Are there any simple directions on how to make a platform bed? How many inches off of the floor are they?
Question:I love woodwork, and I'm thinking of making my own platform bed, with a special paining design I have in mind. How many inches off of the floor are most platform beds? To my knowledge only a mattress is placed on top of the platform. It doesn't seem like it would be difficult to make at all.
you are correct. it is easy and here is how: they are usually 12" to 18" off the floor. also they sort of resemble a waterbed frame...if you understand that.? they usually have a easy framed box but inside is a tic tac toe effect of supports then a top usually in two pieces for transporting it. then mattress. but don't use more than a 2" overhange on any sides and if you want your mattress not to move during any night time activities attach a small 2" kicker plate at bottom of bed. easy too just 2x added at bed length to stop it from falling off!
There is no standard but your own or you can visit your local furniture shop with a ruler or take measurements from a bed that looks simular to the look your going after!
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