Platform bed frame with drawers are also lightweight and can easily be moved from room to room. Make sure you have an assistant to move your mattress if it is too big or heavy for you to handle safely.
Use a tape measure to find the length and width of the mattress you will use with the platform bed. Cut two pieces of 2-by-12 wood according to your length measurement. Subtract 3 1/2 inches from your width and cut two additional 2-by-12 slices according to that number. The end pieces will sit inside the long side panels when building the box-shaped frame. Place the four boards on the floor to form a box. Use wood glue to attach the end pieces to the side panels.
Measure and cut two to three boards that are as long as your gables. These will be support pieces in the middle of your bed frame. Use a support piece to make a frame for a small mattress. Place a second or third support for large mattresses. Place the support pieces in the center of the box-shaped frame. Secure them in place by inserting three screws through the side panel and into each end of the support. Cut enough panels of plywood to cover the surface of your bed frame. Use a stream of sand to smooth out the top of the plywood. Use wood screw to attach plywood sheets to the top of your bed frame. Allow the finish to dry overnight before placing a mattress on top of the platform bed.
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