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sa   BED (CHILD'S)

Pennsylvania low-post bed. Reproduction of an 1830 poplar rope bed is designed to accept a modern mattress.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER Jan-Feb 1989 (v.5#1) pg. 16

Double bed features short posts (40" on headboard and 27" on footboard) with roof-shaped caps. Designed for use with a futon or mattress (without box springs). Both head and footboard have rails separated by diamond-shaped spindles. Construction features mortise-and-tenon joints.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #21 Jul-Aug 1991 pg. 36

Making a bedroom suite with a Chinese flair. Part 1. Queen-size bed. Arch-top frame-and-panel headboard and footboard are topped with long rails supported by the end posts.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #33 Jul-Aug 1993 pg. 20

Tip suggests a way to eliminate the bump along both sides of the bed where a quilt drapes over bed's side rails.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #61 Oct 1997 pg. 18

A queen-sized (60"x80") sleigh bed with slatted head and footboards that curve in a graceful "S" shape.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #64 Feb 1998 pg. 44
Correction AMERICAN WOODWORKER #66 Jun 1998 pg. 14

Basic bed frame design. Three basic rules to follow.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #81 Aug 2000 pg. 40

How to restore iron and brass beds.
AMERICANA Mar-Apr 1987 (v.15#1) pg. 63

How to build a bed box from three hollow core closet doors to hide an old matress, box springs, and metal frame.
APARTMENT LIFE Mar 1978 (v.10#3) pg. 62

How to build a ceiling-high bed frame that has screens that can be raised and lowered. Frame is built from dimensioned lumber, closet poles and 3/4" dowels. The 36"x70" panels are fabric covered and raise to the ceiling on a pulley system.
APARTMENT LIFE Jun 1978 (v.10#6) pg. 56

Photo shows how to make a "jail-cot" bench. Seat base is 5 feet long and 24" wide. Bench is anchored to the wall with the front suspended from two chains. Est. cost: $32.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1971 (v.49#7) pg. 22

Photo shows bookcase bed divider that separates two twin beds, head-to-head. Turned spindles support top shelves. Base is a cupboard. Est. cost: $59.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1971 (v.49#7) pg. 38

Photo shows built-in bed, bookcase and storage unit to fit a 10x12 ft. bedroom.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Oct 1971 (v.49#10) pg. 61

Photo shows a contemporary bed with stacked cube bookshelf units mounted on either side of the headboard. Est. cost: $77.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1972 (v.50#7) pg. 46

Photo shows how to build a modern bed frame from 2x12 fir. Est. cost: $32.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1972 (v.50#7) pg. 52

Ten pages of projects you can build using simple box construction. Includes photo of a box frame for the base of a bed.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Apr 1973 (v.51#4) pg. 84

Photo shows how to make a king-size bed frame from 2x6s covered with carpeting. Est. cost: $75.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1973 (v.51#7) pg. 54

Bed frame for a double bed mattress and box springs is built from plywood and assembled by interlocking notches. Est. cost: $63.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1978 (v.56#7) pg. 102, 147

Simple bed frame is built from 1x12 boards to surround springs and mattress. Metallic self-adhesive plastic covers the board. The feet are "buns" made from cedar fence post pieces covered with padding and fabric. Est. cost: $26
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1978 (v.56#7) pg. 110, 160

Three-in-one sleep center fits into the corner of a bedroom and accommodates a pair of beds (placed at right angles), desk space, bookshelves under one bed and a chest of drawers.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Nov 1978 (v.56#11) pg. 84

Information on brass beds. What to look for when you buy.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Feb 1979 (v.57#2) pg. 62

Primitive pine bed with headboard and footboard. Designed to fit a double bed matress and springs. Est. cost: $45.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1979 (v.57#7) pg. 54, 64

A bed for bookworms. Wooden base and headboard with book and magazine storage. Headboard contains an adjustable backrest to support neck and back while sitting up in bed.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Dec 1980 (v.58#12) pg. G12

A bed for bookworms. The headboard features storage for books and magazines, plus an adjustable panel for a backrest. No construction details provided.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1983 (v.61#3) pg. M8

