|Project by PurpLev||posted 05-09-2010 02:01 AM||4240 views||12 times favorited||10 comments|
After having a too high bed (used with under-bed shelving for storage) which I didn’t like, I disassembled it and recycled the plywood for my router table (still in the words for lack of time), and instead, built this low platform bed.
This bed is made entirely using 3/4” chinese (I assume) cabinet grade birch plywood from HD (some $20+ a sheet), there are about 2 full sheets here including the platform under the mattress. the headboard is a gloat find of top veneer of figured birch. obviously I snagged it quickly, and found a good use for it.
the shelves are connected to the headboard using slots that they slide into, and provide enough support (as you can see, they are supporting hefty speakers, and can support a laptop easily or a bunch of heavy duty books).
the platform is a simple frame with 2 cross bars in the center holding the platform on which the mattress is resting on. the corners are miters for looks although at this height it’s hard to see. very simple, very useful.
Thanks for looking,
Edit: Several people asked me about the design of the bed. it is just something that I came up with to save on labor, time, and materials. I’ve attached a basic render of my design (I actually did the model now, but the bed was made a year ago). the model does not show measurements as this is something that is related to the mattress you’ll be using. the mattress is overhanging the platform by 1/2” all around, the platform is overhanging the base by 5” all around.
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