Classic Craftsman Bed
Quartersawn white oak and Craftsman-era design combine to create this handsome companion to our Gentleman’s Dresser.
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.
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What You Get:
- 12 printable (digital) pages of step-by-step instructions
- Over 60 full-color photos and illustrations and exploded views
- Cutting diagram and materials list
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The United States Customary System of Units (USCS or USC), more commonly referred to as the English or Imperial system, is the standard set of units for our plans. It uses inches and feet for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are in the United States, and it is the one we have traditionally offered on this website.
The International System of Units (SI), more commonly referred to as the metric system, is the alternative set of units that we have available for some of our plans. It uses millimeters, centimeters, and meters for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are outside the United States. These plans are provided by our business partner, Australian Woodsmith, and are based on the original Woodsmith plan. However, dimensions and other elements of the plan may vary between the metric and standard versions. Be sure to double-check the plan before building.
All of the information that you need to build our plans can be found in the standard plan. However, if you want even more granular detail to make your job easier, you should consider our premium plans. These come with additional shop diagrams that we drew when creating the prototypes. Shop drawings are not available for every plan.