Build an under-the-bed storage unit. A large drawer, mounted on 4 wheels, stores under your bed.
BOYS' LIFE Feb 1984 (v.74#2) pg. 66

Elegant wooden bedstead combines floating panels and the trademark William Morris-style slats in the headboard and footboard. Dimensions given for queen-size bed, but can be adapted for any size mattress.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Sep 1998 (v.21#11) pg. 30

Build a classic panel bed with simple construction techniques that yield sophisticated results. It features real, load-bearing rails fastened to the head and footboard.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Mar 2001 (v.24#5) pg. 48

Build a mate's bed with two large storage drawers in the base. Built of oak. Has 38 mortise-and-tenon joints for strength.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jan 1984 (v.7#4) pg. 15, 25

Tip shows how to make a portable bed-board to place under a mattress for firmer support.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Sep 1991 (v.14#12) pg. 4

Shaker lane retreat. Double-sized bed has square corner posts and gently rounded head and footboards. Matching nightstand has one drawer. Both pieces are painted, except for accent bands on the bed and the top of the stand. Chart includes dimensions for making single, twin, queen and king-sized versions of the bed.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Aug 1993 (v.16#11) pg. 26

Maple bed with book-matched cherry panels. Second in a three-part bedroom suite.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Mar 1996 (v.19#6) pg. 27

Clutter bunk. Single bed with four large storage drawers underneath. Angled headboard resembles a classical pediment.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jan 1997 (v.20#4) pg. 40
Added Info CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jul-Aug 1997 (v.20#10) pg. 6

Bedding, beds and bedsteads. Includes two methods of roping a bed.
EARLY AMERICAN LIFE Oct 1987 (v.18#5) pg. 56

Instant furniture you build with plastic clips and nails to hold sections together. Bed with built-in storage headboard and storage bins underneath for a child's room or guest room.
FAMILY CIRCLE May 19 1978 (v.91#6) pg. 101, 142

Corner built-in bed with storage drawers below and bookshelves at head and foot.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #89 Dec 1965 (v.15#6) pg. 34

Built-in beds have storage drawers beneath them.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #114 Feb 1970 (v.20#1) pg. 38

Built-in bed has storage drawer beneath and bookshelves on each end. Includes four-drawer desk.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #115 Mar 1970 (v.20#2) pg. 38

Built-in bed has a rolling shelf for storage or another bed beneath and a partition that can serve as a room divider.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #119 Aug 1970 (v.20#6) pg. 28

Shaker bed has shaped headboard and side rails with pegs that originally anchored rope springs. Cleats on inside of rails support flat metal springs.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #128 Aug 1971 (v.21#6) pg. 30

Built-in vanity dresser and bed with storage beneath is constructed along one wall of a bedrrom.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #136 Jun 1972 (v.22#5) pg. 36

Modernistic twin beds are built with mattress-height head and foot boards. Foam mattress is supported on a box frame built of plywood. Simple floor-to-ceiling shelves are built to serve as a divider between the two beds.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #143 Mar 1973 (v.23#3) pg. 38

Modern sculpted bed. Layers of foam cover a pegboard base. Headboard fastens to the wall. Entire foot of bed curves down as a leg. Small drawer is mounted underneath on one side.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #214 Dec 1980 (v.30#10) pg. 46

Build a captain's bed from birch plywood, chipboard and softwood. Features two large storage drawers under the bed which are supported on metal drawer slides for easy opening.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #220 Jul-Aug 1981 (v.31#6) pg. 20

Build this traditional pine bed frame which is decorated on the head and footboards with a simple scroll design. Accepts a standard 54"x75" double mattress.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #221 Sep 1981 (v.31#7) pg. 54

Bed alcove. Convert wasted under-eave attic space into a built-in bed what features large storage drawers (under the mattress), bookshelves, and a vanity.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #76 Aug-Sep 1992 pg. 42

Fanciful built-in beds. A look at the design and construction of Scandinavian-inspired bed alcoves.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #118 Aug-Sep 1998 pg. 94
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #119 Oct-Nov 1998 pg. 6

Single bed frame is made from red oak and uses several mortise-and-tenon joints, which are housed, wedged, and drawbolted for strength.
FINE WOODWORKING #28 May-Jun 1981 pg. 68

