Platform King Bed

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Project by Joe Anderson posted 2558 days ago 2479 views 16 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well. My wife came to me again and wanted to show me a picture of bed in the Pottery Barn Catalog. She wanted this bed, so I convinced her I can build it.
This was a big undertaking for me. It is my second large scale woodworking project. I have learned so much. We are pleased with the outcome and have created much needed storage. The two front drawers have dividers for all her shoes and 2 pairs of mine. (thats all I own and need).
The bed is built of three cabinents made of 3/4 MDF, faced with pine face frames. This was my first attempt at frame and panel construction and I had fun. I built bottom red oak runners and guides for drawer slide.
The drawers are 1/2” birch faced plywood.
Obvioulsy primed and painted a soft cream color.

-- JAnderson: Columbus, OH

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#1 posted 2558 days ago

only 2 pair of shoes?? And how many power tools?

bed is awesome. I, too, love all of the storage!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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Thos. Angle

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#2 posted 2558 days ago

Interesting design. We need a bed and storage. Maybe…...... I know about the shoes!! Thanks for the idea.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#3 posted 2558 days ago

Really nice work! My wife also saw a bed like that in a she wants one! Nice execution, I like the divided storage draws. Why did you go shallow on the side draws? Also, how does the rest of the bed go together? Did you slap a piece of ply over the whole thing to put the box spring and matress on, or does the whole thing slide under a bed frame? Great job!


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#4 posted 2558 days ago

Nice work, Joe! Great design.

Congratulations on completing a large project.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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Joe Anderson

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#5 posted 2557 days ago

Brad_Nailor Thanks, by the way your box was awesome. I built it in three pieces with independent tops of mdf. I bolted the three together for no movement. I did not want the sides so deep as to minimize space on sides. The drawers are 8” tall and almost 24” deep

-- JAnderson: Columbus, OH

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#6 posted 2557 days ago

I think you need to build a larger one, she needs more shoes. LOL.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#7 posted 2553 days ago

Definitely more shoes! Great bed!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#8 posted 2552 days ago

That’s my bed! At least it is the one I want. I saw the same catalog and thought the same thing. My problem is I am the woodworker. Did you take any measurements when you were building the bed?

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#9 posted 1564 days ago

I’ve got a queen bed in the guest bedroom on a roller frame, and a huge storage problem. I am pretty sure this type of setup would go MILES to fixing that…

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#10 posted 1564 days ago

Looks great nice build

-- Custom furniture

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#11 posted 1480 days ago

Hey, Joe, there’s nothin’ wrong with that bed – great work. Woodworking can fill so many needs. It’s just a great hobby or profession.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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