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Platform Bed in Sapele

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Project by Matthew posted 07-19-2014 07:55 PM 1596 views 12 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a queen size platform type frame made from Sapele. This is not my design, I got the idea from a fellow lumberjock link here (http://lumberjocks.com/projects/22165 ). I like his better but I think this reproduction is ok.

I used Sapele throughout, and to support the mattress there is poplar slats and a “bunky board” that I already had.

The end stretchers (narrower side) are glued to the feet, and the longer stretchers are removable so the bed breaks down easily if it needs to be moved. I got some adhesive back felt to put on the feet to prevent scratching the floor.

The finish is general finishes Arm R Seal semi gloss.

Thanks for looking, comment or critique are always welcome.

-- Matthew, South Carolina ----- Jesus was a carpenter...





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GerardoArg1

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#1 posted 07-19-2014 08:58 PM

Beatiful. Like a lot. Nice job.

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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anuj5888

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#2 posted 07-20-2014 04:07 AM

Fantastic job! Perfect time for me to stumble upon this post. I was searching for designs on building my bed, and this one has caught my eye. It would be great if you could share the dimensions of the beam and slats used, also the design of the center support structure. Many thanks :)

-- The struggle itself towards the heights is enough to fill a man's heart.

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Matthew

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#3 posted 07-20-2014 11:04 AM

Thanks.

The feet are 6”x 6” blocks.

The beams were originally intended to be made from 8/4 material, but I could only find 6/4, so they came out to about a 1 1/4” thick. The inside of the frame measures 60” x 80”. For the slats, I used 6/4 poplar, three slats going lengthwise, and then set a bunky board on top. The side supports are held up by the feet which has the inside corner “pillar” cut down, and the center support is held by a block screwed to the beam on either end a which is dadoed to help lock it in place.

-- Matthew, South Carolina ----- Jesus was a carpenter...

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MRue

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#4 posted 07-20-2014 12:22 PM

Nice looking bed….. But every bed needs a headboard

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Matthew

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#5 posted 07-20-2014 12:50 PM

I did consider a headboard, but as this is for my use, I decided not to add one. I guess the look of the bed suffers a little, but function wise I am happy. I can always add one later if I decide to. Thanks for the comments

-- Matthew, South Carolina ----- Jesus was a carpenter...

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#6 posted 07-20-2014 02:33 PM

i like the overhang detail on the legs/feet

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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siavosh

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#7 posted 07-21-2014 07:11 AM

Beautiful craftsmanship. Something like this is in my todo list. The corner joinery looks great but I’d get nervous that I’d keep banging my shin on those sharp corners. Reality or paranoia?

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#8 posted 07-21-2014 07:15 AM

Hello Matthew

I like the detail on the legs

Great work

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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Matthew

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#9 posted 07-21-2014 10:37 AM



Beautiful craftsmanship. Something like this is in my todo list. The corner joinery looks great but I d get nervous that I d keep banging my shin on those sharp corners. Reality or paranoia?

- siavosh

The corners were a consideration. I made sure that they have a good round over, but more importantly, there is plenty of room around the bed to walk. I don’t see banging my shins as an issue now (hopefully I’m right).

Thanks for the comments

-- Matthew, South Carolina ----- Jesus was a carpenter...

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Manitario

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#10 posted 07-21-2014 03:04 PM

very unique design!

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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#11 posted 07-22-2014 12:20 AM

Great looking bed frame—simple, yet elegant!

-- Dean

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WVWoodshed

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#12 posted 07-24-2014 10:02 PM

Really like the legs and the extended rails. Looks great!!! Headboards do add to the appearance, but functionally they are overrated. Thanks for sharing!!!

-- Keep your mind on your fingers and your fingers on your hands...

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