Full platform storage bed-Love the look and functionality of a full platform storage bed but did not want to pay retail? This do it yourself bed can be built today, cuts down on clutter, and will save money in the end. Buy cubbies from a craft store or an unfinished furniture store. If you build this full platform storage bed for a small child, it may be a good idea to anchor the cubbies to each other at the head and foot of the bed
Select the finish. If you’re going for a natural look, you can lightly sand the edges of cubbies and done. If you choose color or stain, lightly sand the cubbies and apply two coats of your surface, making goal to dry between coats. Configure the layout of the full platform storage bed form a rectangle the size of the mattress. At the base and the head of the rectangle, (The picture shows the base of the bed). You need two cubbies for each side of the rectangle.
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If you use a box spring, place it on the cubbies then put the mattress. If you choose to use only one mattress, you might want to add two more cubbies in the middle of the layout to provide stability for the mattress. Since you will not see these cubbies, you do not need to paint or stain them. Be creative with color, bedding and baskets. Have fun!