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Forum topic by pashley posted 04-19-2009 01:29 AM 25471 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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pashley

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04-19-2009 01:29 AM

Topic tags/keywords: bed

Ok, so I have a “commision”.

She wants me to build a platform bed, single size, with two or three drawers underneath for storage.

I can’t find plans – do you know of any?

-- Have a blessed day! http://newmissionworkshop.com


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Gary

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#1 posted 04-19-2009 01:36 AM

Like I said Dave, you’re always there to help
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-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#2 posted 04-19-2009 02:02 AM

Good for everyone that benefits from your help..

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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pashley

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#3 posted 04-19-2009 02:57 AM

I appreciate the help, but I guess what I’m looking for is already drawn plans. This is also for a little girl, so it’s gotta be somewhat conservative in styling….

-- Have a blessed day! http://newmissionworkshop.com

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#4 posted 04-20-2009 06:06 AM

try Rockler, I’ve seen plans from them on various things. Never know.

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#5 posted 04-22-2009 12:06 AM

Platform bed is pretty easy though. It is a box with draws in it. Just need to figure out how high you want it, or go into other furniture stores and look at examples of the sort of thing you want to make, give it an eyeball measurement, or pull out a tape measure. I am sure people do that all the time to see if things fit.

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#6 posted 04-22-2009 12:40 AM

have to agree. i started building projects way before i ever knew you could buy plans. back in the 60’s my wife would see a picture of a bed or desk.. i still don’t use plans, more then the ones i draw on the workbench.

when you design your own, you’ll be happy with the resullts..

-- It's not a sickness, i can stop buying tools anytime.

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#7 posted 04-22-2009 01:00 AM

Here is one, nothing spectacular but is conservative with drawers, but the plans are a little skechy.

http://www.delorie.com/wood/projects/kidbeds/

and another no drawers but shelves

http://www.popularmechanics.com/home_improvement/furniture/1273186.html?page=1&c=y

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#8 posted 04-22-2009 01:44 AM

I built a queen size and worked off of some plans I got from “Knotty Plans” they came in PDF format and with a little searching I am sure I could find them if you are interested.

You can see the one I built listed in my projects section here at LJ

-- Gene Miller - it only took me 3 days 9 hours and 28 minutes to get that top flat!

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