Improved tusk-tenon joint for joining bed side rails to headboard.
FINE WOODWORKING #38 Jan-Feb 1983 pg. 14

Reproduction of the bed frame which appears in Marcel Duchamp's painting entitled "Apolinere Enameled".
FINE WOODWORKING #47 Jul-Aug 1984 pg. 56

Slotted dowel plug holds and conceals an embedded square nut and prevents the nut's corners from cutting into a bed rail.
FINE WOODWORKING #59 Jul-Aug 1986 pg. 8

Designing a wooden bed frame, from paper to prototype.
FINE WOODWORKING #59 Jul-Aug 1986 pg. 76

Tip on measuring a box spring and mattress and sizing a custom bed to fit.
FINE WOODWORKING #79 Nov-Dec 1989 pg. 24

Making a frame-and-panel bed. Subtle details enhance a basic bedstead.
FINE WOODWORKING #84 Sep-Oct 1990 pg. 80

Building a sleigh bed. Flowing tambours and intricate detailing enhance a classic design. Features shop made fasteners that make the structure rigid yet allow easy disassembly.
FINE WOODWORKING #91 Nov-Dec 1991 pg. 46

Designing a captain's bed which combines a well-built, inconspicuous drawer system with bold, shop made hardware and subtle stylistic details that evoke nautical images.
FINE WOODWORKING #97 Nov-Dec 1992 pg. 53

Tip on making diamond-shaped wooden bed-bolt covers to conceal the large bolts used to assemble a bed frame.
FINE WOODWORKING #98 Jan-Feb 1993 pg. 14

Bending a big curve. Windsor bed features headboard and footboard with laminated curves and simple spindles.
FINE WOODWORKING #98 Jan-Feb 1993 pg. 70
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #101 Jul-Aug 1993 pg. 8

Another method for hiding bed bolts utilizes wooden caps that are fitted with magnets.
FINE WOODWORKING #102 Sep-Oct 1993 pg. 22

Tip on using adjustable shelf brackets and short pieces of shelving standards to substitute for knock-down bed hardware.
FINE WOODWORKING #112 May-Jun 1995 pg. 18

Using a carriage bolt to fasten a rail to a post in a wooden bed frame.
FINE WOODWORKING #116 Jan-Feb 1996 pg. 16

Building a sleigh bed. Sensuous curves and well-chosen details enhance a simple design.
FINE WOODWORKING #124 May-Jun 1997 pg. 54

Frame-and-panel bed features faceted legs with compound curves. Uses three different types of wood and contrasting-wood inlay.
FINE WOODWORKING #134 Jan-Feb 1999 pg. 74

Colonial headboard bed.
HOME CRAFTSMAN Mar-Apr 1964 (v.32#4) pg. 29

Photos, dimensioned drawing and some construction details for a Craftsman-style bed frame.
HOME FURNITURE #1 Winter 1994 pg. 65

Custom-made hardware is used to join bed rails with the headboard and footboard.
HOME FURNITURE #7 Summer 1996 pg. 100

Beds built for comfort. From cots to kings, a bed's most important feature is the mattress. A look at four options for bed foundations (the structure that supports the mattress).
HOME FURNITURE #9 Dec 1996-Jan 1997 pg. 26

Contemporary pine bed has a frame-and-panel footboard and headboard. Storage chest behind the headboard has a removable lid and open shelves. Instructions are for both twin- and queen-size beds.
HOME MECHANIX #682 Feb 1985 (v.81) pg. 46

Stylish bed frame is made from dowels and rounds. Holds a 54"x75" full-size mattress supported by a pine-and-canvas slat assembly. Est. cost: $100 plus mattress.
HOME MECHANIX #701 Sep 1986 (v.82) pg. 68

Contemporary modular furniture built from particleboard. (1) Large coffee table with a glass-insert top above a display shelf. Overall dimensions: 48"x48"x18" tall. (2) Queen-size master bed. Both projects use identical detachable leg modules.
HOME MECHANIX #729 Jan 1989 (v.85) pg. 48

