Is there Really any Free Plans?

I was looking around google today for free Mission Style Bed Plans and a ton of sites come up but none are free. Anyone know of any? It's not that I'm to cheap to go buy one but I'd like to get a starting point and make my own edits to it.
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Do what I did for our bathroom vanity. Find what you like in a store, photograph it and measure, measure, measure, measure it. Then come home and draw your own plans with your modifications included. That way you will be fairly sure of what it will look like before you start making sawdust.
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I did about the same thing when designing the entertainment center except I shopped online and then scaled to fit the space. Ikea was about the only place I could find what I was remotely thinking of and even then it was redesigned to my taste. Most places though have the measurements listed on the site, if not e-mail them what you are looking for.
Photographing can be tricky in some stores. We were at one store and found a cabinet we liked (and some of the inspiration) and I took out my wife's phone to take some pictures. The owner of the store started yelling that we couldn't do that. His loss as we canceled the $2000 order for a sofa,recliner, and loveseat we placed 5 minutes before. Even the saleswoman was mad over that as she was stunned at his behavior. No wonder the place is out of business now. The store we ended up at let us take all of the pictures we wanted but for the same furniture we bought before we spent $50 more.
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Yeah, they do get picky in some stores. I have told sales people up front not to waste time with me because i am looking for design ideas. A few seem to appreciate it and even strike up a conversation. At any rate, if you can't take photos just get the manufacturer's name and web info and check them out on-line. A lot of times you will find variations that you like better.
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You should look into the book "Beds" by Jeff Miller. Lots of good design ideas in a variety of styles that you can modify to your hearts content.
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You could always email JOAT.
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And read the reply in the 'nuclear' thread ...
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If you use Sketchup and go to the warehouse there are countless, more than you can count woodworking drawings. If you are not using Sketchup you should be.
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On Mon, 08 Feb 2010 11:37:27 -0800, the infamous Evodawg

http://www.uniqueprojects.com/projects/other/missionbed/missionbed.htm The sole free Mission bed on the Web. <g>
I never understood anything but headboards. I like to sit on the end of my bed, fall onto it from any angle, etc. I don't want a footboard or tall sides to knock my ankles on, stub my toes on, y'know?
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Looks like the plan from Woodsmith that I built. A fun project.
Yes, I have to take care not to slam my thigh into the footboard while walking around in the dark, but I think it's worth it.
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Larry Jaques wrote:

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Yes I saw that one, nice pictures but little of anything else. Guess I can make my own plans from the pics and what I like and don't like.
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You can get a free 14 day trial on Fine Woodworking. Look under the projects tab. They have a few bed projects. The current Furniture Building special issue has at least two beds in it but I don't think they is mission but you can at least get details.

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On Fri, 12 Feb 2010 15:25:25 -0800, the infamous Evodawg

You might get a whole lot more than a few sets of plans from this book, E. From $13.99, delivered. http://fwd4.me/FmR Buy the book, build two beds, sell one, and you have a nice profit to buy more wood for your other projects.
--snip-- one reviewer's comments: 5.0 out of 5 stars A complete and detailed guide to bed making and design., October 27, 1999 By     Andy Brownell ( snipped-for-privacy@cappsdigital.com) (Chicago, IL) - See all my reviews "BEDS" by Jeff Miller provides an indepth look at the design and construction of nine beds, ranging from beginner to advanced skill levels. Complete cut lists for all of the projects are provided with detailed drawings and descriptions for joinery, technique and several construction options. Dozens of color photographs add to the readers understanding of each bed project and are accompanied by a detailed step-by-step description for building.
Many of the projects are also accompanied by detailed drawings and instructions for making jigs to help the user with difficult cutting, routing and shaping - a detail often overlooked by other books like this.
Jeff's designs represent well thought out variations on several classic bed designs and place an emphasis on clean lines and proportions, solid construction and attention to detail.
I would recommend this book to anyone interested in buiilding their own bed, or to simply learn about what goes into the design and construction of fine handcrafted furniture. --snip--
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Am I missing something here? It says free project plans but all I can find is a blog like listing with lots of pictures. Where are the plans?

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What I do is Google the end product, not plans using Google Images. that gives me lots of pix of various types that folks are trying to sell. Usually they will have dimensions etc. This gives me a guideline on basic proportions. Sometimes you will find a basic plan design. I use all this to come up with the design and go from there.
If you decide on specific type joint, lots of examples abound. Put all that stuff together and you have what you want.
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