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Do It Yourself - - Features - PROJECT CATHY KRAMER & DAVE DECARLO PHO­TO­GRAPHS ADAM AL­BRIGHT WORDS ROBERT WIL­SON IL­LUS­TRA­TOR CHRISTO­PHER MILLS

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

FOR AVAIL­ABIL­ITY.

NO-FEAR VE­NEER

WANT TO TACKLE THE FIN­ISH WE AP­PLIED ON THIS PLAT­FORM BED? GET THE HOW-TO,

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