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Topic tags/keywords: platform bed woodworking joinery biscuits dado plywood drawer design sketchup google sketchup google sketch bed design platform bed walnut modern furniture

Do you guys think this platform bed will work once covered in a top of 3/4 plywood? Joinery is straight forward dados, some biscuits, glue, and brads. I’m concerned that the plywood will droop too much over the drawer spaces. Would two layers of plywood be better?

Tell me what you think! Thanks!

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#1 posted 4 days ago

My guess, and it just a guess is you need more cross support to keep grom “drooping”

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#2 posted 4 days ago

I think you’re fine. Screw the plywood down for less movement.

-- Sam Hamory - The project is never finished until its "finished"!

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#3 posted 4 days ago

I use smaller drawers and more dividers, to offer some additional support. I have seen beds made with less support than your plans, so it will probably hold up fine (assuming it is queen sized or smaller).
Here is a blog on the topic if you are interested…

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#4 posted 4 days ago

Thanks guys, and thanks pintodeluxe, that blog post really helped me out, I appreciate it!

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