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Want to build a DIY platform bed at home without having to spend a little fortune? These 13 great project ideas with plans and tutorials will help you.
A platform bed has many benefits for several reasons. First, for a bed, it takes less space. Secondly, it can be functional with extra storage or nightstand space. Finally, you can easily build one yourself! And that’s the main reason why we are here.
We will show you how easy it is to build a platform bed and how cheap it is compared to buying a new one. Here are 13 brilliant tutorials with plans that will provide you with all the guidance you need. Most of them are beginner friendly too!
Rustic Platform Bed with an Upcycled Door Headboard
This platform bed idea is really great because it not only embraces the rustic style, it uses repurposed materials (old door) to add even more charm. The old door makes a unique accent headboard that will transform any bedroom.
Platform Bed with Plans
This is a nice platform bed to build and it takes only two sheets of plywood. Check out the tutorial and you will see how it’s done.
Platform Bed with Tons of Storage
This platform bed is storage heaven. Its high frame gives entire cabinets for extra storage. Ideal for kids room and more!
Platform Bed With Legs
This platform bed in rustic style is easy to build and all it will cost you under $120. What a brilliant idea and a great home project.
Stained Wood Raised Platform Bed Frame
Build this raised wood platform bed on stylish round legs to make your bedroom look classy. And all that without sending a fortune for a new bed.
Platform Bed with Extra Storage
Here’s another great platform bed idea with extra storage. It’s perfect for any small room or apartment.
Platform Bed with Built-in Floating Nightstands
This sleek modern platform bed with built-in nightstands is gorgeous. And you can build it at home too. Here are the plans for this project.
Platform Bed from 2x4s and 2x8s
This DIY platform bed is so simple as it can be made from 2x4s and 2x8s. Forget complicating plans and cuts. It doesn’t get any easier than this.
Platform Bed for Under $200
This impressive platform bed in a nice rustic wood finish can be made for under $200. It’s an amazing project idea all in all.
Modern Platform Bed with Lights
Check out this video tutorial on how to build a complete platform bed with lights. It’s a great functional bed to build on a budget.
Rustic Modern 2×6 Platform Bed
Any tutorial that makes it easy to build a DIY project is a godsend. And this is one of them. You can build a platform bed from 2×4 and 2×6 wood. Check out the tutorial and plans.
Convert a Bed to Platform Bed
You don’t need to build a bed from scratch. Here’s a tutorial that shows you how to convert a regular bed to a fine platform bed.
Rustic Platform Bed with Legs
Doesn’t this platform bed look wonderful? It’s a brilliantly done project indeed. And the best part is that you can find the complete instructions on how to build one like this yourself too.