514 Platform Bed Build No. 3 "The legs have it”

published 6 years ago by Matt Vanderlist

It doesn’t matter how amazing the joinery or how beautiful the stock is that I’m working with, if this bed doesn’t have a decent set of legs upon which to stand, it’s not worth the effort as far as I’m concerned. At 3-1/2” square the ideal stock for making these legs might be straight-grain 16/4 maple, but for mine they’re being made from laminated pieces of 8/4. And while these aren’t pretty in their design, their chunky style and solid construction ensure they’ll stand the test of time or Vanderlists…which ever is worse. Help support the show - please visit our advertisers

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