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514 Platform Bed No. 3 “The legs have it”

November 17, 20131 Comment

platform bed legs in place
It doesn’t matter how amazing the joinery or how beautiful the stock is that I’m working with, if this bed doesn’t have a decent set of legs upon which to stand, it’s not worth the effort as far as I’m concerned.

At 3-1/2” square, the ideal stock for making these legs might be straight-grain 16/4 maple, but for mine they’re being made from laminated pieces of 8/4.

And while these aren’t pretty in their design, their chunky style and solid construction ensure they’ll stand the test of time or Vanderlists…whichever is worse.

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  1. Mark Loughran says:

    HI Matt

    Fantastic video!!! The bed looks really nice, thanks for all the amazing content!!

    Just wondering, did you consider putting the tapers to the outside edges, or would that have looked too weird?

    Best wishes
    Mark

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