my DIY case study style bed for 200 bucks

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my DIY case study style bed for 200 bucks

Postby mjhaynes21 » Sat Mar 01, 2008 8:44 am

just waiting for my hairpin legs to come.......




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Postby Luka » Sat Mar 01, 2008 8:59 am

Excellent job!

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Postby Stephen » Sat Mar 01, 2008 10:35 am

Sweet job! I always love to see people tackling furniture-making. The real stuff is so expensive and rarely *exactly* what you want.
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Postby mjhaynes21 » Sat Mar 01, 2008 11:21 am

when i get home i will post instructions and materials in case anyone else wants to try, it's super easy only took about 3 hours and u can buy everything u need at home depot/lowe's etc

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Postby Nick32vic » Sun Mar 02, 2008 12:42 am

Looks great! I would LOVE to see/read your build pictures and how you did it.
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Postby mjhaynes21 » Sun Mar 02, 2008 5:18 am

hey i just noticed u are in cottage hills, i live in alton!

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Postby Nick32vic » Sun Mar 02, 2008 9:15 am

crazy man! We'll have to get together sometime.
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Postby Catman » Sun Mar 02, 2008 9:52 am

Where did you order you hairpin legs?
Can't wait to see your list and instructions.
Cool bed!!!!!

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Postby mjhaynes21 » Sun Mar 02, 2008 10:11 am

www.hairpinlegs.com


still working on my list

but the basics are:

two hollow core doors size 32 by 80 (i think) attached in the middle with wood glue then supported underneath with a 2 by 4 screwed to the doors

then i used just a finished piece of plywood cut to shape for the headboard

i used metal strips i found at lowes that were maybe a quarter inch thick and 2 1/2 inches wide to attach the headboard (need drill press to make screw holes)

added a 2 by 4 across the back to add thickness to screw the headboard into the doors

then i bought 7 furniture legs from lowes used 4 around the corners and 3 down the middle for support (those have to be shorter to make room for the supporting 2 by 4)

gonna use hairpin legs when the come


then sanded and stained a birch color

if you search case study bed on DWR u can get the basic height and length and width dimensions u will need

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Postby Catman » Sun Mar 02, 2008 1:37 pm

Thanks for the link :P and the list.
I soon as I'm finish with bed i'll post pictures.

8-)

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Postby mjhaynes21 » Sun Mar 02, 2008 3:24 pm

sounds good, any other questions let me know :D

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Nice Work

Postby markjudep » Mon Mar 03, 2008 6:38 pm

Nice Work.

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Postby doctore » Wed Mar 05, 2008 10:48 am

Wow, real cool. I will copy that this spring for our second bedroom. Looks like a very fun and rewarding project! Please post pics when you get the legs on!

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Postby mjhaynes21 » Wed Mar 05, 2008 6:56 pm

when i get a chance i will post more detail pics so you can see how i did the headboard etc also there is a similar idea here:

http://www.dailypundit.com/MCM-Interior ... tml#102162




i used some of his ideas but thought it looked better the way i chose to do it, but its another option

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Postby Futura Girl » Wed Mar 26, 2008 2:18 am

don't have pics up, but we built a king size platform bedframe from 2 salvaged hollow core doors. plus $60 of materials (legs, connectors, couple of 2x4 supports)

thank you big time for the inspiration!

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Postby Izzy » Wed Mar 26, 2008 7:06 am

futura girl - please post when you have time, i would love to see some more inspiration....we'll be looking for a new bed soon when we get a new mattress.
thanks!

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Postby Futura Girl » Sat Apr 12, 2008 2:58 am

okay - i am on a roll - we had to build a second bed for a rental unit - 2 more hollow core doors and i have streamlined the process even more.

i will definitely post when the dust settles around here.
yes. you, too can build a DIY platform for pennies on the dollar.

now - i am looking into building a retractable hanging platform bed :-)
http://www.lottaliving.com/bb/viewtopic.php?p=67442

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Postby Nick32vic » Sun Apr 13, 2008 8:58 am

How comfortable are platform beds? What kind of mattress do you use?
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Postby Futura Girl » Sun Apr 13, 2008 2:17 pm

incredibly comfortable.
it all depends on the mattress.

we have a pretty expensive one.
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but i have used cheaper mattresses on platform beds and it actually helps them feel better - because alot of the discomfort for a cheap bed is the result of a cheap boxspring.

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