Shaker Bed Woodworking Plans

If you appreciate the understated design in shaker furniture, you will certainly enjoy this woodworking project. This one is from the publisher of “Fine Woodworking” magazine (The Taunton Press). If you have ever picked up an issue of Fine Woodworking, you probably know the level of detail that they include with their plans. This free shaker bed woodworking plan is no different. The project description is thorough and the measured drawings of the detailed sections are a big help. The skill level of this fine woodworking project might be a little advanced, but it is a great place to take your skills to the next level.

The woodworking plan is a PDF document and is linked from the picture of the finished project.
shaker bed woodworking plans
CUT LIST FOR SHAKER BED
Headboard and Footboard

1 Headboard plank 1 1⁄16 in. x 20 3⁄4 in. x 56 3⁄8 in.
1 Footboard plank 1 1⁄16 in. x 13 5⁄8 in. x 56 3⁄8 in.
2 Headboard posts 2 in. x 2 in. x 32 1⁄4 in.
2 Footboard posts 2 in. x 2 in. x 26 1⁄4 in.

Side Rails
2 Side rails 1 1⁄16 in. x 3 in. x 76 1⁄2 in.
2 Ogees for headboard ends 1 1⁄16 in. x 5 in. x 12 in.
2 Ogees for footboard ends 1 1⁄16 in. x 3 in. x 10 in.
2 Cleats 1 in. x 2 5⁄16 in. x 76 in.
15 Slats 3⁄4 in. x 4 in. x 54 1⁄8 in.

Hardware
30 Dowels (for slat pins) 5⁄16 in. x 1 1⁄2 in.
4 Hex-head bolts with nuts and washers
4 Bolt hole covers 1 1⁄4 in. x 1 3⁄4 in. x 1⁄4 in. thick
#6 x 1 5⁄8-in. screws, as needed
#6 x 3⁄4-in. roundhead brass screws, as needed

These dimensions are for a full-size bed with a mattress up to 8 in. thick. You may have to adjust your dimensions to suit the bed size, the mattress size, or any differences in wood dimensions.

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