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Oh boy, sleep! That's where I'm a viking! DIY bed

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Jemibook, e0s, e lisa, and 14 other people added this photo to their favorites.

  1. Jemibook 92 months ago | reply

    may i ask how you made your bed.
    i'm interested in making one similar to this style.

  2. bdglj 92 months ago | reply

    Sure, no problem!

    It's a very simple design if you think of the frame as two ladders side by side - a double ladder frame using deck screws for joinery, with a single shared middle support. I used simple 2 x 4's painted black, as they're cheap, strong, and will be hidden. Then 8 stainless steel short legs from Ikea for $20 to elevate the frame, and a pair of 80" x 36" hollow core interior doors with an ebony and walnut stain for the platform. Add a mattress of your choice (I chose a futon mattress for a lower profile), and you're done!

    Good luck on the project!

  3. robertspeg 75 months ago | reply

    Dude - I guess I'm a dork too. This room is great, but you need to crop that stain out of the picture. I love your bed, I want one like it. Love all the white too.

  4. bdglj 75 months ago | reply

    Heh, yeah I know...that stain on the carpet is the actual wood stain I used for the bed. I spilled it while running away from this huge moth that was flying around all crazy in the other room.

  5. BastArd StarFiSh 67 months ago | reply

    Great design!! I love your bed. I am trying to find a great DIY Platform Bed, and this one is PERFECT. If I do end up using your design, I wll post my bed on here, with credit and the link to your page. Cheers

  6. bdglj 67 months ago | reply

    Glad it could help! You can definitely get it done for under $100, so even if you mess up, you're not gonna go broke. One thing I gotta say though, is that if you use the short Ikea legs, make sure ALL of them are bolted on tight. From experience, if they're not bolted down tightly, they don't take repeated lateral movement all that well, if you know what I mean.

  7. BastArd StarFiSh 67 months ago | reply

    ^Haha... I had a huge queen sized Steele Loft Bed that was slightly bolted to the wall and ceiling.. That thing didn't take lateral movements either. It sounded like we were smashing electroics against our walls. My neibors actually knocked on my door and told us that we were actually knocking their spoon collection off their wall. How friggin embarrassing.

  8. bdglj 66 months ago | reply

    LOL great story! Spoon collection? WTF? All I know is that if the neighbors complain and things get broken, you're probably doing it right. That's why I don't have a headboard anymore.

  9. BastArd StarFiSh 66 months ago | reply

    Ahhh... That's not a story my friend..(unfortunatly) haha. This really happened! It was a older couple... and I think the spoons they were talking about are those little spoons that grannies collect from different countries/cities they'd traveveled to. -You know, those little ornate silver spoons that have the little photo on the top of the spoon with like "Germany" or Bankok" written on top=o)

  10. polaboid 57 months ago | reply

    i love this room! what brand is that table lamp? it looks very similar to the nesso lamp but a little different

  11. bdglj 57 months ago | reply

    It's actually cobbled together from various parts. The bottom was from a broken Laurel floor lamp, and the riser is a piece of a spun aluminum from another lamp I had laying around. Wired up a socket, added a harp, and added an old plastic dome shade from ebay, and presto - ghetto Panthella lamp, lol

  12. polaboid 57 months ago | reply

    ghetto or not it looks great! thanks for sharing

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