Three handsome beds with built-in storage. (1) Queen-size unit with under-bed and headboard storage units built from stock kitchen cabinets. (2) Corner-mounted cupboard bed for a child's room features under-bed storage drawers. (3) Four-poster is retrofitted for storage by replacing the box springs with a storage box.
HOME MECHANIX #780 Nov 1993 (v.89) pg. 60

Custom-designed bed & shelf module. Simple bookshelves are used to frame the head of a bed. Shelves go up each side of bed and across the top. Unit assembles without any glue or fasteners. Has large under-mattress storage area.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Jan-Feb 1981 (v.6#1) pg. 16

Tip describes how to lace a rope mattress on an antique bed.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #586 Mar 1977 (v.73) pg. 34

Single or twin bed frame with storage. Built of plywood, all of the area under the mattress is available for storage. Storage shelves are open from one side of the bed. Removing the mattress reveals doors which open up to provide access to storage areas behind the open shelves. Ideal for a child's room or guest room.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #600 May 1978 (v.74) pg. 102

Build a single bed with plenty of under-the-bed storage from just 2 sheets of plywood.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #80 Mar-Apr 1983 pg. 132

Walking the willow. How to build a classic bed frame from materials you gather. Head and footboard are made from bent willow saplings. Shorter spokes of willow are then attached in a fan-like motif.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #161 Apr-May 1997 pg. 26

Tips on cutting the framing of a boxspring so it can be moved up a narrow stairwell.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1989 (v.17#1) pg. 20

Build in spare bunks under a slanting roof.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1964 (v.121#4) pg. 143

Spindle bed. Distinctive arched-headboard bed features a laminated ash bow and 15 ash spindles attached to a simple, contemporary-style frame also made of ash.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1987 (v.164#10) pg. 72

Bed extender for tall people.
POPULAR SCIENCE Feb 1964 (v.184#2) pg. 157

Put Masonite facing on plain metal shelving to form beds, desks, storage walls, etc. Its use in a child's bedroom is shown.
POPULAR SCIENCE Feb 1971 (v.198#2) pg. 94

Two styles of built-in beds with flanking storage units. One has closets built at each end of the bed. A second features display niches and bedside tables with concealed storage.
POPULAR SCIENCE Oct 1977 (v.211#4) pg. 126

Build a hanging bed to make better use of a cramped bedroom. Frame for single-size bed is built from pine and plywood and is bolted to the wall at the head and one side. Outside corner is supported by a chain.
POPULAR SCIENCE Dec 1979 (v.215#6) pg. 103

Make a simple Queen-size bed frame consisting of a headboard, footboard, four posts and two side rails. The head and footboard feature a Southwestern sunburst pattern and the posts have decorative carving.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #37 Jun-Jul 1987 (v.7#1) pg. 26

Captain's style bed features 6 large storage drawers in the base.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #54 May 1990 (v.9#6) pg. 69

Single-size cherry bed. Headboard (43" high) has a gentle top curve with a yellow birch panel. The small footboard is only 21" from top to floor.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #92 Sep 1996 (v.16#4) pg. 33

Prize-winning sleigh bed. Construct this heirloom project featuring elegant headboard and footboard.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #104 Sep 1998 (v.18#4) pg. 53, Insert

3-in-1 wallbed unit. Twin bed frame features four large storage drawers and a large storage compartment underneath the bed, plus a four shelf wall unit that extends the length of the bed.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Summer 1980 pg. 94

How to build a great wooden bed frame out of weathered or rough-sawn lumber. Overhead framework supports hanging plants and a baby crib.
SUNSET Oct 1977 (v.159#4) pg. 186

A simple fir frame to hide box springs.
SUNSET Jun 1980 (v.164#6) pg. 100

Contemporary wooden bed frame is raised from the floor on notched blocks. Headboards and footboards are made from 0.5" dowels mounted between 2x2 uprights. Frame is assembled with carriage bolts so it can be taken apart.
SUNSET May 1981 (v.166#5) pg. 191

Tip: Add extra storage space to the foot and head of a built-in bed.
SUNSET Aug 1981 (v.167#2) pg. 110

Under-the-bed storage ideas, including drawers, bookshelves, and file cabinet.
SUNSET Jul 1983 (v.171#1) pg. 90

