Maple Panel Bed with Mega Storage

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Project by Chris Davis posted 10-22-2013 02:07 PM 1727 views 6 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a platform style bed that was completed in May 2013. I call it the Panel Platform Bed.

I built this one a little different. Usually I band or cover any exposed edges on maple plywood. On this one I switched to MDF and left the edges raw. This gave it a little darker edge on the panels for the headboard and the drawer fronts.

This bed can have a total of 12 drawers. That is like having two dressers under the bed. Another option would be to leave one side open for bulk storage.

The drawer boxes were made from very stable Russian Birch and 1/4” bottoms. The rails system was upgraded to a full extension 18” ball barring rail.

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#1 posted 10-22-2013 02:20 PM

You really did a nice job on this bed. It’s very attractive.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#2 posted 10-22-2013 06:00 PM

Very nicely done—very attractive and great storage.

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#3 posted 10-22-2013 09:23 PM

Great looking bed! I like the design. Very cool!

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#4 posted 10-23-2013 01:06 AM

nice work.

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#5 posted 10-23-2013 03:51 AM

Outstanding bed. So many storage space beneath.

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#6 posted 10-28-2013 03:02 PM

Excellent bed, great design and build and love those big drawers. Attractive mix of timbers. Superb craftsmanship!

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#7 posted 10-28-2013 07:47 PM

cool design chris!

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