Olivia's Platform Bed

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Project by lobro4 posted 05-09-2018 04:32 PM 1517 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My third daughter and her husband just made the leap in to home ownership and also upsized to a King Sized mattress. They found the design for platform bed they liked and she suggested that it would be a pretty swell birthday present. Who am I to argue?
Given the dimensions of a King Sized mattress PLUS a 9” platform – this has a pretty impressive 96”x96” footprint. The headboard is 96” x 42” x 5” The faces are maple plywood and the edges are solid maple. The side boxes are side platforms are 91” x 9”w x 12” h. Here to the large faces are maple ply and the top and ends are solid maple. The footboard is 78” x 9”w x 12”h. The inner dimensions are 78”x 82”l. I built the parts on a skeleton as shown.
Color is 2 coats of General Finishes Medium Brown. The top coat is sprayed-on 4 coats of Minwax Water Based Poly Gloss. (After all these years, I finally put up some plastic to make a temporary spray station.)

Inspiration for the bed:

-- Rock Chalk Jayhawk Go KU!!

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#1 posted 05-09-2018 07:27 PM

Nice job! The color looks pretty fantastic, I wouldn’t mind seeing some close up photos of it. I also liked the way you constructed the project. I did a cal king platform bed a few years ago and I really like seeing how people do their design

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#2 posted 05-10-2018 12:51 AM

Nice! The finish came out great!

-- I could quit if I wanted

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#3 posted 05-13-2018 08:22 PM

wow its great do you have plans

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