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Woodworking plans - Shaker Bed

Woodworking plans - Shaker Bed

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Published by: Bob Kowalski on Jun 07, 2010
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T
he Shakers lived their livesapart from the “world,” whatthey called life outside their religiouscommunities. They did a lot of thingsdifferently from the “world,” includingsleep. Because the Shakers were celi-bate, they had little need for doublebeds and used them only to savespace. Two men, women, or childrenwould sleep together in these.
M
any Shaker-designed single bedsdid not break down. The side railswere tenoned into the legs just likethe headboards and footboards.Almost all of the beds had casters onthe legs. This made it easy to movethe bed out of the way when sweepingthe floors. The beds were also relative-ly high off the ground to keep out of the cold drafts near the floor.
This bed is not a copy of a particularShaker bed. Instead, I have borrowedelements from a number of Shaker bedsI have seen
.
Some of my constructiondetails remain faithful to traditionalShakerconstruction.ButIhavemadeconcessions to modern living and tocontemporarywoodworkingtechniques.Ichose to make this a full-size bed,whichismoreusefulthanthe28-in.-to34-in.-wideand70-in.-to72-in.-longoriginals. I also omitted thecasters. I hesitate to say that thesechanges make the bed better, but theycertainly make it more familiar andcomfortable for us today.
Shaker-Style Bed
3 7
 
THEBASICSTRUCTURE of the Shaker-Style Bedis similar to the First Bed. However, the legs areturned, the headboard and footboard planks dodouble duty as structural rails, and the cleats areintegral with the side rail design.
Shaker-Style Bed
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S
HAKER
-
S
TYLE
B
ED
Twin*18
1
 ⁄ 
2
12
3
 ⁄ 
4
Queen2214
1
 ⁄ 
4
* For a twin bed, shorten the headboard squaresection to 14
1
 ⁄ 
2
and make the height of theheadboard 13
1
 ⁄ 
4
where it meets the leg.
Note: A king-size Shaker-Style Bed is not recommended.
OTHER BED SIZES
Side rail
Headboard
RailCleat
Footboardheight in centerHeadboardheight in center
SquaresectionSlatsBolt holecover

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