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Platform Bed project plans now available

June 3, 20150 Comments

Once again, thanks to Brian Benham of Benham Design Concepts we now have a full set of detailed plans and drawings so you can build the stylish platform bed featured on the show in 2014. Click on the images below for a sneak preview of the plan. These plans are for building a platform bed, […]

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519 Platform Bed Build No. 8 “The Finale…mostly”

February 15, 201423 Comments

I won’t make any excuses for the length of time it took to complete the construction of the platform bed. Sure it was supposed to be done by Thanksgiving…and then by Christmas…and then by…well, you get the picture. The truth of the matter for me is simple, large projects should not be started anywhere near […]

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Platform Bed Build “Finale” Sneak Peek

February 11, 20145 Comments

The final episode of the Platform Bed Build will be posted soon. It’s a wrap-up to a project that was simply started at the wrong time of the year and took far too long to complete the construction of as a result. My son made a guest appearance in the final moments of the video […]

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518 Platform Bed Build No. 7 “Headboard Schmeadboard”

February 2, 20142 Comments

I’m getting oh so close to the end of the platform bed build, but we still have a couple more episodes to go before we finally wrap it up for good. On today’s episode we start working on the headboard. More specifically we start working on the supports that will hold the headboard itself in […]

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517 Platform Bed No. 6 “A place to lay down”

January 19, 201411 Comments

We’re FINALLY moving forward with the platform bed. After this round of construction it actually resembles a place you could lay down and take a snooze. In today’s episode we construct the platform itself. A simple mitered frame that gets attached to the “undercarriage” and a series of slats to keep the mattress from falling […]

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516 Platform Bed Pt 5 “We have legs!”

January 5, 20149 Comments

It’s official, the platform bed now has legs to stand on! We constructed and shaped them awhile ago, but finally attached them to the rest of the subassembly just recently. My biggest concern is making sure they’re properly reinforced and can withstand potentially being dragged across a floor or from a leap across the room […]

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515 Platform Bed No. 4 “Box assembly”

December 6, 20132 Comments

It feels like I skipped around a little in the last episode and should have instead saved working on the legs until after the assembly work in today’s episode. With that said, in this episode we’re assembling the box upon which the platform will rest and the legs will be attached. In other words, we’re […]

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514 Platform Bed No. 3 “The legs have it”

November 17, 20131 Comment

It doesn’t matter how amazing the joinery or how beautiful the stock is that I’m working with, if this bed doesn’t have a decent set of legs upon which to stand, it’s not worth the effort as far as I’m concerned. At 3-1/2” square, the ideal stock for making these legs might be straight-grain 16/4 […]

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Sneak peek of episode No. 514 “The legs have it!”

November 14, 20131 Comment

There’s nothing I hate more than being late getting the next video posted in a build series! Unfortunately life happens and that’s all I can say about it. The good news is that I’ll be back in the shop soon to finish up this next episode which features my technique, over on the band saw, […]

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513 Platform Bed Build No. 2 “A Box”

November 3, 201312 Comments

The next component of the platform bed build to tackle is the box encasing the undercarriage assembly. It has three purposes: First, it’s a means to support the undercarriage assembly for when it’s attached to the platform proper. Second, it’ll act as part of the support and reinforcement system for when we attach the legs […]

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