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Platform Bed - Plans by Workbench

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Project by Siegel_KenEvil posted 08-19-2010 12:51 PM 9435 views 18 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was pretty simple. I used the following plans from Workbench… http://www.workbenchmagazine.com/main/wb309-bed01.html . I didn’t follow the plans exactly. Obviously, I added drawers but I also changed the assembly method. The corner brackets recommended in the plans felt sloppy so I made something a little more solid. In the first picture is my useless machine. It’s…. useless. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68iOqVdM0bc&feature=player_embedded Those plans can be found here… http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Most-Useless-Machine/

Scott

-- Scott





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isetegija

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#1 posted 08-19-2010 01:05 PM

Very well done.
I agree, it is boring when You follow the plans exactly, no creativity.
Thanks for sharing with us and welcome to Lumberjocks community.

-- Not my woodworking http://woodworkessence.com/

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#2 posted 08-19-2010 01:07 PM

Wow, I don’t like how these digital HD cameras expose all my flaws. Where’s the soft filter lens button?

-- Scott

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#3 posted 08-20-2010 05:34 AM

Nice bed.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#4 posted 09-12-2010 03:53 AM

Awesome, I want to try to make one. Very Cool.

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#5 posted 04-06-2011 06:50 AM

Good job, looks cool. Thaks for the plans.

-- Sorry I do not speak English very well, nor write, but I learn

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#6 posted 07-04-2012 06:22 AM

Hi,
I’m about to build the same bed. Do you have any advice?

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Siegel_KenEvil

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#7 posted 07-04-2012 02:00 PM

Yeah, the plans call for fir slats. I couldn’t find fir slats so I used pine slats. The pine slats were too weak and I had to reinforce them. They are “T” shaped slats now.

Second, be prepared for bruises on your Shins. I run into the wide edge of my bed about once a week. I love this bed but we have a bitter sweet relationship.

-- Scott

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