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Blog series by Chris Davis updated 10-17-2009 02:38 PM 2 parts 2032 reads 2 comments total

Part 1: The Plan

10-16-2009 01:52 PM by Chris Davis | 1 comment »

I will be making two platform beds for a single client. One will have a very large headboard and the other will not. Both will have a set of cabinets lining the side. This is what’s not so ordinary for platform bed. These cabinets will set on top of the platform. So for a full size bed I’ll be making this one about 75”wide. This platform will have a ledge around the mattress extending about 2 ½”. It will also e a 4 post design with all inner edges curved inward a little. The fini...

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Part 2: The Platform

10-17-2009 02:38 PM by Chris Davis | 1 comment »

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 ru...

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