Project: $26 King Bed Frame

Posted: July 25, 2010 in Bedroom, DIY, Furniture
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Our Floating Platform Bed…I think I’m in love


Voila! Bed is now complete. Time to work on those walls and new curtains.

We have been wanting to upgrade to a King bed since and I added a second body pillow to our bed…that made the Queen bed just TOO small.

We shopped around and decided we wanted a low platform bed to accomodate our little guy. He LOVES to climb around on our bed and do ‘surprise trust falls’ (randomly free falling backward and loving it). I of course have to watch him like a hawk and have go-go-gadget arms to catch him every time and make sure he doesn’t fall off the bed (which was quite high off the ground before).

Dave really wanted to break out his new mitre saw and put it to use…so there was no option better than building it… (You could easily make this without mitering the corners too) We both really like the ‘floating’ look so we made a platform out of scrap plywood we had leftover from other projects, attached hidden legs to the height we wanted (8″)and hid the plywood with painted 1×4 boards. We assembled it in our room after spray painting the boards. Here’s a peek at the assembly:

platform with edges going on

Attached top boards to hide plywood

After it was assembled Rory was excited play before we even finished with the floating nightstands.


Then we filled and painted the holes, attached the super sweet nightstands. Made from 1×4 boards.

Floating attached nightstand (& peek at the leg)

Nightstand hidden compartment

underside of nightstand top

We topped it with this foam mattress from for $318 and clearance sheets and blanket totaling $85 at our local Bed Bath and Beyond.

Here’s a link to the $25 headboardand a soft rug. Time to finish the rest of the room with a dresser, new curtains, etc…

Here’s an even simpler project we made using the same 1×4 boards and paint in the Master Bathroom.(mirror)

Anyone else inspired by this $26 bed frame project? What do you think?
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  2. Amanda says:

    Love it! Very simply, yet effective. My brother-in-law wants me to build him a bed similar to yours, so you’ve given me some ideas!
    Thanks a lot!

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  4. Karalee says:

    I am really enjoying all of your incredibly simple diy projects. Thank you. I am wondering is your mattress comfortable?

    • Thanks Karalee! I hope you’ll follow along at our new site:

      As far as the mattress goes: Yes! It is surprisingly comfy. I still think it would be even better if we added a pillowtop over it. It took me a month to get used to the new feeling of a foam mattress which required a few different pillow trials for me. But now I’m sleeping like a baby 🙂

  5. Tom Johnson says:

    What are you using for legs on the floating bed? Great job BTW and whatever you are using, do you find it sturdy?

  6. Tom Johnson says:

    thank you very much

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