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Project by Chriskmb5150 posted 05-26-2010 at 08:56 PM 12540 views 25 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Wife wants a japanese theme for the guest room in our new house so the first order of business was a platform bed. Bedframe design is by no means original, she found a picture somewhere online and i did my best to copy it. Headboard design is original. (if it matches something else my subconscious must’ve copied it) Made out of flat and riftsawn red oak, stained with dark walnut stain and sealed with a few coats of clear shellac.

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#1 posted 05-26-2010 at 09:01 PM

A great bed very well done

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#2 posted 05-26-2010 at 09:18 PM

do you just add a matress not a box spring ?

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Chriskmb5150

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#3 posted 05-26-2010 at 09:21 PM

Yeah, we just put a mattress on it without a box spring/foundation.

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#4 posted 05-26-2010 at 09:30 PM

Now first of all, I am a Japanese-AMERICAN. The “American” part of me is more than 90%. I have been to Japan traveling and visiting friends. The Japanese do NOT sleep on Platform beds. The only case would be in a “Western-Style” hotel. (No, ...I am not talking about John Wayne, Salons, and horses…)

I like to sleep in a “traditional” Japanese Hotel because of the novelity. This is a room that has a tatami mat (straw like material) made of rice stalks. Shoes are to be removed before entering the sleeping area. The next morning after a good nights sleep, YOU, the hotel guest is expected, to fold up your bed linens and Blanket (called a Futon). It is NOT the same as the Futons you see in Sunset magazine, that is a couch by day.

I would like to disspell another internet myth that the Japanese in Japan sleep on platform beds, with a box spring and mattress. It takes up too much space. !

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#5 posted 05-26-2010 at 09:37 PM

Nice joinery and beautiful finish. Does the frame break down for moving?

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#6 posted 05-26-2010 at 09:40 PM

Thanks and yes it does breakdown

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#7 posted 05-26-2010 at 10:43 PM

well done … shapes are well balanced and I like the color.

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#8 posted 05-26-2010 at 10:58 PM

Very nicely done. Beautiful looking bed. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

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#9 posted 05-27-2010 at 05:41 AM

Looks good. Lets hope it does not squeek. I did one like that years ago for a friend but she could not use it in all circomstances for reason of the noise

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#10 posted 05-27-2010 at 06:35 AM

That is very cool looking.

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#11 posted 05-27-2010 at 08:40 AM

Looks great.

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#12 posted 05-27-2010 at 08:49 AM

looks pretty cool to me, despite that it is not made out of straw like japanesewoodworker said :) LOL

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#13 posted 05-29-2010 at 10:08 PM

thanks for the comments folks

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#14 posted 06-07-2010 at 11:56 AM

Hi! I’m very interested in how you cut your pieces for the corner. Would you be willing to post an exploded view?

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Chriskmb5150

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#15 posted 06-08-2010 at 06:26 PM

There you go. Bed drawn using autocad.

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