The joinery used on this bed is easily manageable in your shop using basic power tools. The headboard and footboard have stiles and rails that are held together with mortise and tenon joinery. Solid panels are captured in shallow grooves in the stiles and rails. And in keeping with the design of the dresser, we mimicked the square openings in the doors in the headboard. Of course, moving a bed around in the home calls for an assembly that is easy to take apart and put back together. Here, we opted for bed rail fasteners that are housed in shallow mortises in the stiles and side rails. Creating the mortises on the ends of the side rails may seem intimidating, but don’t worry. We’ll walk you through our simple procedure to ensure perfect results. So get your tools tuned up and ready to go.
- 12 printable (digital) pages of step-by-step instructions
- Over 60 full-color photos and illustrations and exploded views
- Cutting diagram and materials list