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Project by Eric posted 1574 days ago 2624 views 3 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I came across this idea on an open source plan on some web site. They used it as an entertainment center. This seem like a logical choice for a platform bed. I like the simple modern/contemporary lines.

The plan on the web used 1” euro-ply baltic birch. Not something that is stocked here locally. Went to my local re-seller and the 1” stuff would be in the range of $200+ per sheet. I made the ~1.5” thick by laminating 2 sheets of 3/4”, so costing me about $120 per sheet.

Construction was simple. I used 2X Miller Dowels. The drill bit caused a lot of tear at first. I then pre-drilled with 1/2” forstner bit. In one picture you can see the dowels. I then laid 2×10 on top, to be used a step. I did not think the birch plywood could stand up to be stepped on over time. The sliding doors and back panels are 3/8” baltic birch stock and handles are white oak. These cabinets are, 60” x 15” x 15”. The finish is satin poly, that was applied by hand. The middle space is vented for A/V components if later used as an entertainment center.

This bed is, probably, over engineered, with 2×4 support frame with 2×10 slats with a mattress on top. At least that’s what my wife says.

-- Eric "That's all very well and human, but when will you stop having to apologize and start doing your very best you can? When will you begin?"





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ND2ELK

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#1 posted 1574 days ago

Looks good and very nicely done. I would rather see things over built, than under. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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Brandon

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#2 posted 1574 days ago

That 1.5” thick ply looks really clean!

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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Beginningwoodworker

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#3 posted 1568 days ago

Nice bed.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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