Bedroom Wall Unit #2: Platform Bed Design Initial Ideas

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Blog entry by depictureboy posted 01-19-2010 07:01 PM 8600 reads 1 time favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well this is subject to change at anytime as directed by management.

With some help from the forums I have been designing the platform bed for my bedroom wall unit. Below are the initial sketchup designs. I had initially thought about using a torsionbox under the mattress platform but I think I was overdesigning the bed. So I raised the supports up to the 13.5 inches of the outside frame so that the platform will be supported by them instead.

The frame will be made of 6/4 oak with 2 sheets of mdf sandwiched in between. The mdf will be 3 section glued and screwed together with pocket screws using a reversible glue joint on all the edges.

Detail of Platform

The below image shows the base assembly with the top removed. The holes will be for drawers once I have them designed.

Storage Design

and here is the initial wall view with the bed included.
Entire Wall

Any thoughts, ideas or critiques are welcome.

-- If you can't build it, code it. If you can't code it, build it. But always ALWAYS take a picture.

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