I plan to build a queen size captian’s bed of walnut. I plan that the rails will be attached only to the head and foot boards. The drawers will float off the floor. I am trying to minimize the bulky appearance of a conventional captian’s bed.
What would be your recommendation regarding the minimun height and associated thickness of the rails?
Would laminating the rails contribute to the strength and stability? By that I mean if the rails are, for example ,1 1/2 inch thick would it be an advantage to laminate three 1/2 inch lenghts?
I have suitable vacuum weneering equipment and would use a thermosetting adhesive to prevent creep.