If you haven’t heard the latest Wood Talk episode then you missed me mentioning that I’m about to get started with a new project. Unlike the last couple of “small” weekend projects I posted videos on, this one is a lot different, I’m building my son Aiden a platform bed.
If you’ve been following the show since the beginning (or have been insane enough to go all the way back through the archives) you might remember that several years ago I built Aiden a dresser. I shared part of that building process with everyone, but unfortunately completely failed to document the whole process. I’m not making that mistake this time around, I’m planning on sharing as much of the process to build this bed as is possible.
As soon as I finish writing this post I’m heading into the shop to get started on the first part of the build, the “undercarriage” as I’m calling it. I’m confident this bed is wildly over-engineered (or foolishly under and I’m deluding myself) but I’d rather be safe than sorry and it’s a great excuse to spend more time in the shop and experiment.
For those who are interested, the plan is to make the bed of solid maple for the show pieces and the “undercarriage” will be constructed from poplar. It’s being built for a queen-size mattress with no box-spring, just mattress and a over-sleeping teenage boy.
Again, I’m planning to document AS MUCH as possible of the build and already have the Sketch-up plan worked out for eventual release (and subsequent release if there’s changes down the road as it’s being built).
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