Morning! Thanks to David for the warm welcome yesterday. Profile updated and hoping to share with yinz my plans for upcoming platform bed frame build I'll be working on the next few weeks. I'm a novice woodworker, trying to use the tools I have and grow the garage "shop" slowly but surely. The deal I have with the missus is that as she sees fancy furniture out there online, if I can replicate it at home I get to spend the difference on tools.
So project at hand is based on the style and dimensions of an Urban Outfitters king-sized bed frame found here: link removed
After a bit of time working in Sketchup, I think I've got a design down that will fit the bill.
Couple screenshots attached, and I'll email the .skp to anyone who wants to take a closer look at it.
Living in the FL panhandle, I haven't had much success finding a lumber shop around that carries anything outside of white oak. I have access to the standard big-box stores as well, though I haven't seen much of a hardwood selection in them either. So although the UO Frame is made from mango, white oak is what the main pieces of this build are going to be.
I've worked with a guy on Etsy to source the turned wood legs. Those are 3.25x3.25" square, and 13" high. They will arrive in 2-3 weeks, giving me the rest of that time to buy the materials and start getting some of the bigger pieces cut and glued up.
The exterior planks that join the turned legs are roughly 6ft long (dimensions in sketchup file or in UO link), and I am planning on making them out of 4/4 S2S white oak, cut, planed and glued to make a 1.5"x3.5" beam. The connections at the corner joints I had planned to drill and dowel. I haven't done enough research yet to know what thickness of dowel or how many to install.
The remainder of the wood in the design (and the central support beam) is pine, since it will reduce costs, stress, and no one will be able to see the cross-slats or central support legs anyway with a big mattress on top. The central support beam I had planned to make out of a 1x3 glued to 1x4 glued to 1x3 piece of pine. That fastened to the white plank at the "T" with dowels and a metal corner bracket, to allow for tear-down for next time we move places.
That's the overview of the project. I'm planning on getting the wood, glue, clamps, and materials today.
Main tools I am planning on using: HF benchtop tablesaw; cordless drill and drill jig (in lieu of drill press); router table and fence (in lieu of jointer).
Anything I'm missing? Thoughts/questions? Cheers team, wish me luck.