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Forum topic by cannonskate posted 06-11-2010 07:14 AM 1052 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-11-2010 07:14 AM

I am really in love with this bed:!stmenu_template.main?":!stmenu_template.main?

What would be the best way to support those edge pieces that stick out (the ones touching the nightstand, and the comforter is resting on) connected to the 2x frame that rests on the ground? I was thinking maybe a steel angle made out of ¾” or 1” tube steel or angle iron that would be recessed on the bottom of the 2x that protrudes out?

Also, should the headboard be attached to the bed frame, or should it be attached on top of those edge pieces? It looks like its just resting on top of the edge piece, but I could be wrong?

Thank you guys so much!

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#1 posted 06-11-2010 07:16 AM

I don’t see a photo

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#2 posted 06-11-2010 07:35 AM

Sorry, if you click the link it will take you to the website which has a picture, but here you go…
vintage platform bed

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#3 posted 06-11-2010 09:06 AM

Looks like the wood is 8/4 + should not require more support for that lenght.

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#4 posted 06-11-2010 09:58 AM

You mean the platform is 2×4 and the base part is a 2×8?

I cant really tell, but I thought the platform part was a 2×6? Now that I look at it you may be right…
If it was a 2×4, what would be the best way to join the two pieces?

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