my 16th Century Folding Bed
- Hey group,
Just wanted all to know I posted some pictures of the 16th Century
folding bed, I built from PDF plans on Medieval Encampments yahoo group.
Since this is a woodworking site I felt the need to post them here as
The wood is mostly all Oak Veneered plywood to keep costs down. Except
for the legs which are 1 1/2 squared Oak wood legs.
The project was fairly easy to cut the wood out, but assembly was a
bear. SO MANY HINGES!!!! with at least 6 screws per hinge! UGh In total
12 Door hinges, 12 hinges for the sides, 2 for the top, 2 more for the
folding footboard, and 4 latches for the Top, bottom and sides.
plus mounting plates, for the 4 screw in legs, and 6 nuts and bolts for
the two middle legs.
In all the project took a few weeks of building, taking time for
breaks, nervous breakdowns, events, work etc.....
If I were to add up the hours that I put into the bed, I would say
about 40 hours were needed for the entire build.
I have replaced the side hinges already from flimsy small hinges to
beefier hinges to take the weight of myself and my lady. The slats and
the futton mattress make for a nice comfortable sleep, and we have
enjoyed every minute lying down.
If others want more details I am working on getting good notes, and new
dimensions and creating a set of plans for Queen Sized bed too.