Platform Bed - Build Plans


AutoCad  (.dwg)          https://drive.google.com/file/d/1UuKo_PfwkZabKHHslnbRAL7HVqZH1Htq/view?usp=sharing
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Years ago i built my own platform bed.  I was inspired by an expensive version, but mine cost less than $150.
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This is all the parts of the bed.  The frame, headboard, legs, and supports.  All of it is pine, because pine is cheap.
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The connections are simple metal brackets, which makes it easy to assemble and take apart.  And i've taken this apart many times.
bed support, wood rail

Even though it's pine, a good stain and polyurethane can make it look like a nicer wood.
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And several grits of sandpaper combined with polyurethane will produce a mirror finish.
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You need to use a memory foam mattress to create the low profile.
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Here is the assembled bed.  Low and wide was the platform bed look i was going for.
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One nice touch was that when assembling the corners, i used the metal bracket combined with the square leg.  Once screwed together it held everything in tight.
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I assembled the bed upside down then flipped it over.  Here you can see the middle of the bed supports.
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The final look is of a typical platform bed.  Very modern looking.
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And combined with the simple yet strong bracket construction, it makes for a great spare bedroom bed.
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