Feeling handy? Want the ultimate in rustic bedroom design? How about a log bed? But, you ask, how are log beds made?
A log bed is a type of bed frame built totally from logs, which are cut and shaped to tie jointly with no any nails or screws. In the early periods log beds were produced from cross rails and a mattress used to top them. Contemporary log beds embrace a box spring in addition to a mattress, and thus there is no need for cross rails. Below are the steps required to make a log bed. Don’t feel like building one and you are happy to buy someone else’s handywork? Check out this great selection of log beds for sale!
Select which logs you will make use of!
The most excellent selection is a log that taken from a fire-killed standing lifeless tree. A wildfire sets on fire trees that are diseased to the ground; however, lets healthy trees lifeless but still standing. Hence, your probabilities of having good logs are greatest from these trees. In addition, fire-killed wood drops its bark, so that it will help save your time when you begin building.
Cut the logs to the dimensions you require for bed.
Saw 90 cm (2 3-feet) posts and 1.2 m (2 4-feet) posts to make the ends and the legs of the footboard and headboard. The posts ought to be cut from big, strong logs. Saw four rails to divide the posts. Cut spindles to put b/n the rails of the footboard and headboard. Arrange four bed rails to join the foot post to the head post on each side.
Take away the bark and give shape for the logs with drawknives.
Drawknives are blades with two handles, which you set in opposition to the wood and drag toward you. A bent drawknife eliminates bark and a straight one helps to shape the log.
Make tenons in the spindles and rails.
You are able to accomplish this using a drawknife, nevertheless, it is simpler to perform with a tenon maker that fastens to a drill and operates similar to a huge pencil sharpener.
Carve out mortises with forstner bits and a drill
Frostner bits are useful to drill holes that are flat-bottomed and big enough to embrace tenons.
o Mortises for the headboard ought to be sliced at 23 cm (9 inches) and 1.1 m (44 inches) from the floor. In the case of the footboard, the mortises are sliced at 23 cm (9 inches) and 80 cm (32 inches).
o Spindle mortises are sliced therefore the spindles will be uniformly spaced.
o Mortises in the case of the bottom bed rail are pierced at 13 cm (5 inches) above the floor in every four posts. The mortises in the case of the top bed rail are pierced at 33 cm (13 inches) from the floor.
Having finished the preparation of all the parts of the bed the next step would be assembling of the bed.
Assemble the bed!
• Put together a metal eye hook to every post at 30 cm (12 inches) above the floor.
• Attach cables diagonally b/n the bedposts by means of the eye hooks.
• Notch every of the top bed rails close to the foot and head therefore the box spring shall fit strongly on them with no slipping.
• Tarnish the bed to guard the wood.
• Top this log bed using the mattress and box spring.