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Project by Drew - Rock-n H Woodshop posted 545 days ago 3724 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Back in October my wife and I bought a sleep number bed after sleeping on a “hard as a rock” mattress. Because of the holidays and gift making it caused a problem with finishing my bed. I started this project in November and it was an on and off project for months. After having tons of back pain with our old mattress my wife finally gave me the ultimatum of finishing this bed. “Honey, if you don’t want to spend 100% of your time in your shop, then FINISH MY BED!” That’s all it took. Although I really love my shop, I don’t like the cold during the winter.



It is constructed of Oak ply and poplar. I constructed it in a modular fashion so it can be easily moved or stored if needed. It sits on a riser that functions as toekick that is 6 inches high. The drawer boxes are 22” deep with full extension drawer slides for the drawers. The bottom of each drawer box has locator blocks in several places to help with an easy assembly. Once in place, they are screwed together. The end of the bed has an end cap that serves solely as a decorative cover which gives the illusion that drawer fronts wrap all the way around the bed. The void is filled with three connector cleats. This allows for the air compressor for the sleep number to fit between the drawer boxes. Then there is 2 platforms to cover it all so the mattress can sit flat. I have found that this design holds up really well and is so much easier to move and assemble.

My wife is very happy with the results and the sleep number bed is a great mattress. Her back pain is completely gone as is mine. Thanks for looking.

-- Drew -- "I cut it twice and it's still too short!"- Rock-n H Woodshop - Moore, OK





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getlostinwood

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#1 posted 545 days ago

Having the same bed, thanks for the detail in how you constructed this. Without offense please consider this stolen.

-- The basis for optimism is shear terror

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Drew - Rock-n H Woodshop

633 posts in 1317 days


#2 posted 545 days ago

I look forward to seeing your rendition, thanks for the compliment.

-- Drew -- "I cut it twice and it's still too short!"- Rock-n H Woodshop - Moore, OK

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lew

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#3 posted 545 days ago

Mimi has been hinting for one of these mattresses. Nice platform.
Beautiful quilt, too!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Drew - Rock-n H Woodshop

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#4 posted 545 days ago

Thanks Lew! I am just glad it is finished. I wouldn’t trade my sleep number for anything.

-- Drew -- "I cut it twice and it's still too short!"- Rock-n H Woodshop - Moore, OK

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CampD

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#5 posted 545 days ago

Very nice detail.
Considering this same mattress.

-- Doug...

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Beginningwoodworker

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#6 posted 543 days ago

Beautiful bed, Drew.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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joseph000

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#7 posted 403 days ago

Your bed looks excellent.A solid wood platform bed gives the bedroom a simple look and a feeling of being with nature.Whether you are considering platform beds for your master bedroom furniture or another room in the house, they are excellent pieces of furniture.

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Drew - Rock-n H Woodshop

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#8 posted 403 days ago

Thanks a lot Joseph I appreciate the comments. i am very satisfied with the practicality and the use that I get from the bed not only from sleeping on it but storage solutions as well.

-- Drew -- "I cut it twice and it's still too short!"- Rock-n H Woodshop - Moore, OK

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