Progress on the Bed job, AKA actual woodworking

I have not posted much lately as I have been pretty busy with the Bed Project and all of that which comes with so called retirement. :~)
Anyway I can see the light at the end of the tunnel and hope to deliver in the next few weeks.
The base and it's 9 drawers have been completed for a few weeks not and I have been working on the head and foot boards.
Here I was doing a test fot of the pieces before staining the hard parts and gluing.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/lcb11211/28306689310/in/dateposted-public/
And jumping ahead I have stained the panels and inner sides of the rails and stiles and glued up the units.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/lcb11211/28771015595/in/dateposted-public/
I am attaching the legs to the panels with 6mm x 40mm Domino's. I'll be adding glue and screws to strengthen the joints.
The Domino side.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/lcb11211/28486788090/in/dateposted-public/
The screw access hole side, I'll be plugging the holds after final glue up of the legs.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/lcb11211/28739587586/in/dateposted-public/
A dry fit of the entire assembly for placement of the threaded inserts to bolt the head and foot boards to the bed frame.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/lcb11211/28665939152/in/dateposted-public/
A close up of the recessed/slotted holes for attaching the foot board.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/lcb11211/28771017095/in/dateposted-public/
Another view
https://www.flickr.com/photos/lcb11211/28486789010/in/dateposted-public/
After I place the threaded inserts I'll stain and varnish the remaining parts and add the decking. And hopefully I'll be finished.
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Leon wrote:

You must have an enormous shop. To do a dry fit of an entire bed I would have to take it to the driveway. Beautiful job!
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Thank you!
I work out of a 3 car garage.
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On 8/5/2016 7:49 AM, Leon wrote:

You indeed suck ...
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On 8/5/16 7:57 AM, Swingman wrote:

Yeah, he does!
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On Thursday, August 4, 2016 at 6:01:45 PM UTC-5, Leon wrote:

In other words, you've been lazy, lately. I see (first pic) the Supervisor in the background, probably having to prod you with a stick (or scrap board), to get things done.
I can, somewhat, identify with slower than normal work. The heat and older age laziness has deterred me from getting into the woodshop (no AC), but I have been doing some upholstery work, lately, in an AC environment.

It's looking good. Surely, your customer will be pleased.

Seems the bed will be fairy heavy, compared to a standard(?) bed. Just wondered how difficult is it to disassemble and transport. These days, I dislike lugging heavy loads, anymore.
Does the bed's body rest on the floor? Seems, I see some casters in some corners... I can't tell what that hardware(?) is, if it's harware. Or is the body supported by the foot & head boards, only. https://www.flickr.com/photos/lcb11211/28486789010/in/dateposted-public/
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On 8/5/2016 8:02 AM, Sonny wrote:

Both Leon and I have been known to use leveling feet on most items of furniture that sits on the floor. Pretty sure that are, if not identical to these, they are the same idea;
https://get.google.com/albumarchive/111355467778981859077/album/AF1QipNMygrXFY25y07wtgFfvJ8tjCimDnxaCit1RWR-/AF1QipNf8oLjQmbXWl8AB6aezdbgCouwYWmkeqshIws9
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/k_AfhjJPbiIMlsBq4LfHBjDt5Vglj0waoLVuuegWdqI2XyXG7TUfYqkWtNBsdqr29Ybh7sKcAj8h2Q=w1920-h1200-rw-no
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On Friday, August 5, 2016 at 8:36:18 AM UTC-5, Swingman wrote:

ome corners... I can't tell what that hardware(?) is, if it's harware. Or is the body supported by the foot & head boards, only.

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Ah! Now that you mention/show these, it's a common sense, and important, f eature. For those, of us, who don't do so much of cabinetry, etal, those types of details seem not so routine, in our thoughts or plans. A "simple" detail, that's testiment to you all's well thoughtout projects... and more reason for folks, as I, to learn from. Thanks.
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On 8/5/2016 8:36 AM, Swingman wrote:

Yes! that is the style. One of my suppliers went to a cheaper version and you have to ease the corner edge or it does not fit right. I bought a load, 24 IIRC from WoodCraft. They were on sale for about $75 for all IIRC. Good to keep on hand when found on sale. I always use them.
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On 8/5/2016 8:02 AM, Sonny wrote:

Actually lazy kicks in pretty quick. I walk out into the shop at 9:00 am after breakfast and first thing I look at is the thermometer, 91 degrees F. ;~(

I can tolerate the heat with fans blowing on me but once I begin to sweat I heat up quickly. Sweat does you no good in high humidity. I have to go inside and dry off for a while and am good to go for another hour or two. If I am outdoors the heat does not bother me so much if there is a at least a slight breeze.

Thank you! I have been sending pictures at various stages and she is pleased.

I estimate about 200~250 lbs with out a mattress. Yes it is heavy. there are two pieces of 3/4" thick plywood that set on top, those come off and then with the 9 drawers removed you have access to the 8 bolts to remove the head board and foot boards. Not hard but multi stepped. Our personal bed is similar to this one but has 18 drawers instead of 9. I have relocated it twice. The base is probably the heaviest at between 80~100 lbs. Too big for one person but pretty easy, with plenty of places to grab, for two people.

With a carpeted floor it is mostly supported by the wood frame. On a hard floor you level the 4 corners and then simply adjust the rest to "just" touch the floor. There are 15 adjustable feet. This is the first one that I have built that will be sitting on carpet. You absolutely need the feet for hard floors.
Here is the bottom. Click to zoom in.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/lcb11211/27963515145/in/dateposted-public/
Seems, I see some casters in

The head and foot boards are strictly decoration. They do not support any weight other than their own weight. The base would work just fine all on its own.

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Leon wrote:

It's beautiful. I can barely imagine all of the added work that comes with such a "big" project...
Bill
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On 8/5/2016 12:42 PM, Bill wrote:

Thank you Bill! There is a lot of work and things to keep in mind. This is my 3rd of this style bed. Sketchup was essential ib helping me see problem areas during the original design process.
And the screws! I typically try to not use many
screws but with this project it just makes more sense.
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