Raised Platform Bed

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Project by Gene47 posted 04-17-2009 03:33 PM 4410 views 5 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Greetings & Salutations,

We live in a rual area of Arkansas in a Double Wide Trailer that I have been overhauling ever since we bought it 6 yrs ago. Even though it does have some nice living areas the bedrooms are rather small compared to a conventional house.

To help with the storage problem and space situations I took on to build a raised platform bed. We already had a very nice headboard assemble that included a very large mirror and two side cabinets with doors opening up on a three shelf space and 3 drawers and a pull out side tray all in a dark mahogany finish.

I built the platform bed to have 6 large drawers on each side each drawer is 24” x 25” and a full 6” deep. I also made the footboard to match and stained everything in mahogany and then applied 3 coats of polyurethane.

I had to make the bed in 2 sections and join them after getting them inside the room.

We were able to eliminate a large chest of drawers and a dresser that was in the room and left only a very small path to move around in and made it impossible to move if anyone had a drawer open.

In addition a removed the sheet rock on the wall in the room that was where the 2 halves of the trailer were mated and build in between each of the studs a shelf compartment as well as a place to put a flat screen TV and then install doors over each section. So now I don’t have to trip over the 150 pairs of shoes that always seem to be around. LOL.

-- Gene Miller - it only took me 3 days 9 hours and 28 minutes to get that top flat!

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#1 posted 04-17-2009 03:38 PM

Very nice design and build. Love the Mahogany finish.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#2 posted 04-17-2009 04:32 PM

Great use os space!

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#3 posted 04-17-2009 06:50 PM

Use of space under the bed is great, and I love the mahogany finish. I want that wall storage unit!

-- Joe,Texas,

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#4 posted 04-19-2009 07:08 AM

Hey Gene nice bed great finish


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#5 posted 04-19-2009 10:52 PM

Great way to utilize space !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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