Platform Bed for 1st Apartment

Submitted by Sutton615 on Mon, 04/14/2014 - 08:48

My dad and I made this in a queen size to match a mattress it already had. We changed the plans a little, making the legs from two boards to make it more stable. We used a nail gun to put together the lip of the frame and used wood screws for the rest. The headboard was made from the left over slats and attached with a 2x4 on the back of the frame. We also bought square sliders and screwed them to the bottom of the legs so that they don't scratch our wood floors.

Estimated Cost
100
Estimated Time Investment
Afternoon Project (3-6 Hours)
Type of Wood
Pine
Finish Used
I chose to leave the wood unfinished (which saved some time) because I liked the natural look. Just sanded it and left it. I may let it weather a little and then do something for staining it.
Recommended Skill Level
Beginner