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Build your own platform bed for $100

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wood platform bed
Toys, cats, shoes, clothing and other items always seem to end up gathering dust under my bed, and I must confess, I am getting really upset about it. There are so many things under my bed right now, I am afraid that when it comes time to actually move the bed to a new location, I will drop dead of embarrassment when it is picked up and moved.

I love platform beds, I desperately want one, and am excited to have John walk us through the steps on how to build a platform bed. You'll need 2 x 10's for the base, 2 x 4's for the top layer, and two pieces of MDF to build your sturdy platform bed. 18 pieces of lumber, wood glue, deck screws, a miter saw, a circular saw, a drill and about $100 combined with one afternoon's time will give you a new platform bed too.

John's platform bed is for a king size mattress, so of course you would have to adjust for a smaller bed. The basic idea is just so cool though, and the best thing is, you don't have to go and spend tons of money on a bed frame, because the DIY'er in you is gearing up to do this project and paint the frame to match your decor.


  • John

    This was a really fun project and I'm still amazed at how sturdy it is. The best part is no surprises under the bed!

  • steve

    Made one of these tonight.
    Very nice and sturdy.
    We've upgraded from a queen to a king and didn't want to buy a new bed frame.
    I'm going to put some nice wood trim, maybe oak, around the top platform and stain it.

  • Genelyn

    Great and I really like this...
    Modern Bedroom Furniture
    Platform Beds



  • tabatha van meter

    Hi. I would love to make this. DO you normally use a boxspring with this kind of bed?

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