Getting a new bed can cost you a lot of money, and searching for one that will suit your taste can take a long time. So, why not make your own, and get the perfect design!
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Building your own platform bed has a lot of advantages. They cost less than store-bought beds as you’ll be spending your money on materials and supplies and not on overhead costs involved in fabricating a commercially produced bed. You can make use of locally sourced materials that are affordable.
Another advantage is the ability to customize your platform bed. This allows you to freely decide on the measurements, which is very important if you’re trying to fit your bed in a small bedroom. You can also design your own platform bed to match your bedroom’s interior and furniture. No need to spend hours searching for the bed of your dreams, only to find that it’s way beyond your budget.
In this project Ashley of Shanty2Chic needed a bed for her son. She saw a lovely platform bed in a West Elm catalog, and that became her inspiration to build her own. The best part is that her son was able to brag to his friends that her mother built his bed 🙂
According to Ashley this project is VERY EASY and is perfect for beginners, and only requires basic carpentry tools. What’s truly amazing is that the whole project only cost her $55!!!
We know you’re very excited about this project. Get the plans and instructions here: Easy DIY Platform Bed