A few weeks ago I posted a picture of the drawing of the next king sized
bed with 18 drawer bottom storage.
Monday last week I bought materials to begin building and today this is
where I stand.
Here is the base that the mattress will lay on and house the 18 drawers.
Domino were used, 36 of them, to reinforce the walnut face frame
joints on each side.
From there a lot of screws for attaching the face frames to the divider
support panels, spacers, races, drawer race ways, toe kicks, and the 15
I hate to admit this but that was 304 screws and there will be a few
more. No wonder the thing is so heavy. ;~)
And the drawer sides, fronts, and backs. 1/2" Baltic birch.
18, 3 in each slot except the back 2 slots. End tables normally block
the openings closest to the head board. 6 of the drawers, centered
between the outer side drawers will be hidden. Good for seasonal items
that you don't use year round.
I am curious why you used screws instead of
I did use Domino's/floating tenons to assemble the walnut face frames.
The face frames attach to the face frames flush to the openings on the
first and second rows. I would end up with rabbits and dado's instead
of just dados, so not quite as strong as a dado. The face frames are
mostly decoration as there are 6 reinforcement strips to keep the wide
panels parallel and square to the floor. Well, the face frames do help
with that but with a load of screws elsewhere I felt that a few more to
attach the face frames would not hurt. No screws will show. This is the
fourth bed that I have built this way and the oldest, ours, is still
sound and does not squeek, 7 years later and having been moved 2 times.
;~) The innards are not elegant, because of the screws, but compared to
a water bed, where I got the inspiration, it could hold elephants.
I love it too. It is relatively lite weight and softer that oak but
unfortunately more than double the price of oak and easy to ding
compared to oak.
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