Mission Style King Bed


Mission Style King Bed

The centerpiece of the bedroom suite is the bed itself. We had a metal bed frame for our mattress and box springs, with blocks under the legs to raise the head of the bed. One of my design criteria was to come up with a way to significantly raise the head of the bed without it showing.

I accomplished that by angling the side rails slightly while keeping the posts vertical, and also angling the cleats on the inside of the side rails to come up with about a 5 inch total difference in height from the footboard to the headboard. The photo below shows the side rail under construction with the angled cleat visible. 


Bed Rails showing angled cleat

The panels in the headboard and footboard are made from resawn solid oak, in a frame. Being a king size bed, it also has a center support running from the head to the foot, installed at the same angle as the cleat. The support has an adjustable foot in the center to help support the weight. 

And, of course a new bed calls for a new mattress and box springs, which we have just recently purchased. The bed sleeps as good as it looks!

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