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  • LightsAction commented on aeray's instructable Cheap, easy, low-waste platform bed plans3 months ago
    Cheap, easy, low-waste platform bed plans

    I used your instructable to make a bed for my van. The 1x3"s slats were kind of too flimsy and I ended up decking the whole thing with 1/4" underlayment plywood and adding a little bit of support along the long centerline. I should have stuck with your plans, but I thought I could get away with it since the bed size was a "three quarter" size (48"x72"). I used shorter screws because that was what I had laying around, but it seems fine. The photo is a progress pic. One of the slats is at a bit of an angle (oops), but it didn't seem worth fixing. Good advice on squaring up, on making the dimensions slightly smaller than the mattress, and on leaving the gap so the bed doesn't squeak.

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