Platform Bed

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Project by Dustbringer posted 07-31-2018 10:26 PM 1171 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project was at the request of my younger daughter who needed to fit her queen mattress she’d gotten as a gift, provide lots of bookshelf and storage space. I went with pine (again) as I knew this wasn’t going to be a piece of furniture that she kept after heading off to college, but I wanted it to be sturdy but 100% free-standing – so it’s mostly 2×8 and 2×12 lumber. It’s totally over-engineered, but this was before I’d really gotten into woodworking, so i was making it up as I went along. As with my other beds, I incorporated pieces of childhood furniture into the final product (pickets), and it turned out really well. She loves it.

-- .:Dustbringer:.

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#1 posted 08-01-2018 01:22 AM

VERY SOLID!!!! Nice work!

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#2 posted 08-01-2018 06:42 PM

Ever think about building in a hiding spot?

-- Matt -- I yam what I yam and that's all what I yam

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#3 posted 08-01-2018 07:14 PM

Ha! Oddly enough, I did. If you slide the mattress away from the corner, I left a trap door sanded, but not wood-filled or glued. It was really for storage, but in theory I could hide a kid (or Christmas presents) in there as long as I remain outside to put the mattress back in place.

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#4 posted 08-03-2018 10:43 AM

Really nice work. I will doing something similar for my youngest son. Most likely with a baseball theme.

-- Chris K

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