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Project by Gregg M. posted 06-19-2015 02:25 PM 1974 views 8 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this bed for a customer who wanted a platform bed for his daughter. I found a design on Jon Peter’s website (jonpeters.com). I tweaked the design for a queen sized bed and included some joinery like blind dados and rabbits. The bed is made out of birch ply with walnut trim. The parts were all pre-finished by spraying with Sherwin Williams Kem Aqua Plus, a clear satin topcoat. The bed is made to disassemble and reassemble. It is very heavy when assembled.

You can view a short video of the build on YouTube: Making a platform bed

-- Marvel Woodworking, West Chester, PA - http://www.MarvelWoodworking.com





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#1 posted 06-19-2015 02:27 PM

Super looking Bed Gregg

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#2 posted 06-19-2015 11:57 PM

Nice touch with the walnut mattress frame. I built a similar one last week with plans from anawhite.com. For the middle support, I screwed a French cleat on each of the cubby boxes. Are you going with drawers, baskets, curtains or nothing for the cubbies?

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#3 posted 06-20-2015 03:23 PM

The bed was for a customer’s teenage daughter. I believe she will be putting baskets in the cubbies. When I get a picture of what she has done with the bed, I will update this posting.


Nice touch with the walnut mattress frame. I built a similar one last week with plans from anawhite.com. For the middle support, I screwed a French cleat on each of the cubby boxes. Are you going with drawers, baskets, curtains or nothing for the cubbies?

- Don Broussard


-- Marvel Woodworking, West Chester, PA - http://www.MarvelWoodworking.com

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#4 posted 06-21-2015 01:43 PM

Design is great,you’ve done it perfect.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 07-13-2015 11:50 PM

That looks awesome You don’t have the measurements you changed to fit a queen mattress by any chance do ha

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#6 posted 07-18-2015 06:55 PM

The outside of the frame that is on top on the unit measures 63 1/4” x 82” measurements for the queen. A queen sized mattress measure 60” x 80”. I have the plans in sketchup if you are interested.


That looks awesome You don t have the measurements you changed to fit a queen mattress by any chance do ha

- Dnorris1369


-- Marvel Woodworking, West Chester, PA - http://www.MarvelWoodworking.com

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