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Old 01-06-2012, 08:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all,

I am interested in building a king size platform bed with storage drawers. Can anyone recommend where I can find or purchase plans? It seems that all the link I click on send me to places selling beds or having discussion groups, but never actually having plans.

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Old 01-06-2012, 11:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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JH, the easiest way is to copy the design of waterbed drawers. Standard drawers are 12" high and that is too low for comfort. A princess pedestal is 18" high and will work well with a regular mattress on it. Do you need a full set of plans or could you work from a couple photos with measurements?
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Do you want the pedastal to be all one unit or stackable?
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Hi all,

I am interested in building a king size platform bed with storage drawers. Can anyone recommend where I can find or purchase plans? It seems that all the link I click on send me to places selling beds or having discussion groups, but never actually having plans.

Thanks
Sorry, I meant to add some other items. I helped a friend build a system for his daughter. Here are a couple of the sites I used when making the plans.

How To Build A Waterbed Frame, Free Plans and Directions of how to build a waterbed frame

Queen High Storage Bed - woodworking plans

There were a couple here that I adapted to our needs: Free Woodworking Plans
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You have probably found your plan by now. If not, here's a plan I've been working on for a project of my own. It is for a queen size platform bed with 4 storage drawers. You should be able to easily modify the dimensions to make it king size. It is designed to assemble from components because I wanted something that could be easily moved to a new location if necessary. I have not built it yet so I have no photos. I find Sketchup really helps me think through my projects and identify - and solve - problems before I cut any wood. The headboard and nightstand design hasn't been finished yet.
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I am interested in building a king size platform bed with storage drawers. Can anyone recommend where I can find or purchase plans? It seems that all the link I click on send me to places selling beds or having discussion groups, but never actually having plans.

Thanks
I really didn't draw up official plans for this one I made recently. I was drawing as I was building to come up with my cut list so I don't waste material. Just get your height, and your overhang that you want. In this case I did a 8" overhang from the pedestal to the platform. This one I made out of Armorcore Cherry ply and some solid stock. 1/2" Apple ply drawer boxes. It was fun to make.

Hope you enjoy.........

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You have probably found your plan by now. If not, here's a plan I've been working on for a project of my own. It is for a queen size platform bed with 4 storage drawers. You should be able to easily modify the dimensions to make it king size. It is designed to assemble from components because I wanted something that could be easily moved to a new location if necessary. I have not built it yet so I have no photos. I find Sketchup really helps me think through my projects and identify - and solve - problems before I cut any wood. The headboard and nightstand design hasn't been finished yet.
Hey Gaffboat, I am looking to make one of these too, thanks so much for sharing.
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I really didn't draw up official plans for this one I made recently. I was drawing as I was building to come up with my cut list so I don't waste material. Just get your height, and your overhang that you want. In this case I did a 8" overhang from the pedestal to the platform. This one I made out of Armorcore Cherry ply and some solid stock. 1/2" Apple ply drawer boxes. It was fun to make.

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