Wood Platform Bed
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Build a Platform Bed
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Platform Bed Plans and
Instructions
wood platform bed plans and instructions

Wood Platform Bed
Material



This platform is built
from common house
construction dimension
lumber.

Note: 2x6 construction
studs are approximately
1-1/2 inches in thickness,
and 5-1/2 inches
in width.

2x6 studs, and 1x4
dimensional lumber are
used in this project,
for about a total cost
of around $75.

Buy all the material in
10 foot lengths.

Five 2x6s, Nine 1x4s,

Twelve, 3-1/2 inch long
1/4 inch carriage bolts,
nuts, and washers.

Thirty, 3-1/2 inch deck
screws.

Eighty-five, 1-3/4 inch
deck screws.


View of Leg Construction
platform bed leg plans

Platform Bed
Construction.



This plan is for a bed 16
inch in height.

Adjust the measurements
to your specifications.

Note: In this project the
mattress sits three inches
higher than the leg height.

The inside measurement
of the bed frame is 76
inches in length, and 55
inches in width.

The legs are screwed together
with three, 3-1/2 inch deck
screws.

The legs are mounted
2-1/4 inches from the
bottom of the frame.

Three holes are drilled for
the bolts, two in the wide
portion of the leg, and
one hole in the narrow part.

Holes are drilled 1-1/8
inch from the edge.

Drill the holes in the legs
first, then use these hole
to guide your drill bit in
the frame.

Note: When assembling
the legs, match up the
sections so the widest
portion is on the bed
frame ends.

Make up one center
beam 2X3 inches, 76
inches long.

Taper ends 3 inch back
to 2-1/4 in.

Secure in place with two
3-1/2 inch deck screws
on each end.

Place 2x1-1/4 inch rails
onto the frame, between
the legs, to screw the
cross slats onto.

Place one slat at each
end of the rail frame, and
one in the center
permanently.

these three slats give the
frame stability for moving
the frame, all other slats
and legs can be placed
when the bed is in a
bedroom.

Picture shows cross slats
platform bed cross slats

17 slats are used, spaced
1 inch apart,

Make up two one inch
blocks of wood and use
as a spacing jig.

Place two screws in each
slat, on each end, and
one in the center beam.

Leg Plans
bed leg plans

Tip



Round all edges. A router
works very well for this
purpose.

Sanding or painting is
an option.


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