Bedroom Home :
Build platform raised bed from Ikea kitchen cabinets in a little bit of framing lumber. Started by measurements of a standard full-size mattress which is 54 inches wide and 75 inches long. Use three of the widest cabinets that IKEA makes. Which are 24 inches wide by 30 inches high by 15 inches deep. Along the side of the bed and four cabinets at the foot of the bed. In varying heights to create the next steps is assembled all seven cabinets. Since they are wall cabinets, discarding any of the hardware that would normally attach them to the wall.
Laid the cabinets out on the floor and using would clamp screwed them together. Use 1×4 pine boards for most of the framing. Started by marking the height of the frame on the wall and used a stud finder to mark his studs. Drill two pilot holes in the board at every stud and got help holding it in place. Installed another framing board on the back of the cabinets.
Use a piece of the unused back to fill the space. Next to the steps, a little glue on the back will keep it in place. A small angle iron ensures the corner stays together. at the bottom platform raised bed the two short framing boards support the center rail. Which is large or two-by-four, because it supports most of the weight.
Use one by four pine to cut 12 slats the width of the frame. The first one is used as a pattern to mark the rest. Then laid them out to check the coverage, and calculate the spacing. Twelve boards that are three and a half inches wide, that means the width of all the boards adds up to 42 inches. Subtract 42 inches from 75 inches which is the length of the mattress. That leaves 33 inches of space between the boards. Divide 33 by 11 which is the number of spaces between 12 boards. The space between each board needs to be three inches. Made a couple of three-inch spacer blocks to cover the space.
Install the last door on the access cabinet. Remember this is the one with no back and no shelf. So we can access crawl space underneath the bed for storage. Dress up the top of the cabinets using inexpensive paneling, just cut it to size and hold it in place with double-faced carpet tape. Install a small light under the bed so we can see in the storage area and a hidden power strip for the lamps.
Finally, a short piece of foam pipe insulation will prevent sore backs when you’re climbing into the crawlspace. This raised platform bed is a contemporary design that adds a lot of functionality. Storage space not only in the cabinets but it also has more than 70 cubic feet of Carle space underneath the bed.