Progress on Captain's Bed

It's been a while since my last update on this project. I just finished and installed the footboard today. Updated web page, scroll to the bottom for latest pictures:
http://mklange.cnc.net/CaptainsBed.html
I'm not totally happy with the pictures, the room is rather small and the footboard had to be installed in the room since the bed is already installed.
Other projects: http://mklange.cnc.net
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Very nice and I like your choice of hardware. A couple of questions though. Where does the alarm clock set? I am thinking about doing the same type set up for our bed and realize that drawers near the head of the bead pretty much eliminate the possibility of night stands on either side. Will the head board have hidden storage?
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Thanks for your comments. I went through a large number of hardware candidates and wound up ordering samples of a number of the most promising ones; you can't beat being able to fondle and view the merchandise. In the end, our son (10 years old) also had some input into the decision; we reserved veto power, but his choice was pleasing to all of us.
It's not easy to see on the CAD drawing, but the headboard will have two shelves. One will be at pillow-level, the second is 1/2 above that. The depth will not be excessive (about 4 inches), but deep enough to hold a box of Kleenex, a phone, and/or an alarm clock.
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Very nice. One question, as I'm in the midst of a interminable captain's bed project for my little girl:
How are you attaching the head/footboards to the cabinet base? It's causing me no end of worry.
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Thanks for the comments.
I used inserts and connector bolts to attach the footboard and will do the same for the headboard.. The inserts are attached to the head/footboard and the bolts inserted through the inside of the cabinet base. For the footboard, I used 4 inserts. On the headboard, I will probably use more. This seems a reasonable approach since the head and footboards only serve an esthetic rather than structural function. I located the insert and bolt holes by clamping the footboard to the bed, then drilling pilot holes through the base cabinet into the footboard.
This approach does mean that you need some structural part of the footboard in contact with the base cabinet for some reasonable length.
Brass inserts: <http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page63&SearchHandle DBDBDDDADADDDGDIDIGCGDGGDJDHDECNGCDFDCGECNDEGBDIGGCNDIDHGDDJCNDJDDDFDJDHDEDDDDDEGBDDGFDADADADBDADADADBDCGCHCGBHDHDCAGJGOHDGFHCHEDADADADEDADADADADADADADBDFDADADADBDADADADADADADADADADADADADBDADADADBDCGCHCGBHDHDCAGJGOHDGFHCHEDADADADBDB&filter=brass%20insert>
Connector Bolts: <http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page68&SearchHandle DADJDHDADADDDGDJDBGEDEDIGBDADECNGDDCDEDJCNDEDFGEGBCNGCGBDBDDCNDIDBDJDCDDDFGEGCGFDBGBDEDADADADBDADADADADEGCGPGMHEDADADADEDADADADADADADADBDFDADADADBDADADADADADADADADADADADADBDADADADADEGCGPGMHEDADADADBDB&filter=bolt>
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