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  • JoAnneS4 commented on aeray's instructable Cheap, easy, low-waste platform bed plans6 months ago
    Cheap, easy, low-waste platform bed plans

    We changed the measurements for a full size bed. 50" slats, 48" end caps. And we used 16" legs. With an IKEA Morgedal (suggest Med. Firm, not firm) mattress that's 7 1/8" thick, this makes for a bed that sits at conventional height, yet still allows for lots of storage space under. She uses 4 shallow sweater bins under, stacked two high, uses them for extra drawer space. (I don't think that's enough room for one of those deep totes, but we found the shallow bins work better as drawers, and pack well in a car. If you want to use deep bins, just add an inch or two). There's still room for a couple boxes in addition to that. She's moved rooms twice, and disassembled the bed twice and reassembled it (had to because of tiny turns in hallways), it's still very strong. We u...see more »We changed the measurements for a full size bed. 50" slats, 48" end caps. And we used 16" legs. With an IKEA Morgedal (suggest Med. Firm, not firm) mattress that's 7 1/8" thick, this makes for a bed that sits at conventional height, yet still allows for lots of storage space under. She uses 4 shallow sweater bins under, stacked two high, uses them for extra drawer space. (I don't think that's enough room for one of those deep totes, but we found the shallow bins work better as drawers, and pack well in a car. If you want to use deep bins, just add an inch or two). There's still room for a couple boxes in addition to that. She's moved rooms twice, and disassembled the bed twice and reassembled it (had to because of tiny turns in hallways), it's still very strong. We used an extra coverlet over the thing to protect the mattress and hide the storage boxes underneath. She did have to replace a couple of slats when she stood in the middle of the bed to hang pictures on the wall. It's also a great bed because there's no frame taking up valuable space, she's been in some tiny rooms, every inch counts. Thanks for the instructable, it's been a perfect solution!

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