Oak Twin Pioneer Bed

Submitted by yukondixon on Mon, 08/31/2015 - 22:07

I used red oak for this bed and finished it with danish oil (golden oak colour).  It turned out pretty well.  I decided to go without nails and screws, glue and biscuits for the joints and I used small dowels to hold the caps on the posts.  First project that I tired using only glue and biscuits and it wasn't that hard.  I also bought some bed rail hangers from Lee Valley to make the bed easier to take apart and put back together.  I used 2x2 for the slats because I don't have a box spring in the bed (to keep it lower since my son is only 2 1/2 at the time I built it).  If I put a box spring in there later, I'll change out the slats to something thinner.  Thanks for the plans, it worked out great.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
About $200 with red oak, glue and danish oil (wood can be expensive up here in the Yukon)
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Finish Used
Danish Oil - Golden Oak
Recommended Skill Level