Phillies Storage Bed

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Project by Chris Davis posted 03-23-2009 03:03 PM 5235 views 19 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a custom design that was completed on March 21, 2009. It is a storage style bed that I’ve built before, but with an added design element on the top of the headboard. The customer wanted a Phillies logo that could be removed later on if needed.

It has plenty of storage space. The bookcase headboard is 17” deep with 7 compartments. Under the headboard is two large pullout storage bins. If that is not enough it has a 12 drawer platform with a door at the foot.

Since it is being painted I used maple wood with a little MDF on parts like the drawer fronts and door. The finish on this is a flat black lacquer with a black undercoater.

Here are some building pictures:
The top headboard section.
Building the base.
The headboard.
The pedestal and drawer fronts.
All parts together and ready to finish.
Showing the storage drawer open.

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#1 posted 03-23-2009 03:16 PM

Nice storage bed.

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#2 posted 03-23-2009 05:09 PM

Nice Job Chris , looks like a lot of detail to work out.


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#3 posted 03-23-2009 05:30 PM

Very elegant design and suite finish.

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#4 posted 01-13-2010 09:22 PM

nice bed do you have plans for it in a full size?

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#5 posted 09-20-2010 02:32 AM

I am using your bed as a model for my bedframe. Mine is a Cal King and I’m being questioned about the use of Birch plywood for the project. What are your thoughts on that? Also, I’m being asked about using MDF for the interior framing since it won’t be seen. Thoughts?

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#6 posted 09-20-2010 01:15 PM

Birch plywood would be fine. Most people usually use birch for their paint grade. I just stock maple so that is what I used. On the MDF. I tend to use it more on the exposed parts because of its smoothness and finish qualities (end grain is harder to paint). On structrial parts on the interior frame I’d use plywood, non-structrial parts not seen use what ever.

On this one I could have easily used MDF on most parts except the drawer frame. For weight reasons I choose plywood on most of the headboard too.

Hope that helps.

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