RE: [medievalsawdust] Re: beds
- Clearer now. You're right. I see the same problem. I thought you were
referring to problems with the rails or head and foot board. Yes, I see
sagging with the slats as well.
I just add slats and hide it with a mattress.
From: ewdysar [mailto:ewdysar@...]
Sent: Tuesday, May 11, 2004 5:12 PM
Subject: [medievalsawdust] Re: beds
Perhaps I should have clarified my statement to "slat frame beds".
My rails, head and foot boards are all 1x8 red oak. My slats are (6)
1x6 red oak and 1 pegged 1x8 in the middle. At 54" wide (double bed)
I have noticed some flex with 2 people. After my bed was completed,
there were suddenly 2 more in the encampment (hmmmm), 1 with 1x1
rails added under the side rail mortises and thin plywood over the
slats for their air mattress. The other went wider to a queen size,
60" with side rail reinforcement. That bed was refitted with a brace
running from head to foot to support the longer slats. We're all
Vikings with a somewhat larger stature than average MA peoples.
Eliminating the gaps by adding more slats or using 2x wood for the
slats could probably eliminate that brace, I've thought that even a
1x1 stringer bonded to maybe 3 slats may be enough. My goal was a
replica, without "improvements", and have been told that my bed
appears surprisingly similar to the photo of the original Gokstad bed
that I was aiming for, perhaps not quite irregular enough.
The rope beds that I have seen have had thicker frames to take the
rope tension, but have been told that wide rope beds can be difficult
to tension properly.
I could ramble more, but going further down this path is better with
a fire and beverage... :)
Yours in service to the dream,
Ulfsvikings, Barony of Angels, Caid
--- In email@example.com, "Bill McNutt" <mcnutt@p...>
> Really. What do you use for your rails and headboard andfootboard? I
> have a king that doesn't require any bracing. But then, it onlygets
> used about six weeks a year.Yahoo! Groups Links
> ... In my experience, any portable beds
> wider than double require extra bracing that I have not seen in
> period construction.
> Eirikr (first post)
- Ladies and gentlemen,
I am looking for references on the inside of panel chests. Would you
please look into your collective memory and see if you have any photos
you could share or recall any references.
I'm attempting to document the proper amount of effort that should be
applied in cleaning up the interior. Did medieval artisans spend time
and effort finishing the interior beyond making sure that there were no
snags to rip fingers or contents?