Rustic Platform Bed From Recycled Materials
Rustic Platform Bed From Recycled Materials – Make your own platform bed is the perfect way to up cycle old materials into new, useful furniture. Heavy structures such as wooden boxes and bookcases form the basis of the bed; dress up the look with color, if you wish, or leave the original materials as it is to show their origin.
Sturdy wooden wine boxes all the same size acts as a functional base for your rustic platform bed with lots of bed base. Measure your mattress; then measure each box to determine how many rows and columns of boxes you need to support the mattress, allowing a small wood to show on the sides. Arrange the boxes so that their company logos face to show their wine labels, or set them on their sides with every box provides an open space around the perimeter of the bed – perfect for stashing slippers or reading materials. Build the bed by attaching the drawers to each other with screws so they do not drift apart. Sand smooth top of the platform and add more layers of polyurethane, if desired.
Recycle several bookshelves or sturdy wooden shelves in a rustic platform bed with your own design. Flip matching bookcases side by side so that the backup. Cut a piece of thick plywood to tighten the backs of bookshelves on the back is not robust enough to support a mattress; if bookcase backs are made of thick wood, you do not plywood. Fasten bookcases together with screws, then color or paint them to match the room’s decor. Use a series of short shelves, such as those designed to hold shoes, to form a platform bed base with plenty of closet space around it. Select wooden shelves instead of fiberboard for strength. Connect the units together with screws when you are satisfied with the layout.