Bed With No Screws or Glue (160 X 200 Cm)

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Introduction: Bed With No Screws or Glue (160 X 200 Cm)

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Hello,

In here you will get a few steps on how to build a very easy to make bed without using a single screw or a dab of glue. You're more than welcome to see my video on youtube with the build.

The whole bed stands on four 12x12 cm logs, 2 on one side, 2 on the other, with cut out grooves for 14 lets call them '2x4s' that are actually 4x7cm here.

YT vid: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvXq7hOCKlw

Step 1: Collect the Materials

For the base I used 4 logs 12x12cm

For the mattress support I used 14 pieces 200 cm long that were sturdy enough to hold my weight when standing on them separately.

Step 2: Mark the Router Paths

Next I have marked all the marks on the base logs to cut out for the longer pieces.

You probably should use some guide for your router to make the grooves perfect.

I did not since it was my first time using a router and I really wanted to get to know it better.

Step 3: Cut the Longer Pieces

Using a stopblock and a miter saw I have cut the longer pieces to exactly the same size with a miter on 1 side.

Then I eased out the edges with a file.

The final dimension was just so the timber would sit hidden 2-3cm under the mattress, so it can't really bother you when you stand up from the bed or want to 'fall' on it

Step 4: Cut the Base Log to Lenght and Sand Everything.

Cut the base parts with a miter saw or a hand saw (my miter saw was too small for them)
Sand everything as much as you want. I just roughly sanded every piece so it wouldn't have any unpleasant areas. You can just leave it rough if it doesnt bother you.

Step 5: Assemble the Bed

When everything is cut and finished nicely just assemble the pieces and put your mattress on.

The assembly takes only a couple minutes and doesn't require any tools or more people.

I have slept on it for over 6 months now and it hasn't moved a bit. The base logs aren't screwd to each other either, they just lay one on another freely.

I found this design somewhere on Pinterest. If you can find it - let me know so I can contribute that person as well in here.

More details in the video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvXq7hOCKlw

Show me how it turned out for you and enjoy your bed!

Karaon

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    Awesome! Make sure to plan the height right, so kids can store something underneath ;) I made mine slightly higher than the Ikea storage boxes, but suit your needs.
    Cheers