Craft this gorgeous platform bed with your own hands.
Get your ZZZs on this mod platform bed that features clean lines plus plenty of options for customizing.
CUSTOM FIT This bed was designed for a queen-size mattress; a standard king-size mattress will fit but reveal less platform around the edges. Before you begin, decide what type of lumber and finish you prefer. This version uses stained maple veneer on all the exposed poplar surfaces, but you can save time and money by omitting the veneer and painting the poplar.
BEFORE SHOPPING FOR MATERIALS, DETERMINE IF THE WEIGHT OF THE BED IS IMPORTANT. WE BUILT THIS VERSION USING TRUPAN ULTRALIGHT PANELS, A LIGHTER ALTERNATIVE TO MEDIUM-DENSITY
FIBERBOARD (MDF). CHECK WITH LOCAL LUMBERYARDS
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