March 25, 2011

bri's bed - take 1

As promised, I finally got around to doing the math and writing up a little tutorial for Bri's Moroccan bed! 

I had a lot of fun playing around and trying to get the design close enough to the original. 

Turns out Bri needs plans for a Full, and this one is for a twin... Have no fear I love her enough to redo the plans to fit her needs, actually it turns out she wants to make even more changes than just the size. Stellar changes I promise to share once she approves the plans.

So this plan is for a twin sized bed, but say the word and I may just be nice enough to convert it, if after pictures are provided in return! :)

The hardest part when building this bed is going to be laying out the pieces and cutting correctly. Honestly this headboard should be simmmmppplllleeee  to build.

Shopping List

Kreg Jig
1 1/2" wood Screws (I love Kreg screws)
Finish nailer, or a old fashion hammer and finish nails.
2 - 2x2s @ 8 ft
5- 1x2s @ 8 ft (You really only need 4 but I'm a perpetual over-buyer and prefer to have an extra in case I    make a mistake, plus they only cost like $3....)
About 11 square feet of lattice, whatever style, type you want...

Cut List

2 @ 44"
2 @ 39"

2 @ 41"
1 @ 6"
3 @ 34"
4 @ 12"
2 @ 5"
5 @8.5"
2 @11"

First attach the 2x2 together using pocket holes to create a frame.

Then lay out the inside pieces on a flat level surface, positioning each  piece. You may want to label them to make it easier to place.

Using pocket hole attach the inner pieces flush with the front of the frame. 

Woo hoo, now lay out your lattice and decide where you want which styles to go, or just do the same pattern throughout and tack it on with finishing nails! 
BAM! You're done!

Oh! If you wanted to add finials like the inspiration photo I'd buy some screw in legs and drill a hole! Done! 

p.s. I haven't built this, so I have no clue if the plans are correct, and I can't guarantee them! I'm human I make mistakes. Oh and I'm totally not a carpenter just a girl who likes math and design. Please let me know if you see any mistakes so I can correct them. 

p.p.s. If you build this, please share the finished results I'd love to see them. Also please credit me and link back to here if you decide to use this content in any form. Thanks!

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