It was time to upgrade our daughter's bed to something bigger. I have always loved the idea of platform beds and went searching the Ana White site for ideas. Needless to say, I made several modifications to allow for a huge amount of storage. The bed is designed to fit up to a queen mattress, but we went with full size since her room is a bit tight. Each drawer is 24"x24"x12" deep and mounted on 100 lbs. full extension slides. This allowed us to eliminate both dressers in her bedroom plus the hamper since one of the drawers is now for dirty clothes. I built this as two 80" cabinets and used a 3/4" plywood spacer to bridge the gap. What you can't see is the six 24"x24"x12" cubbies on the far side of the bed which allowed us to remove her bookcase and toy box. Once in place, I measured and built the footboard panel with 1x4 dimensional pine and beadboard and it is attached with screws from inside the cabinet. The headboard was last as I wanted to give her a shelf for her chargers, remote, phine, ipad, etc. This allowed us to remove her nightstand. Her small bedroom feels much larger now that this is the only piece of furniture she needs once I get her tv mounted on the wall.
Built from Plan(s)
I would estimate I invested $300 in material and paint on this one not counting the new mattress.
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
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