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Forum topic by Phlogis posted 02-17-2013 02:07 AM 2541 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-17-2013 02:07 AM

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Hello all,

I’ve had my third project for a bed frame in mind for a while now (since my bed is on the floor.. But I’m stubborn)

Anyway, I oddly found a bed frame that matches almost exactly what I want! But it cost over $2,000 dollars. And I’m looking at it, and I think I can build that!

But I can’t really find any plans similar to it, for a platform bed. I can find plans with boxes underneath, but I don’t like the look of a box under my bed, I like the look of the bed, but can’t find a way to build it. I fear if I wing it, there are going to be structural integrity problems.

Any hints on where to begin the design or other designs that I can use a portion of would be helpful.

-- Newbie

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#1 posted 02-17-2013 02:25 AM

As a furniture guy, I would advise you not to build that. The
dresser is okay but the bed is just bad, imo, and the bed
is just a stupid extension of a somewhat awkward idea
of making the pattern established by the stub legs on
the dresser into a whole bedroom set.

Sorry to be a jerk. Building that bed would be a waste
of time. You’d learn nothing but basic casework from
building the dresser and the bed is a bad piece.

There are plenty of beds in woodworking magazines and
some of them are really neat designs you can learn from.

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#2 posted 02-17-2013 02:46 AM

Would perhaps a platform bed like this make more sense?

I wasn’t entirely attached to the pattern (or the backrest at all really) My challenge was finding out how two people ad a mattress are going to be supported on a flat surface like that without the typical box underneath….

-- Newbie

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#3 posted 02-17-2013 02:50 AM

You can get Euro spring frames from IKEA pretty cheap.

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#4 posted 02-21-2013 07:31 AM

Platform beds are different from the ordinary bed because it does not have box springs in the frame. The base of the bed is comprised of solid panel and wooden slats. The actual instructions to building a platform bed differ depending on the size of your mattress and what kind of extras you would like to add. Plans can be found at physical hardware stores or online book stores. It is essential that the right steps are followed to build the perfect platform bed plans and to use it to its full capacity.Thanks.

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#5 posted 02-21-2013 12:29 PM

Just throwing it out there that The Wood Whisperer just did a platform bed. Doesn’t look much like the bed you have pictured, but you would be able to see how he did the joinery for the rails and footboard and whatnot.

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