As many of you may remember, the bedroom tower/bed project that I was
building last year was eventually completed. :!)
I just completed a similar queen sized bed with under bed storage for my
son. He however did not want the double layer of drawers and opted for
the single layer with 9 drawers. This job only took me 5 1/2 weeks.
The storage area is basically the same however I changed the head and
foot board design and changed the hard woods to walnut and white oak.
Have a look! It is a slide show, just click the next button at the top
right side of the picture.
No there are 9 drawers, the two false slots at the headboard would be
hard to open if you have night stands near the headboard so they are
false. The remaining 3 shots working towards the foot board each have 3
drawers. I never could see wasting the middle of the bed so I put
drawers there also. Note however one of the outer drawers has to be
removed to access the hidden center drawer. Good location for hiding
stuff or seasonal items.
If I may hazard a guess, you would have used the Domino for most of
the construction. If that guess is correct, I'd say that (in your case
anyway) it has taken over much of the day to day builds that you do.
I used the domino on all the top oak stiles/slats on the head and foot
boards, to attach the foot and head board panels to the outer legs, to
assemble the walnut face frames on the bed platform/drawer unit and to
rein=force the rabbit joints on all of the drawers.
In all approximately 210 floating tenons, 420 mortises.
I cut stub tenon and slots for the false drawer fronts and the panels
for the head and foot boards.
There is hardly a project that the Domino does not come out. ;~)
I would replace it in a heart beat if something happened to it.
Yuh hear that Swingman? LOL
I naturally would like to see/have the 700, but I am not sure it would
be quite as practical as the 500. I could use the mortiser or use 3-4,
10mm tenons. I wonder when the 700 will be available, I need to build a
large covered deck in my back yard.....
Neither! We are in the heated race to out do each other on Festool.
Remember Reagan and Star Wars? LOL
I think he is one up on me concerning tools with tails.
Lemme get this straight... when one demonstrates his ability to score
a really good deal, it becomes a 'drive-by' gloat.
We all pipe up and tell that person: "YOU SUCK!!"
This blatant display of technique and skill is also a gloat, IHNSHO.
So... YOU SUCK is applicable here.
Brilliant work, boss.... *takes a bow*
Thank you sir. I now have to design/rescale the same bed for a full
size. Neighbor has been wanting one for his son and I think this bed
pushed him over the edge. If'n he can swallow the price I give him. ;)
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