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Offline gearhound

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King-size walnut bed frame
« on: February 12, 2020, 10:46 AM »
Just finished up my 1st bed frame build. Used the df500 to attach the rails to the head/foot boards and Rockler hardware to make it easy to take apart: https://www.rockler.com/heavy-duty-wrought-steel-bed-rail-fasteners-4-pack-select-size.
Used over-sized mortises on the top/bottom of the headboard to allow for seasonal expansion of the panel after posting on here about the best way to do it: https://www.festoolownersgroup.com/festool-how-to/accounting-for-wood-movement-in-a-headboard/msg599968/#msg599968

Glad to have this build completed!




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Offline Dogberryjr

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Re: King-size walnut bed frame
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2020, 11:10 AM »
It's gorgeous.

Offline ultane

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Re: King-size walnut bed frame
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2020, 12:56 PM »
What a great job!
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Offline jobsworth

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Re: King-size walnut bed frame
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2020, 08:20 PM »
beautiful

Offline VirTERM

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Re: King-size walnut bed frame
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2020, 08:32 PM »
Just finished up my 1st bed frame build. Used the df500 to attach the rails to the head/foot boards and Rockler hardware to make it easy to take apart: https://www.rockler.com/heavy-duty-wrought-steel-bed-rail-fasteners-4-pack-select-size.
Used over-sized mortises on the top/bottom of the headboard to allow for seasonal expansion of the panel after posting on here about the best way to do it: https://www.festoolownersgroup.com/festool-how-to/accounting-for-wood-movement-in-a-headboard/msg599968/#msg599968

Glad to have this build completed!


What a beauty

Offline Jiggy Joiner

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Re: King-size walnut bed frame
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2020, 02:58 AM »
Very nice  [thumbs up]

Offline Precision Dogs

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Re: King-size walnut bed frame
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2020, 03:22 AM »
Great job!
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Offline Cheese

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Re: King-size walnut bed frame
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2020, 09:23 AM »
Nice job, love the details/proportions.  [big grin]

How thick are the side rails, 1" thick or greater?

Offline gearhound

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Re: King-size walnut bed frame
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2020, 09:53 AM »
Thanks guys, appreciate the kind words!


@Cheese the side rails were milled from rough 5/4 stock and ended up being .93inch thick.

Offline Euclid

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Re: King-size walnut bed frame
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2020, 03:31 PM »
That is very elegant, gearhound; I trust you are delighted with it - and justly proud of it too!

Offline Richard/RMW

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Re: King-size walnut bed frame
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2020, 04:16 PM »
Very nice and something I'd like to do.

Any shots available with the mattress in it, that I might use to gain upper management (SWMBO) approval?

Thanks,

RMW
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Offline neilc

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Re: King-size walnut bed frame
« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2020, 11:06 PM »
Wow!  Great design. 

Do you happen to have a drawing / model you could share?  Starting to think about building a king size bed in walnut!


Offline martin felder

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Re: King-size walnut bed frame
« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2020, 03:56 PM »
Really nice!  Now time to install the baseboard, yes? Perhaps some crown and upgraded door casing to have the room be worthy of that nice bed  :)

Trim has been on my mind lately as that is my current project.

Offline gearhound

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Re: King-size walnut bed frame
« Reply #13 on: February 16, 2020, 08:52 PM »
Really nice!  Now time to install the baseboard, yes? Perhaps some crown and upgraded door casing to have the room be worthy of that nice bed  :)

Trim has been on my mind lately as that is my current project.

Thanks! Yeah, I need to get the trim installed. I laid the hardwood flooring and have been putting off installing new baseboards. My wife just finished re-painting the room tonight, so I'm going to have to get rolling on it soon unfortunately. Any suggestions for specific crown/door-casing/baseboards to source?




Offline gearhound

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Re: King-size walnut bed frame
« Reply #14 on: February 16, 2020, 08:59 PM »
Wow!  Great design. 

Do you happen to have a drawing / model you could share?  Starting to think about building a king size bed in walnut!

Very nice and something I'd like to do.

Any shots available with the mattress in it, that I might use to gain upper management (SWMBO) approval?

Thanks,

RMW


Thanks guys! I'll try to get a shot of the bed all made up in the morning. I unfortunately don't have a model or any drawings...I'm terrible at sketchup so I actually just made a full scale mockup of the bed from construction grade timber and we ended up using it for a few months and tweaked with the dimensions. I really need to commit to learning sketchup as I've now got full scale mockups of chairs/benches/and a bed!

Offline Cheese

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Re: King-size walnut bed frame
« Reply #15 on: February 17, 2020, 08:54 AM »
.....so I actually just made a full scale mockup of the bed from construction grade timber and we ended up using it for a few months and tweaked with the dimensions.

I really need to commit to learning sketchup as I've now got full scale mockups of chairs/benches/and a bed!

Curious what you changed from the prototype to the finished walnut model?

With all the extra furniture you may need to purchase a second home.   [smile]   [poke]

Offline gearhound

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Re: King-size walnut bed frame
« Reply #16 on: February 17, 2020, 09:13 AM »
.....so I actually just made a full scale mockup of the bed from construction grade timber and we ended up using it for a few months and tweaked with the dimensions.

I really need to commit to learning sketchup as I've now got full scale mockups of chairs/benches/and a bed!

Curious what you changed from the prototype to the finished walnut model?

With all the extra furniture you may need to purchase a second home.   [smile]   [poke]

I ended up making the rails wider so the mattress would sit a bit lower and some minor adjustments to the overall length/width to fit my specific mattress and bedding. Mockup was just standard king-size dimensions I found online. Knowing sketchup could have sped things up a lot, but I also like to build some things with weird angles and getting to
test out joinery on cheaper wood is always nice. On this specific build I was concerned about accurately mortising out the bed hardware on really long rails...came up with a simple jig and was glad I could play with it 1st in pine.

Haha, my kiddos playroom is outfitted with some nice modern Baltic birch chairs and bench now before I made them in walnut!

Offline Cheese

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Re: King-size walnut bed frame
« Reply #17 on: February 17, 2020, 09:43 AM »
...but I also like to build some things with weird angles and getting to test out joinery on cheaper wood is always nice.

I like the weird angle thing...that's what attracted me to your design.  [big grin]

Offline gearhound

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Re: King-size walnut bed frame
« Reply #18 on: February 17, 2020, 10:43 AM »
...but I also like to build some things with weird angles and getting to test out joinery on cheaper wood is always nice.

I like the weird angle thing...that's what attracted me to your design.  [big grin]

Thanks! Here's some other weird angle projects I've posted on here: https://www.festoolownersgroup.com/member-projects/my-1st-ever-chair-build/msg573261/#msg573261

https://www.festoolownersgroup.com/festool-how-to/domino-setup-for-attaching-beveled-rails-to-taperedsplayed-legs/msg562069/#msg562069

Kiddo's have the plywood mockups of these in their playroom!