Your Not So Ordinary Platform #2: The Platform

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Blog entry by Chris Davis posted 10-17-2009 02:38 PM 1243 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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The platform is a four leg design. The legs are 6 1/2” high with a 4 1/2” runner in between them. The legs are attached permanently to the footboard with 3 dowels and 2 pocket screws. The side rail runner is connected to the legs by a draw bolt and a half moon type connector. Two of these type of connectors in each corner along with a single dowel.

Even though this is a full size the platform is 70” overall wide. There will be bookcases that will sit on the platform and run along the side of the bed.

Here is a video of some of the work. Sorry about the quality and no sound. I am having computer issures.

This is a pictures showing the dowel jig used to cut all the connector holes.
Dowel Jig

This is the footboard after the legs have been attached.

One of the platforms with the side rails attached.
Platform put together

Both beds on their side and out of the way.
Two Platforms

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#1 posted 10-18-2009 05:24 AM

Well done

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