Your Not So Ordinary Platform

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Project by Chris Davis posted 10-23-2009 03:52 PM 3558 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are some platform beds that were competed in October 2009. They both use full size mattresses, but the platform is about 75” wide. I made a row of cabinets to where they fit on the side of the bed and they fit on top of the platform.

I made the cabinets in 3 pieces, but where they appear as one. The dividing face frame hides the seam between the cabinets. The top is made in one piece to also make it look to be one piece.

One of the beds has a headboard where the other one doesn’t. They both go to the came customer, just one child choose to have a Media Stand instead of the headboard. The one with the headboard will have a frige in that open spot under the headboard.

Here are a few building videos:
Abby Headboard cut
Abby Headboard Banding
Abby Headboard Sanding
Abby Build
Alex and Abby's bed
Platform build
Cabinet Cut/Rip
Cabinet Bainding
Bookcase Building
Door Parts
Door Preps
“Door Building”:
Door Sanding
Abby and Alex Drawers

A Few Building Pictures
Bilding on one of the bookcases
The platform
Using a dowel jig on the feet

For more building pictures see my Current Projects link at or See what we are doing live:

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#1 posted 10-23-2009 04:11 PM

A very cool bed well done

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 10-23-2009 05:39 PM

I like the design! Another great job!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#3 posted 10-23-2009 06:22 PM

These are some nice designs, Chris. It is amazing how many different looks you can create with the same basic design.

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