Floating Platform Bed

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Project by Michael Sanders posted 08-19-2013 06:49 PM 7562 views 27 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I designed and built this bed set for a client who wanted a low platform style bed. It is constructed out of thermo-treated ash and pine, and is finished with shellac and polyurethane. The bed breaks down into small components for easy moving. The nightstands are simple waterfall style tables with aluminum dowels reinforcing the miters.

-- Michael Sanders, Charleston, SC, "Tight joints and clean lines"

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#1 posted 08-19-2013 08:03 PM

Good looking proportions. Cool stuff.

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#2 posted 08-19-2013 08:20 PM

Nice bed. I am working on one now, and know how much work they can be. Large projects are rewarding to build however, and they always seem worthwhile in the end.

Great build.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#3 posted 08-19-2013 09:14 PM

I like the design, it looks very well executed too.

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#4 posted 08-20-2013 12:19 AM

That looks cool. Tell your client to be careful. I broke my toe getting out of my own platform style bed in college. Wish I could say a lady friend and acrobatics were included but I can’t, which makes it more embarrassing.

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#5 posted 08-20-2013 02:02 AM

very nice..Well done..

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#6 posted 08-20-2013 04:22 AM

Wow….You have out done yourself Michael….I thought the table you built was amazing…this bed is awesome.
Excellent craftsmanship….MY favorite for today.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#7 posted 08-23-2013 01:15 PM

Gorgeous bedroom set! Awesome design, very well executed and the finish is very attractive. Excellent work!

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#8 posted 08-26-2013 10:44 AM

Excellent bed.A platform bed is a great addition to your bedroom. It can add the style that you’ve been looking for.A platform bed comes in a variety of choices that you can take for your needs. A solid wood platform bed works great to give your room a natural yet modern look.

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#9 posted 12-04-2015 06:07 PM

Amazing work a really nice piece! One question how did you join those boards that run around the mattress. They look like some pretty wide boards did you use a physical joint or mechanical fasteners?

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