June 4, 2013
It is based on the Shaker style which I love, I used the oak as fine as it could be and built it strong with decent joints, simple and elegant. Start with the four legs first cut the mortises all the same height from the bottom.
Next is turning
The legs for the head end are to long to put in my lathe, cut just above the square bit turn first then drill a hole in the top then turn top piece with on the end a round pen and glue them together.
Glue them together, clamp.
Had to cut slots in the round top parts without cutting in the ball at the top and a slot in the rail-
to fit in the oak boards these are the head and feet ends, the boards are not glued they need to be free for expanding or/ and shrinking otherwise they would split and crack. Only the mortise and tenons from rail and square leg parts are glued together.
By cutting the board corners I followed the curve of the balls.
You can take the bed apart by taken out eight beautiful silicon bronze slotted round head bolts, you have to peek in the holes to see them, it had to be the right ones.