Ok, I incorporated a few ideas from last time in the latest update of
my bed (cherry) project.
I designed the curve from the slats into lower footboard rail. The
footboard and headboard cap will have a round over (1/2" radius) that
should make it safer. I have a question on my blog that will make
more sense after you see the renderings.
Comments welcomed and encouraged (either here or on my blog is fine)
See here on my blog:
A mission style bed out of cherry is an interesting combination.
The third rail on the headboard is indeed for strength, to keep the legs
from spreading apart. In your case if you make the lower rail/leg joint
very sturdy it may not be necessary.
1. I would do the inlay work on a blank that will hopefully be the
center slat vs trying to do it after the piece is assembled.
2. I think I would add a cross member inline with the side rails
across the back. Not absolutley required but the forces that run
through the rails would be much better managed by the frame if it had
that cross brace inline withe the forces. Especially if you don't
Will the rails be tennoned into the posts and using bed bolts?
The long rails will connect to the head and footboards by using bed
hardware that is inlayed. They mate by hooking one onto the other
(rockler/woodcraft sells them). I've used them before for another bed
and they work great.
I probably will not make the third rail for the footboard, but instead
I might make the tenons beefier in the remaining two rails to
compensate. The bed is fornmy three year old son, so I think he has a
few years before he has any company at night. Thanks for the reply.
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