Contemporary platform bed

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Project by Viktor posted 03-03-2013 10:35 AM 11868 views 24 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Platform style twin-size bed built of maple (frame) and sapele (headboard) with polyurethane finish. Dimensions are 109×210 x 24 (platform) x 90 (headboard) cm. Lots of compound angles, tapers, and curves turned making this piece into a challenging task.


I attached legs similarly to the way it is done in tables (for easy disassembly). The corner brackets are keyed into the sides. These keys work so well that when bolts were tightened for the final fit everything held together without screws.

The center of the platform consists of three sheets of plywood supported by two removable beams.

Details on making headboard were posted here:

Thank you for looking.

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Clint Searl

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#1 posted 03-03-2013 12:45 PM

Great design, and nice work. I’ve made a half dozen platform beds, but none so elegant.

-- Clint Searl....Ya can no more do what ya don't know how than ya can git back from where ya ain't been

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Rob Vicelli

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#2 posted 03-03-2013 01:53 PM

Great design, craftsmanship and wood choice. I like your leg design and braces – looks very well thought out.

-- Rob V

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#3 posted 03-03-2013 03:23 PM

geaat look bed. You process to make the curved head board was very interesting.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#4 posted 03-03-2013 04:38 PM

A great design and very well executed! Thanks for sharing it with us.

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#5 posted 03-03-2013 04:42 PM

Reminds me of the “50’s” Danish Modern? Nice curves. Is this part of a suite?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#6 posted 03-03-2013 07:52 PM

No, Doc, this is not part of a suite; however I did try to make it go well with the rest of the room. Yes, it does remind mid-century Danish, but it is more angular.

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#7 posted 03-03-2013 08:39 PM

The design is beautiful with its clean simple lines. It is hard to get proportions and lines just right. You did it. Really nice work!


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#8 posted 03-04-2013 12:55 AM

Love the sutle arch in the headboard. Overall very clean design.

-- Jojy, Dallas

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#9 posted 03-04-2013 02:09 AM

Is the headboard curve meant to be a functional design? Does the curve support the back nicely so you can lounge and read or look out the window?

-- Dave, New England - “We are made to persist. that's how we find out who we are.” ― Tobias Wolff

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#10 posted 03-04-2013 02:16 AM

Yes, Dave, it is functional. I investigated the matter and come up with 196 cm radius curvature. The headboard support pieces start perpendicular to the platform and then curve backward. I tried to find a good balance between look and function.

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#11 posted 03-06-2013 02:51 PM

So sleek and elegant, great design and joinery. Like the curved headboard, makes you wanna read favorite books. Impressive work!

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#12 posted 04-29-2013 09:21 AM

Nice design.The platform bed is a great option for a guest room or children’s bedroom.Deciding on the right wood platform beds is very important, because without the top ones, they will not match your overall room look.

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