Platform Bed #2: Second day progress

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Blog entry by Craftsman on the lake posted 02-04-2012 10:41 PM 8103 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Initial framing Part 2 of Platform Bed series Part 3: Platform part ready for finish »

Design change on the fly. I decided that with our EXTREMELY limited storage space I couldn’t waste the space under one side of the bed so I made a long rectangular cubby that will have a door to store… maybe the vacuum cleaner? Not sure yet.

I also decided on one larger drawer instead of two smaller ones. If I had made two they would have been a bit small. One drawer is a bit large but it will be better that way I think.

The long box like cubby that the door will be added to later.

A long view shot of the bed with two sides skinned with hard maple. It was easier to work by raising the side of the bed up a bit.

The front with the opening for one drawer and the cubby near the head for glasses, watch, etc. This will eliminate the need for night tables which wouldn’t fit well in our room situation. I made the plywood box and inserted it into the opening. The bottom and top edges are trimmed with a small raised molding. The very bottom of the bed that is reset from the rest has a maple board gluing.

The other two sides of the bet will be against walls so I’ll finish them off with a cabinet grade plywood I picked up. and of course I need to decide on a headboard style. Onward!

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#1 posted 02-04-2012 10:50 PM

looking real good…i like it..i need to do something like this, but we have plenty of room for side tables, when i built the house i made our bedroom extra large, i like the long cubby, for me it would be a good place to store some guns…i dont like mine out for display really, if we ever had a break in, im sure the guns would be gone …but i really like this…if i do mine i will use heart pine…keep at it dan…grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#2 posted 02-04-2012 10:55 PM

Hey, that’s looking great.
Looking forward to the finished project.

Mike in NB

-- Mike - In Fort McMurray Alberta

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#3 posted 02-05-2012 03:09 AM

Somehow storing the vacuum cleaner in the bed sounds funny to me….
I know there is a joke in there somewhere????
Looking forward to your next installment.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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Craftsman on the lake

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#4 posted 02-05-2012 03:38 AM

Ha Ellen, It does sound funny doesn’t it? Probably a dirty joke in there someplace but I won’t go there!

My wife and I each have a closet for clothes. We have a small cellar added when an addition was put on years ago. that is a place for the washer and dryer. that’s it. And a small attic over the shop in the garage. A vacuum cleaner has to stand up in the corner of the bedroom. So, in remodeling the house (first the bedroom, then the bathroom, this spring the livingroom/kitchen) I’m claiming every but of possible storage space available.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#5 posted 02-05-2012 08:15 PM

It looks like your project is coming along very well. I was thinking that extra space would be a good place to store extra pillows, blankets and sheets.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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