Custom Platform Bed with Storage

Create a platform bed that provides a stylish storage option for clothing, books and other items.

Custom Platform Bed with Storage

Create a platform bed that provides a stylish storage option for clothing, books and other items.

5 col

Difficulty: Intermediate/Difficult

Materials
17" × 20½" × 63" eight-drawer dresser unit
17" × 20½" × 63" four-drawer dresser unit
(6) 11¾" × 20½" pine shelving units
(2) 1" × 20½" × 61½" pre-painted cabinet-grade plywood boards
Drill driver
¾" wood screws
(8) L brackets
Queen-size wood bed slats
Pneumatic nail gun
16-gauage finishing nails

Steps

1. Lay out the eight-drawer dresser with the four-drawer dresser to make an “L” shape



2. Connect three 11¾" × 20½" pine shelving units side by side so the open ends are facing up, as shown



3. Lay one 1" × 20½" × 61½" cabinet-grade plywood board on top of the shelving units. It should fit perfectly on top



4. Secure the board with the pneumatic nail gun and 16-gauge finishing nails. Insert nails every 4" around the perimeter of the plywood



5. Repeat steps 2 through 4 with the other three 11¾" × 20½" pine shelving units and 1" × 20½" × 61½" plywood board. Once the two fixtures are complete, roughly arrange them so they are the counter “L” shape to the eight-drawer and four-drawer dresser units



Note: Make sure the pine shelving units are on their sides when arranging so the white plywood faces out

6. Drill the ¾" wood screws in the L brackets in every top and bottom corner for a total of eight L brackets



7. Now that the platform has been built, lay the queen-size wood bed slats on top



8. Insert 16-gauge finishing nails into each slat to guarantee its security



9. Place the mattress on top of the slats