A Captain’s Bed for Buddy

The long labor day weekend allowed me to spend some time catching up on a few projects in the shop that are necessary to free up some furniture for the baby’s room.  Silas has been sleeping in a crib converted to a toddler bed but with the sister about a month away he needed a new bed.  I plan on building a second similar bed for Nathaniel soon as well.

I built a captain’s bed with three very large drawers (21 wide, 30 deep, and 14 tall).   The bed is constructed so the headboard and foot board are detachable and can be attached on either side depending on the layout of the room.  The bed is plywood construction with solid wood headboard, faceframe, and drawer fronts.  The drawers are dovetailed poplar using the side mount roller slides.   I now remember why the under mount slides that I used in the kitchen cost almost double.  They simply install easier and the soft close functions better.