Arts and Crafts ‘Morris’ Bed
I’ve been meaning to build a bed for years after suffering with just a mattress and futon frame. This summer I decided it was time for an upgrade, so I built this bed.
I came up with the plans by deconstructing a Morris Chair that sits in my bedroom. I scaled the thickness and width of the parts to better suit the dimensions of a queen-sized bed.
I convinced the editors to let me capture the build on video and produced a Video Workshop series that’s currently airing for FineWoodworking.com members. You can watch a preview here, where I also show off the miniature models I made before coming up with a working project plan.
P.S. If you have any questions after watching the video feel free to post them here…
The Morris Bed, based on the classic Morris Chair design.
Detail of the faux through tenon, which conceals the bed-bolt hardware.
The slats, legs, cap, and corbels all mimic the elements of a Morris Chair.
I settled on the bed dimensions by building 1/8 scale models.