I weigh in at 132 kilos (300 pounds and 6'4"...) and I would assume you and he weigh less than me, combined. Since the storage is underneath the bed itself, people do not need to see the mess you have created. I put our camping gear in that space. Then I looked up some other platform beds, but most involved sawing and screwing (imagine that.)

Measure:: If you're like me, you don't carry a tape measure with you everywhere you go.

So if you’re planning to build a platform bed on your own, make something amazing with pallet wood instead! Build a Modular Storage Bed for Cheap in Like, 5 Seconds.

And underneath the bed is definitely one of the perfect locations to utilize in order to create some room. This would be a good idea if I ever decided to do it! I want to finish a 16x24 cypress house shell.

If you guessed old kitchen cabinets, score one for you, my friend! simple; cheap(inexpensive); easy build;....I love it! Instead, you’d need to put baskets under the bed to hold any excess goodies you’re struggling to find a proper storage area for.


Simple to Build - I don't have my power tools with me, so it had to be simple E.g. They're dusty. There's this guy who put a mattress on top of his file boxes. (They were signs for a political campaign. BTW, my bed is a twin, NOT a full, queen or king size. 2.

Pallet wood is cheap and easy to find. Your mileage may vary. 12.

on Step 3.

8 years ago


Use a mild cleaning agent if you want.

Urban camping is fun for awhile, but we needed a change. I captured the process with my iPhone. I have SO little storage this will be the perfect project! It's not a fancy frame, but then again, I do not need fancy, just functional.

But I didn't have storage boxes like that and I wanted something a little more interesting. It makes sense to be able to choose the kind of drawers you need underneath your bed! 6. Easy King DIY Platform Bed

Check out the joints to make sure they are solid.

I also picked out some scrap OSB for the platform top.

Put some stuff in the cabinets. I've been looking for ideas like this for my son who just moved out.

Katie said in the opening paragraph their mattress was on the floor, so there was no bed to begin with. on Step 3. They're structurally sound, inexpensive and include storage. Guess what won? My other half and I are nomads currently living in Boulder, CO, til we figure out our next move. 8 years ago Bonus Protocols :: Has to look good, be sturdy, & it has to be possible for one person to carry & transport the materials without a truck or van. And this DIY bed frame would also be perfect for a studio flat where space is limited.

3. 3. I'm researching making it with some modifications.


I don't know the stress loads of OSB but any "extended" activity in middle of this might cause the OSB to fail. The pieces act as a floor protector. 1.

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and Save the World a Little. 9.

If Nomad is the concept I'd think you'd be better off selling those books and keeping your reading materials in e-format, like a kindle or amazon app on your tablet. So, my friends, what do you think?

A DIY daybed can be the perfect solution for any ‘space’ issues you have in your home.

(Bike transport possible if you have a bike trailer!) But let reiterate that I love your idea, I love the cabinets, & I love the fact that it is Nomadic like you & your other half.

Salvage dresser drawers (could have structural issues), Pre-made cabinets form the base of this bed, creating lots of space for storage underneath. Being nomads means we've been sleeping on a mattress on the floor for a few months. on Introduction. Reply 5 years ago 4. AWESOME!! * This will add to your project time, and the messiness factor. I WILL DEFINITELY be making these! This was so encouraging to find as I hunt for a studio and fret about where everything will go. I'd been going to these places for years for other building projects but I wasn't sure yet what I'd find there, or how I'd do it. Make your bed and lie in it. : My other half and I are nomads currently living in Boulder, CO, til we figure out our next move. But also way cool. I got my frame at Waldo Mart(walmart) for less than $100....if I remember correctly, I THINK, it was about $65 or $70 delivered...as in delivered to my door. on Introduction. Here's what I did and how I did it.

Maybe the distance in the middle is closer than it looks.

I like it.

MrMiz Good point about stressing the OSB.

Salvage doors (a good choice for size & sturdiness, but not in the budget, and what would they rest them on?)

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