Platform/Captains Bed - Bedroom Remodel Pt. 2

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Project by brianarice posted 10-23-2013 02:25 AM 2241 views 11 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The is one part of a multi-part bedroom remodel that we did for my son. He was starting to outgrow his old room redesign and he was starting to need a more organized space to live and play in.

This part of his room is a new bed. We moved him from a twin bed to a full bed and that required a new bed frame. I wanted it to still have a rustic feel so it was kept very simple looking and all of the surfaces and outer edges were roughed up with an angle grinder to look more worn or distressed. I dislike wasted space and the space under a bed is a big one so for this bed I also built in six good size drawers that slide under the bed. The entire bed was stained dark brown and then given a high gloss polyurethane coat.

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#1 posted 10-23-2013 02:38 AM

Very nicely done!

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#2 posted 10-23-2013 04:22 AM

Solid build. Good job.

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#3 posted 10-23-2013 08:08 AM

Nice. Looking good.

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

Interesting bed platform design. Well done

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#5 posted 10-23-2013 10:14 PM

Nice looking piece of work. I bet your son loves it.

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#6 posted 10-24-2013 12:31 AM

Very interesting design.Thanks.


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#7 posted 10-27-2013 12:30 AM

As imitation is the deepest form of flattery, I hope you find yourself deeply flattered! I’ve been looking for a simple, rugged, boyish design for a platform bed for my own son. Thank you for the inspiration!

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#8 posted 10-27-2013 12:47 AM

I like the 3 part design. Good job.

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#9 posted 10-29-2013 01:37 PM

It looks great and well made. Like those drawers and shoe stand, lots of storage. Great job!

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#10 posted 10-29-2013 01:48 PM

It looks real nice and I’ll bet your son is happy with it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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