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« on: August 03, 2011 03:02:46 PM »

Last year, my husband and I bought our first house.  Unfortunately, the two bedrooms it has are the same size and are pretty small.  With all these new bills we haven't really been able to afford any sort of fancy organization so things get a little (okay, a lot) cluttered very easily.  Finally, last week, fed up with the clutteriness I decided we needed a platform bed instead of our bulky sleigh bed.  It is really beautiful and modern (or contemporary? idk, anyway..) but it takes up a  huge amount of space in our bedroom. 

I couldn't find any platform beds locally (unless I went to big box furniture store and spent $$$$$) so I decided to see what I could find on instructables.  I found this plan to make my own platform bed.  Materials cost $71.50 at home depot for screws and wood and there was very little waste involved.  Mom and dad had all the tools I needed and they taught me how to use Skil saw, carpenter's square and a drill.  I am so proud of myself!  It was easyish with my dad's help and explanations.  The resulting bed is a little high (about 20" or so off the ground +  6-7" thick mattress.  I may choose to cut down the legs a bit so its not quite so high, but the benefit to this is that I can fit those plastic rubbermaid tubs underneath. 

Here is the instructable :

http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-easy-low-waste-platform-bed/

Regarding the pictures --- please excuse my messy messy room!  I told you, we're not too good right now at organization... I know that doesn't excuse the dirty clothes.... but oh well!  Helps to prove my point.  Now we have so much more room for activities! [Step Brothers ref .. not dirty!LOL]

((please let me know what you think!!))





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« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2011 03:38:23 PM »

Oh man I really like this! It looks great!
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« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2011 07:10:47 PM »

great project. i need an extra twin size bed and I think this method would be perfect for me!
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« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2011 05:31:26 PM »

Storage (and being able to kick/keep dirty laundry underneath) for the WIN! I've been looking into making a platform bed (like some of the ones on Ana-white) for awhile. Now I really want to after seeing your post!
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« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2011 08:27:52 PM »

Thank you for the sweet comments!  =)  And CandyMoon -- HOLY carap -  thank you for mentioning that website!  I've never heard of it ... it looks like there's some awesome stuff on there!  There are some other furniture projects my husband and I would like to do.  Thank you! 
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