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  • zmer commented on aeray's instructable Cheap, easy, low-waste platform bed plans4 months ago
    Cheap, easy, low-waste platform bed plans

    Thanks for the plans! Made this bed today in 4 or 5 hours at a very relaxed pace. I made a few small modifications.Lumber list: 1x4x10' x62x4x10' x4 Cut list: 1x4x56" x12 (used 12 slats, cut a little longer)2x4x48" x22x4x72" x3 (cut a little longer, added a center beam)2x4x30" x4 (for legs, need 8 not 4, will cut shorter)I carried the frame inside before putting all the slats on. I miscalculated and need to get another 2x4 to create stronger legs. The single 2x4 in each corner is not adequate support, at least at this height. It's also a little taller than I would like, so I'll probably cut the legs down to 24" or 26" when I make the sturdier L-legs. I added screws to the center beam to prevent squeaking there, just 1 per slat. Otherwise everything went eas...see more »Thanks for the plans! Made this bed today in 4 or 5 hours at a very relaxed pace. I made a few small modifications.Lumber list: 1x4x10' x62x4x10' x4 Cut list: 1x4x56" x12 (used 12 slats, cut a little longer)2x4x48" x22x4x72" x3 (cut a little longer, added a center beam)2x4x30" x4 (for legs, need 8 not 4, will cut shorter)I carried the frame inside before putting all the slats on. I miscalculated and need to get another 2x4 to create stronger legs. The single 2x4 in each corner is not adequate support, at least at this height. It's also a little taller than I would like, so I'll probably cut the legs down to 24" or 26" when I make the sturdier L-legs. I added screws to the center beam to prevent squeaking there, just 1 per slat. Otherwise everything went easy-peasy and super smooth! It was fun to build it myself. Lumber cost ~$50, screws were another $15.

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