|Project by brianarice||posted 10-23-2013 02:49 AM||3904 views||19 times favorited||10 comments|
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.
The center piece to my son’s bedroom remodel is a raised platform. The platform is 14 feet long and 3 and half feet deep with a staircase and climbing wall. The primary purpose of the platform is to provide space for his growing library. On either end of the platform we have placed bean bag chairs for him to sit in while he reads and in the center is an 8 foot long bookcase made from 2×10’s and small logs for uprights.
The platform wraps around the artificial tree that we have had in his room from previous bedroom designs. Going through the platform and the tree are fiber optic strands that connect to a “starlight” box hidden in a crate next to the tree on the platform. When it is turned on it provides twinkling lights throughout the branches of the tree and twinkling “stars” on the underside of the platform. Also built into the platform is an LED light strip that can be set to any color we want or a preprogrammed pattern.
The platform is supported by large logs that I collected from a neighbors downed pine tree. Each one was then stripped of its bark, sanded down, stained and polyurethaned. Smaller branches were used to make the hand rail and stiles. The rest of the platform was made from standard pine boards that were roughed up with the angle grinder to look worn & distressed.