The bed side rails consist of 2x8 x 8' pieces of lumber, cut to 80" in length and 7" in width. Ironically, the slats are salvaged from an old box spring that I had dismantled at some point.
Besides, this gives more room for the Calvin and Hobbes-esque monsters to hide under the bed. I am rather satisfied with how little time it took to build this bed, and how solid the whole thing ended up.
Description: We were inspired by other Expedit bed hacks, specifically this one and decided to make a Queen Platform bed.
Did you make any ventilation holes in the plywood support to allow damp in the mattress to evaporate and prevent mildew? I looked at the ikea site and don’t find the unit with 5 shelves or the other ones you used. So with the weather still snowy and cold over the weekend, and no ability to work on the chicken coop or recycled greenhouse project – it was time to cure the winter blahs with a building project!


Since this was built for a king sized bed – we built it as two separate door frames and then attached them together once in the bedroom. We cut all of our pieces to length to start, including the cured cuts for the top of the doors.
I applied glue to all of the joints and clamped them together while nailing on the backing boards.
Next, we flipped it around, and added a couple of 2 x 4″ trim boards on each side as well as the top to trim it out and give a little depth.
If you don’t know Dave Sparks or Diesel Sellerz, well then you haven’t been paying much attention. My daughter moved into an apartment and we needed to have more storage as well as a nice size bed. And yes, as the garage became a temporary workshop, sadly Mary’s vehicle was once again the victim and banished to the driveway. Scrap wood is actually a great choice, even if it is nicked up – adding a rustic feel to the finished piece.


It doesn’t seem to matter whether we are talking about taking a risk in business or lifting a truck, we just go big. Diesel Sellerz, is the company that builds multiple trucks and then gives one away each year. We are sure there will be Fusion Bumpers, and some sort of aftermarket headlights to finish off the exterior of the truck.
We attached a continuous hinge to the 2 pieces of 60×40 plywood, so that she can have storage under the bed as well.
One of the people that really exemplifies this statement is Dave Sparks from Diesel Sellerz.
Ours is a combination of both, along with some salvaged barn hardware saved when we deconstructed two old barns.



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