$25 Floating King Platform Bed

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 Overstock.com for $318 and clearance sheets and blanket totaling $85at our local Bed Bath and Beyond.

$25 headboard and 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?

4 thoughts on “$25 Floating King Platform Bed

  1. Roslyn says:

    I love this! This is exactly what I have been looking for! I’m going to try this including the headboard. Because the space where the floating nightstands will be is rather small in my room, my nightstands will be significantly smaller but that suits me because i only need room for lip gloss, hand lotion, a lamp and a resting place for my Kindle. I love this! The bf will have his space for the remote and a book. So nice!

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