|Project by Chris Davis||posted 08-17-2007 01:49 PM||3499 views||6 times favorited||7 comments|
Completed Aug. 10 2007.
This is a platform bed that I custom built for a customer. It is based off a design that I usually order in from a supplier, so I don’t normally build this style. The wanted it in a king size, which is not very common in platform beds. They also wanted a special color and for it to hold a soft side waterbed. So this was that I had to build.
Maple wood construction
Extra support in center to support a waterbed mattress.
Custom color with glaze coat.
To accomidate the waterbed mattress I added a solid sheet of 3/4” MDF over the slats. I also added a continous leg in the center that ran from the the head to about 12” from the foot. This leg gave the center some support and took a little weight off the post. The customer didn’t want the legs to leave an impression in the carpet, so I made the footprint a little wider by making add a piece of 3/4 plywood to the bottom of the leg about 6” wide and the full length of the leg.
I matched the color to a small box that the customer broght in. It was a red that was very hard to match. I ended up using the technique used on the Federal Style Display Cabinet I built a couple months ago. The color turned out perfect.
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