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This is a twin bed with medieval pillory stocks as the head board. I built this primarily as a screener for company. Anyone who would find it as cool as I do would be more inclined to understand my dark sense of humor and unapologetic love of all things unorthodox.

First, I used Google Sketchup to design the bed. This is a free and simple program that every DIYselfer should know and be familiar with.

The model is pictured, as well as the finished project.
 
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Step 1: Materials

Any bed is simply a frame for a mattress. Like most beds, this one consists of a detachable headboard, foot board, side runners, and support beams. The design is easily scalable for longer mattress types or wider (though wider might require and additional support beam running down the center.

Head board
Posts 4x4" by 4' long x 2
Crossbeam 4x4" by 37" long
Back board 1x6" by 3'1.5" x 3

Foot board
Posts 4x4 by 3' long x 2
Crossbeam 4x4" by 37" long

Runners
2x6" 77" long
2x2" 5'6" long

Cross Supports
1x6" 41" long x 6
Plywood (if you don't have a box spring) 41x76"

Hardware
"L" steel brackets x 4
Screw Bolts for steel brachets x 16
Steel support plate x 4
Wood screws for support plate
2.5" #14 wood screws x 12
Stylized support hardware for bottom 1x6 on headboard (your choice)
Stylized fastening hardware for adjustable headboard (stock portion)
Ring Rope fastener of choice (optional)
Copper post caps for 4x4 posts (optional)

Mattress
Mattress of your choice.
Mine was from an Ikea bed that I was replacing (rough play broke the support beams and finally the side rails). It measured 75" x 39"

Finish
Stain of choice
Polyurethane lacquer or other protective coating.
Paint thinner

Tools
(These are the ones I had at my disposal, but a rougher version can be made with simpler tools.
Table Saw
Router
Skill Saw
Compressor driven bolt driver
Drill with various bits
Belt Sander
Palm Sander
Appropriate sandpaper
Paint Brush
Rags

skmagiik7 months ago

May I ask where you got your wheels/rollers, I am making a similar project and wanted to go with a drawer system like yours

Polemic (author)  skmagiik6 months ago
Because the drawers were three feet long and used to store heavy... stuff, I opted for building what are essentially boxes on wheels. Each was guided by wood dividers, but were generally free rolling on casters from home depot.

If I were to do it again, I might pursue heavy duty drawer tracks.

~ j
jon_chalk1 year ago
I like the deep drawers. Generally, they are only half the depth. No wasted space here. Are your drawers on casters?

If you have guests, a possible way to make the headboard "discrete" is to create a leather cover that slips over it and it gives the look of a padded headboard. Plus it will do double duty: if you just want to read a book and sit up against the headboard.
I like this but I think it would be even better to build a removable pillory into the foot of the bed and pop it in as needed. Also makes for more discretion, no company or kids have to ever see it. And then you can also have the head of the bed up against a wall as well where most beds are oriented. Also, if built into the foot of the bed the object of your desire can either kneel on the mattress while being in the pillory or stand on the outside of the bed while in it if you allow for the height that would be needed.
Polemic (author)  CtrlAltDominate1 year ago
I really like this idea. Maybe on the next build, which I imagine will include the appropriate amount of welding.
SWV17875 years ago
I like the look of it but some people might think this is kinda kinky to have in your bedroom...
That's the point.... ;)
If you're going to have kinky stuff around, the dungeon and the bedroom are generally the best place for them. ;)

Of course; there's kinky stuff in every room of our house.
Polemic (author)  SWV17875 years ago
Whoo-hoo. Mission accomplished.
sticks and stones might break my bones but whips and chains excite me
dzzyluwho2 years ago
Wow! I want this! However, I agree - it would be convenient if it were removable or concealable in some fashion and reversed to the foot. All four posters could have hooks as well in them at various levels. If I didn't have children at home, I couldn't care less what it looked like - but...
sook4 years ago
Very nice and the wife thinks so as well ;)  As I have an abundance of 2x4 and 2x6, do you think the gluing to make the 4x4 would still give the strength necessary for this design?

Polemic (author)  sook4 years ago
I think that would work if you threw in some long screws. I'd be concerned about squeaking. Mine is generally pretty quiet but can wake the dead when it's *ahem* in full use.

If you're thinking about building such a headboard, my friend build some free standing pillory stocks using a unique sliding system for the locking board. I'll see if I can grab some pics of his model - it uses a metal bracket fitted into a groove in the bedpost rather than trying to route a groove for the entire 3/4 in board.
You mentioned adding leather and padding. Please post pics once you get it upholstered!