get the job done.
From Fine Woodworking #220
Beds may be the most important pieces of furniture in the house. Not only do you spend a third of your life in them, but their sheer size makes them the focal point of whatever room they inhabit, and a grand canvas for fine…