Bed Construction Details

Richard Bissell Fine Woodworking bed construction detailsAll my beds feature knock down mortise and tenon joinery which combines the exceptional strength of a mortise and tenon joint with the convenience of easy disassembly for shipping and moving.

Closely spaced hardwod slats provide strong support for your mattress and are kept in place with notched ledger strips. In addition the slats in king size beds have a center support beam with a 5th leg in the middle of the bed.

Beds intended for a boxspring and mattress have strong angle iron brackets, instead of slats, set flush with the bottom of the bed rails. King size beds also have a cross slat and 5th leg in the middle of the bed to support the double box springs.

My beds can be made to accomodate whatever type of mattress you are using including:

  • Traditional box spring & mattress
  • Traditional mattress only
  • Foam mattress
  • futon
  • Tempurpedic type mattresses with or without foundation
  • Tempurpedic adjustable bed setups