6 Drawer Bed Pedestal

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Project by Chris Davis posted 06-12-2009 02:25 PM 22074 views 11 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a 6 drawer unit that was completed for my showroom in June 2009. It is part of the platform group with different sizes and types of drawer pedestal. This one is 9 ¼”h overall. It is built using oak and epoxy coated side mount rails. I originally designed this type of drawer unit to hold a waterbed so it is very sturdy.

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#1 posted 05-07-2010 09:48 PM

Chris – just found your stuff after viewing the emag. you do amazing work brother. Neat story on your home page of LJ.

-- Harold

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#2 posted 05-16-2010 02:07 PM

Nice looking bed. Is the middle panel at the foot and headboards sepatate so you can change the size of the bed width? I plan on making one for my grandson for a single matress.

-- Wayne,Saint John,NB

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#3 posted 05-17-2010 01:03 PM

Wayne, you are correct. The center divider changes the width of the bed so with the same design I can use it on a twin, full, queen, or king. If the pedestal is taller I usually put a door at the foot. You get storage all down the center.

I had someone else contact me that was buildng one for a family member. I sent them my instructions on how to build them. Send me your email and I’ll send them to you also. (for personal use only)

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#4 posted 05-28-2010 01:38 AM

A super Bed great job

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 10-22-2010 05:13 PM

I am a novice who would like to build the six drawer platform bed in queen size.
you mentioned you would e-mail instuctions for personal use only, is that offer still
available? my e-mail is


Bill Barcafar

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#6 posted 03-22-2011 11:42 PM

Chris, I want to build a pedestal bed for my daughter. If the offer of details is still good, my e-mail is
Thank you, Pat

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#7 posted 06-02-2011 12:18 AM

I am trying to construct a pedestal for my waterbed. Right now I am sleeping on the floor, or so it seems, 9 1/4” is far to low for a six footer. Chris, I like your pedestal because it has storage but if I could get it at 18” that would be super. Would an 18” pedestal built like this be strong enough for a king size waterbed? Is it possible to stack 2 smaller pedestals ? Here is what I did over the Memorial Day holiday.

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#8 posted 11-27-2011 10:19 AM

I’m looking to build a bed in a king size with drawers on both sides (hopefully double stacked) and storage down the middle. Is there any suggestions or help hints you can give?

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#9 posted 04-10-2012 07:51 PM

Nice this may be what I am looking for to replace the set that got broken when we moved. I hope you are still allowing private use of instructions. Is that a possibility?

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#10 posted 04-10-2012 09:37 PM

Aaron, email me at and I’ll see if I can find a PDF copy for you. They are mainly for my use, so they are not real clear, but you should be able to figure them out.

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#11 posted 09-26-2012 05:44 PM

Hi Chris, do you still have instructions for that 6 drawer pedestal you did June of 2009. I have a teak waterbed and the pedestal broke and I’m having a hard time find a replacement or plans to build a new one. Please let me know. Thanks Nick.

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#12 posted 07-20-2013 03:58 AM

Love the project!

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#13 posted 08-10-2013 03:43 PM

This is very close to what I was wanting to build. I’d love the plans, but can’t send you a message yet because I’m a new member and I have to make 5 posts before I can send you a message.

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