Slatted Platform Bed

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Project by Chris Davis posted 08-04-2011 01:56 PM 2630 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a reproduction of a platform bed that I normally order in (example). The last pictures shows the original. This customer wanted some storage drawers. Instead of modifying the stocked version, we built it from scratch. I love the design it is a clean look to it. The pedestal is a 12 drawer Captain's unit with a door kit on the end. Since it was a dark colors we used MDF on the platform support, everything else was maple.

The color was mixed to match the orginal. It is a dye stain, followed by a wiping stain and the the finish coats of lacquer.

I have built a king version of this in a custom color:
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Here is some raw video of the build
Davis Cut/Rip
Davis Prep
Davis Drawers
Davis Sanding
Davis sanding
wwbeds shop 05/03/11 01:04PM
Davis headboard
Davis Upper Cut/Rip

Some building pictures
Chris routeing headboard parts
Headboard stands
headboard being assembled

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#1 posted 08-04-2011 03:52 PM

Hi Chris,

Nice job on this.

I watched the video on you ripping the plywood. I noticed you don’t use a splitter. I know you’re a professional and all but I’ve seen plenty of pros hurt by a kickback. Guys that would say I’ve been doing this for 30 years with no problem. It only takes a split second for things to go very wrong. Like when you’re bringing the cut pieces back across the spinning blade.

Food for thought.


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Chris Davis

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#2 posted 08-04-2011 05:45 PM

Thanks Lee. You are right about that. Thanks for the warning.

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