On my exploration of wood joinery I stumbled across a simply constructed Japanese style bed. I believe tatami refers to the mats that a traditional tatami bed utilizes. I would be using a western style queen size mattress so I decided to design my own using the elements of a traditional Japanese tatami bed.
I also wanted to take this opportunity to start learning Sketchup. Sketchup is a 3D design software that has a much more simple tool set than something like AutoCAD which makes it great for woodworking. To me, it’s almost like playing with 3D lego.
The bed is constructed out of 2×6 nominal construction lumber. It is finished with Boiled Linseed Oil.