Bed "surround" features a wide, carpeted lip surrounding three sides and a tall headboard with a slanted backrest. The backrest opens to a storage area. The unit consists of 6 separate "boxes" which bolt together.
SUNSET Jul 1984 (v.173#1) pg. 92

Queen-size bed has banded parallel crossbars for head and footboard that look like the official fences used in equestrian jumping competitions.
SUNSET Mar 1987 (v.178#3) pg. 112

Single bed built with a storage surround. Side of the bed is divider with worktable, drawing board and pigeon holes. End wall has free-standing shelf unit that adjusts up and down and also flips into easel position.
WOMAN'S DAY Apr 1 1980 (v.43#8) pg. 98

Queen-sized Shaker-style bed.
WOOD MAGAZINE #64 Oct 1993 (v.10#7) pg. 60

Country-fresh bedroom set. Part 4. Solid-oak bed features frame-and-panel construction
WOOD MAGAZINE #114 Apr 1999 (v.16#3) pg. 64, Insert

Maple-and-cherry bedroom suite. Part 1. Casual, contemporary sleigh bed. Cherry raised panels complement the bright and clean lines of a solid-maple frame.
WOOD MAGAZINE #135 Sep 2001 (v.18#6) pg. 34, Insert

Classic cherry bed in queen, twin and full-sizes. Headboard and footboard are slatted and topped with a flat cap.
WOODSMITH #108 Dec 1996 (v.18) pg. 6

How to install bed rail fasteners.
WOODSMITH #108 Dec 1996 (v.18) pg. 18

How to turn table legs. The do's and don'ts of spindle or between centers turning. Part 3. Make long tapered bedposts in three sections.
WOODTURNING #35 Sep 1995 pg. 46

Cottage-style bed is ideal for a production run in a small workshop. Features wooden slats to support a good quality mattress. An ideal bed for people with back problems who need extra-firm support. Features headboard, footboard, and large corner posts with ball tops and feet.
WOODWORKER #1087 Jun 1984 (v.88) pg. 360

Sturdy bed frame (base) made from wood is mounted on casters. Suitable for a conventional spring and mattress set.
WOODWORKER Feb 1989 (v.93#2) pg. 118

Simple bedstead featuring wide pine slats, short cylinder-shaped legs, and no headboard is designed to be easily knocked down for moving.
WOODWORKER Mar 1992 (v.96#3) pg. 32

Country style cottage bed.
WOODWORKER Nov 1993 (v.97#11) pg. 83

Shaker style bed frame features a simple headboard and simple turned posts.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1979 (v.3#2) pg. 14

Contemporary bed features a bookcase headboard and two large storage drawers underneath.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1987 (v.11#5) pg. 40

Single bed frame is made from pine. Features a simple head and foot board and a slatted base to support the mattress. Excerpted from "Blizzard's Book of Woodworking."
WOODWORKING TODAY #27 Dec 1991-Jan 1992 pg. 64

Contemporary bed with bookcase headboard and drop-leaf footboard.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1965 (v.21#2) pg. 24

Ranch beds. Single or twin-size bedstands in a western style. Framework is made from cedar fence posts.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1967 (v.23#2) pg. 44

Double bed has both headboard and footboard.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1976 (v.32#2) pg. 48

High-rise bed allows a single bed to be 60" off the floor and provides space for desk, bookcase or seating underneath.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1978 (v.34#3) pg. 84

Inexpensive bed frame built quickly from ready-made parts. Combine left-over footboards with bolt-on side rails and some ready-made spindle stock.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1985 (v.41#6) pg. 31

Underbed storage cabinet provides 24 cubic feet of storage in six large drawers.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1986 (v.42#3) pg. 52

Reproduction of a wicker bed originally owned by Henry Ford. Est. cost: $500.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1989 (v.45#2) pg. 42

Shaker-style pine bedroom set. Part 1. Queen-size bed has frame-and-panel headboard and footboard. Pair of matching nightstands have a single drawer beneath the top and an open compartment beneath the drawer.
WORKBENCH Dec 1995-Jan 1996 (v.51#6) pg. 20

Captain's bed. Twin-size bed (39"x75") has paneled head and footboards and three large drawers underneath.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1996 (v.52#6) pg. 34