when designing this i had a couple ideas in mind:
i wanted no hardware so it was easy to assemble and disassemble
and i wanted to make it out of simple materials like 2x4 and just a single sheet of 4x8 plywood
Illustrator for all the layouts for my cuts.
1 4x8 sheet of 3/4" plywood
1 3/4" dowel
compound miter saw
hand drill with 3/4" hole saw
drill press with 3/4" forstner bit
orbital and belt sander
all my wood working was done at TechShop San Jose
Step 1: Layout
I started with a rectangle the size of my mattress and a 4x8 rectangle
first i wanted to figure out how to cut my plywood into as few pieces as
possible to cover the area of my mattress.
Then I chose the placement of my 2x4s and the dowel holes to keep
the plywood from sliding around.
Step 2: 2x4s
Next I marked the placement of the dowel holes and the
notches for the cross halved joints.
Using the Drill press and a forstner bit I drilled out the dowel holes.
Then using a combination of the table router and table saw with
dado blades cut out the joint notches.
Step 3: 4x8 plywood sheet
4x8 plywood sheet. Then I marked the locations of the dowel holes and
drilled them out with a hand drill and a hole saw bit. Using the belt sander
I rounded the corners a bit. Then with the orbital sander I gave all three
sheets a good smoothing out.
Step 4: Cut dowels
to cut it down to the sizes that I needed