15 DIY Platform Bed Ideas

15 DIY Platform Bed Ideas

15 DIY Platform Bed Ideas

what makes a platform bed perfect for your home?

When you are looking for a new bed for you home there are normally so many options to choose from, there are beds that fold up like a murphy bed for example, beds that use a mattress/box spring, and if you are into it there are even waterbeds :). Not everyone is looking to buy these types of beds and may be looking for something that little bit different. Maybe you are trying to find a bed that will benefit both yourself and your home. Platform beds offer an interesting and unique design in the way of beds.

Platform beds make ideal beds for people looking for extra storage underneath or just for that extra bit of style that the low platform beds offer. Below is a list of 15 platform beds that you can make at home and customize to suit your needs.. Let me know in the comments below which one is your favorite.

  •  Build Two Toddler Beds for $75

Here is a great way to make 2 super-simple, upholstered platform-ish beds. They are adorable. Especially side-by-side. They are low to the floor, so if Betty rolls off in her sleep, she won’t get hurt. See how to make it here- designmom.com

Build Two Toddler Beds for $75
photo: Designmom.com


  • DIY Platform Bed with Storage

If you have a small bedroom or are trying to maximize your storage space then this is a great bed for you to build. With all the extra storage space you will be struggling to fill the draws. See how to build it here – chatfieldcourt.com

DIY Platform Bed with Storage
photo: chatfieldcourt.com
  •  DIY Platform Bed & Salvaged Door Headboard

This is a three part project, 1 – before & After, 2 – how to hang doors 3- how to build a platform bed. See all three part and the final project here – averielane.com

DIY Platform Bed & Salvaged Door Headboard
photo: averielane.com


  • Twin Storage (Captains) Bed

We already have have show you storage beds above,  But this plan is for a twin storage bed, meaning it has storage on three sides. This bed is also (in my opinion) easier to build. See hwo to build it here – ana-white.com

Twin Storage (Captains) Bed
photo: ana-white.com


  • DIY Pallet Bed

Who does not love pallet projects? i know i do i did a post called 20 DIY Pallet Projects for Your Homestead check that out if you want more pallet project. To see how to make a pallet bed check it out here – santiagodiy.wordpress.com

DIY Pallet Bed
photo: santiagodiy.wordpress.com


  • $120 kids bed

In conclusion and minus all our little mistakes, this bed was very easy and simple to build. It took us around a half a day to build each of the bed and headboard so about a whole day in total (6-8 hours) See how to make this bed here – caldwellcouple.blogspot.co.uk

kids bed
photo: caldwellcouple.blogspot.co.uk


  • King Bed Floating Platform Bed

If you are looking for a budget platform bed that is bigger than most beds then this is for you, This bed frame was make for $26, for that price its is amazing. Check it out here – mydiyhome.wordpress.com

King Bed Floating Platform Bed
photo: mydiyhome.wordpress.com


  • Cheap, easy, low-waste platform bed plans

Build a queen size platform bed on the cheap, with storage space underneath, for less than $30, in about an hour, and learn some basic carpentry skills in the process. See how to build this cheap platform bed here – instructables.com

Cheap, easy, low-waste platform bed plans
photo: instructables.com

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