My cutting list from 3/16" thick pine:
2 @ 1.5" x 3" (for headboard and footboard -- could also glue strips together for this
2 @ .5" x 5.5" (for sides of bed)
4 @ .5" x 2.5" (for legs)
I drilled the holes for the rope first -- I drilled four in each head/foot board and 8 along the side pieces. Doesn't really matter -- it all works out in the end! By holding the matching pieces of wood together I was able to drill both pieces at once.
I butted and glued the rails to the head/foot boards and let them set up.
Then I turned the bed upside down and glued the legs on.
|Here's the bed, right side up!|
And do you know? This little bed pleases me as much as anything in the house. It just looks so very RIGHT in the kitchen attic room.
I'll make a straw mattress for it, and then think about the kind of bedding a servant would have had circa 1705 :)