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Ttrees

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This is how I see the bed when I enter the room. So I would leave the glue lines as in the picture below.
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If you can select your material so that the face grain is vertical,you can likely hide the joint line.
Custard mentioned selecting riftsawn material for legs before,
as it leaves a vertical grain line in two dimensions.
An interesting post which you can likely find easily enough.

Not ever looked into much design of beds, but from the ones I have dismantled,
they have had angle iron frames attaching to hefty cast iron brackets,
and assembled with coachscrews into hefty headboard legs and footboard legs.

I presume you may need some angle bits to stop those legs racking at the least, as the drawing appears quite slimline to me.
 

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If you can select your material so that the face grain is vertical,you can likely hide the joint line.
Custard mentioned selecting riftsawn material for legs before,
as it leaves a vertical grain line in two dimensions.
An interesting post which you can likely find easily enough.

Not ever looked into much design of beds, but from the ones I have dismantled,
they have had angle iron frames attaching to hefty cast iron brackets,
and assembled with coachscrews into hefty headboard legs and footboard legs.

I presume you may need some angle bits to stop those legs racking at the least, as the drawing appears quite slimline to me.
Thanks Tom for the reply,

I will only get flat sawn boards from the supplier, but for the leg, I can cut out the portion with vertical grain, as the legs are narrow.

I will try to use this connection with threaded insert, headless screw and half moon washer
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(image is courtesy of natural bed company)
as you can see, there are no angle brackets and coachscrews, only metric screws and dowels. Hopefully my bed will not rack, if their beds do not.

But it is my first bed to be built, so I forsee some issues.
 

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Couldn't find the specific thread I was looking for, but Custard's posts will be quite helpful
if you can find them.
 
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