I had made a convertible crib / bed for my grand-daughter Isla a almost 4 years ago, see: https://bronkalla.com/blog/2018/03/04/crib-construction-start/. It had been successfully converted from crib to bed. However, Isla as a little sister Aubrey who now needs a crib. Rather than build another convertible crib / bed, and end up with yet more left over parts (end panels, mattress frame)), I decided to make another bed for Isla. It is based on another that I built for my son David and his wife Kelly a few years ago but is scaled down from King size to Full size. The Sketchup design was modified and sent to Isla’s mom, Jessie, for approval. I love being able to do 3D renderings of the project prior to starting.
Isla’s bed is made from cherry. I have the thick cherry stock for the legs (8/4), cross rails (6/4) and long side rails (6/4) left over from the kitchen table project. It is also a weird sign of the times, that cherry is now significantly less expensive than white oak and on par with poplar! The end panel in-fill will be 1/2″ cherry plywood.
Today I got all of the large pieces, jointed, planed and cut to size. The files for all of the mortises in the legs are also ready for the CNC router.