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trevor7428

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07-13-2018 02:58 AM

Topic tags/keywords: bed frame

So I just did my first dry assembly of this bed frame I’m making for my master bedroom. I got the plans from the wood whisper and just made a few adjustments.

Before building I was so worried about making sure the headboard/ footboard where not to high or low, making sure my mattress would fit inside the frame and making sure my mortise where in the correct place on the legs. I didnt think too much about the side rails.

I have an adjustable mattress, so there is no box frame. So there will be no slats. That means my mattress is already at a pre determined height above the floor. Well the top of my side rails are 10 3/4” above the ground and the bottom of my mattress is 12” above the ground. So that means it would look like my bed is floating 1 1/4” above the frame (side rails).

Yes after bed sheets, know one would see the issue, but I dont want to just leave it.

So it seems like I have a couple options. Re due the legs (which I’m not going to do). Or remove the hardware on the legs and move it up. Since I had to mortise a slot in the legs to insert hardware. By raising the hardware you would see part of the mortise below the side rail.

So I was thinking to route a channel 3/4” wide down the bottom part of the leg to add a walnut accent strip. Which would hide the mortise.

Any other ideas

P.S. my bedframe is in the living room because I could do a dry assembly in the garage lol no room.

-- Thank You Trevor OBrion


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jbay

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#1 posted 07-13-2018 03:28 AM

Design change opportunity.
Mimic the top of the footboard and add it to the sides.

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#2 posted 07-13-2018 03:47 AM

I would put the mattress in there first and then get in and out of bed. To see the back of my legs drug across the the side rail. Then clamp a filler piece on and do the same. If you prefer the filler piece then I would go with jbay and make the filler look like the head and foot board.

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trevor7428

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#3 posted 07-13-2018 03:55 AM

Great idea, thank you. I would never have thought of that.

The only thing with doing that is. The side rails are removable via the hardware. I would have to find similar hardware but way smaller for the top rail or I guess i could just get a 2nd set of same hardware and cut it in half

I wish there was an app, to make drawings like you did on my phone :(
That’s cool how u did that and appreciate the idea

-- Thank You Trevor OBrion

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builtinbkyn

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#4 posted 07-13-2018 03:58 AM

The “decorative rails” don’t need to extend all the way. They don’t need to be fastened to the head and foot boards. They can come close but not touch.

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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#5 posted 07-13-2018 11:28 AM

won’t you have a similar issue of the mattress looking like its floating above the floorboard as well?

I’d probably take the design change opportunity to add 2 – 3” feet to the legs to raise the whole bed frame…

-- Brian Famous :: Charlotte, NC :: http://www.FamousArtisan.com

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#6 posted 07-13-2018 11:33 AM

Have you actually put the mattress in the frame? Because I suspect with he shadow of the mattress it won’t actually look that bad. Try it before you make any adjustments.

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#7 posted 07-13-2018 12:17 PM

Also: when there are sheets and blankets on the bed they usually hang over the sides, so again, you may not see the gap.

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#8 posted 07-13-2018 12:40 PM



I d probably take the design change opportunity to add 2 – 3” feet to the legs to raise the whole bed frame…

- BFamous

Same here. And use a contrasting wood so that it looks like I did it on purpose.

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trevor7428

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#9 posted 07-13-2018 02:16 PM


I d probably take the design change opportunity to add 2 – 3” feet to the legs to raise the whole bed frame…

- BFamous

Same here. And use a contrasting wood so that it looks like I did it on purpose.

- theart

If I added on to the bottom of the legs then the bottom of my headboard and foot board would be way above my mattress. The position of the headboard/ footboard is the exact hight above the ground as I want them to be.

-- Thank You Trevor OBrion

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#10 posted 07-13-2018 02:22 PM


I d probably take the design change opportunity to add 2 – 3” feet to the legs to raise the whole bed frame…

- BFamous

Same here. And use a contrasting wood so that it looks like I did it on purpose.

- theart

If I added on to the bottom of the legs then the bottom of my headboard and foot board would be way above my mattress. The position of the headboard/ footboard is the exact hight above the ground as I want them to be.

- trevor7428

Understood that it would raise the bottom of your headboard above the mattress, though I don’t see how it would do the same with the footboard. As I see it as if the bottom of the mattress is floating above the top of the siderails it is also floating above the bottom board of the footboard.
In the case of the bottom of the headboard I’d probably look to do feet and add a decorative board under the lowest board of the headboard, or switch that one out for one that is 2 – 3” wider (to correspond with the foot height).

I would not just raise the siderails, as then they would not be aligned with the bottom board of the footboard and the aesthetics would be off.

-- Brian Famous :: Charlotte, NC :: http://www.FamousArtisan.com

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builtinbkyn

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#11 posted 07-13-2018 02:52 PM

This doesn’t appear to be a complicated issue. Add a trim cap to the existing bed rail. It’s only a matter of 1 1/4”? Make a cap and dimension it as needed. It can be contrasting wood or the same wood. It can have some kind of feature so it doesn’t look like an afterthought.

This isn’t to scale or represent anything other than a possibility of how to go about it.

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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trevor7428

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#12 posted 07-14-2018 02:28 AM


This doesn t appear to be a complicated issue. Add a trim cap to the existing bed rail. It s only a matter of 1 1/4”? Make a cap and dimension it as needed. It can be contrasting wood or the same wood. It can have some kind of feature so it doesn t look like an afterthought.

This isn t to scale or represent anything other than a possibility of how to go about it.

- builtinbkyn

Mhmm very interesting, that would be the easiest way to resolve the issue.

Thanks

-- Thank You Trevor OBrion

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#13 posted 07-14-2018 02:48 AM


This doesn t appear to be a complicated issue. Add a trim cap to the existing bed rail. It s only a matter of 1 1/4”? Make a cap and dimension it as needed. It can be contrasting wood or the same wood. It can have some kind of feature so it doesn t look like an afterthought.

This isn t to scale or represent anything other than a possibility of how to go about it.

- builtinbkyn

Mhmm very interesting, that would be the easiest way to resolve the issue.

Thanks

- trevor7428


I agree, and….you could still add some small blocks in the reveal to mimic the head/foot boards, just for added design.

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#14 posted 07-14-2018 02:56 AM

Please post Pictures, I will have a similar issue with a adjustable bed frame on a Cal King. In reading the literature on the frame though. instead of the legs, it can rest on a platform. My biggest issue with the adjustable frame is the mattress tends to skid off to the side, an inch or 2 every night. That is why I want to build a frame for mine. Dan

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