|Project by woodspar||posted 05-16-2007 06:36 PM||3547 views||10 times favorited||8 comments|
I built this queen sized platform bed over ten years ago. I was cleaning and decided to take a couple of pictures.
I really like the “Contemporary Scandinavian style” so I decided to get a platform bed. I looked at a lot of platform beds in the stores and I thought I can do that… So I studied the construction techniques and drew a plan. I was taking a shop course at the time and had access to great machines. I had very little in the way of woodworking tools at home at that time.
I thought about the plan for quite a while before building this one. It is basically pretty simple, with two boxes made of poplar planks one box on top of the other. The boxes are not “concentric,” the “headboard” of the top box sits above the “headboard” of the bottom box. The box on the bottom is smaller than the box on the top and the other three side “cantilever” over the floor. This forms a nice “kick space” under the bed and a great place to collect dust bunnies. A great place to stash woodworking magazines, I might add…
The bed is built of poplar with fir for the slats. The nice thing about this bed is that each person has a separate set of slats; the slats do not go all the way across. I made the bed such that it can be broken down and moved quickly; there are no fancy joints, just butt joints held together with screws. There is a cleat along the inner side of each side plank and a beam down the middle that supports the other cleat(s).