Platform Bed

So, it only took me a little over 6 months, but my promise to make our first bed has been kept,

It is now complete!!

platform bed

Check out a few more pictures on Flickr: The Platform Bed

What a project to undertake. It’s a rather simple design, but has taken a while to come together. Especially only having the weekends to work on it for a while. Not having any work lately has allowed me to get it finished up.

Another part that took a while was finding the wood. I wanted to use rough sawn lumber, for a finished, rustic look. So after scouring craigslist for weeks I finally found a guy who had cleaned out a saw mill that had closed.

Kris and I went late one evening on the spur of the moment and it ended up getting dark by the time we got there, so I tried to pick out these huge planks of rough sawn lumber in the headlights of my car. After planing it down we discovered that we ended up with a mix of pine and oak.

Only when we bought this wood I forgot to calculate for enough to make the head board. So, the frame has been together for a while now, but I just recently found another guy to buy more wood from, some beautiful white oak, and was able to finish the head board.

All in all it was a fun project, but I’m glad to say that it’s finally done. Whew.

platform bed 2

Posted on March 4, 2010 | Filed Under Design, Furniture, Woodworking | 4 Comments

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  1. Carrie March 4, 2010 1:12 pm

    Pretty bad that I am having to see this for the first time on your blog. I AM A BAD SISTER! We have got to get by y’alls place! Oh….and I LOVE the bed. It is beautiful!

  2. Zack Pi├ínko March 7, 2010 3:54 pm

    this is absolutely amazing! well done.

  3. roxi March 7, 2010 3:55 pm

    it is amazing! well, well done. so beautiful!

  4. andrew March 11, 2010 1:25 pm

    looks freakin’ amazing, man. i like your style. i also intended to design/build our bed, and i still intend to, though we’ve gotten a cheap one for an indeterminate length of time. the no-dough blues. (and the no-time blues, too… school sucks all that up.) i have a design for a platform bed, too. what a find with the sawmill! we don’t see that kind of thing much here in dumpy ol’ SoCal.

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