Knock Down Joints for a bed

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  • #136533
    sidorenko91
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    I am attempting to build a bed and I want to make the long rails connect to the posts using knock down joints.

    What type have any you used and what should I be aware of when I am cutting them? Thank you in advance!

    #136536
    David Perrott
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    Maybe the assembly table video? Just looking at all the past projects, there is so much to make!

    #136537
    sidorenko91
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    Good point! But I guess more specifically I was wondering if I could draw bore a mortise without gluing it. I know on the table video he said you don’t have to glue it.

    The only issue with the assembly table joint is doing it through the center of a post.

    #136540
    Peter George
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    Tusk tenons may be what you are looking for. They have been used in knock down furniture and even work benches.

    Peter in
    Biggar SK
    "New York is big, but this is Biggar"

    #136541
    sodbuster
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    I agree with my fellow Westerner on the tusk tenons. There are some online examples – e.g. moravian workbench – you could search for to look at. One drawback of these for a bed is the possible “ouch factor” for shins with the protruding tenons. Also tricky if the headboard needs to be flush to the wall.

    There are historical hardware solutions – look for bed bolts – that are in common use & don’t have the drawback of a projection past the bedpost. Lee Valley is one provider of a specialized bedbolt that does not require a hole all the way through the bedpost.

    Hope this helps!
    (Hi Peter – I’m an ex-pat in Upper Canada now but grew up in Regina.)

    #136548
    Peter George
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    @sodbuster
    The only thing I envy Upper Canada for is the hardwoods 🙂

    Peter in
    Biggar SK
    "New York is big, but this is Biggar"

    #136550
    Matt McGrane
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    You could also look at Rockler – I’m sure they have many choices for bed hardware.

    Matt, Northern California - Started a blog in 2016: http://tinyshopww.blogspot.com/

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