Modern Platform Beds Elevated Mattress


Modern Platform Beds – A platform bed is an elevated surface that lifts the mattress off the floor without a spring bed frame or in the traditional box. A platform bed can be made mobile with the addition of wheels. Select high strength wheels that can be locked so the bed is stable when in use. The addition of pulls helps make this platform bed mobile. Choose mangoes that are thick, soft and round to avoid injuries caused by sharp edges. Measure the length and width of the mattress to be used on the platform. Add any extra wide length or if the platform is also to be used as a side table or seating area.

Cut 2-by-4 at the appropriate lengths determined by the size you want the finished bed to be. Place the left side piece of the top piece using wood glue and then screw the pieces together. For stability, use at least two screws. Repeat this process for the right side and the bottom piece and then connect the two together to create frame modern platform beds. Install cross supports every 8 to 10 inches per cut 2s-per-additional that fit perfectly in the frame from side to side. Use wood glue and screw through the frame and into the brackets to secure the transverse brackets.

Cover the top of the plywood frame cut to size. Secure the plywood in place with wood glue and then the wood screws them into the frame. Finish the visible parts of the platform by gluing on the carpet, wood veneer or sheet metal to create single modern platform beds of its type. Industrial drag center handles on the sides and/or end of the platform bed and mark the location of the screw holes. Screw through the frame and on the pull handles for attachment to the bed. Check the weight rating of industrial pivot wheels. Each wheel should be rated at a minimum of 200 lbs.

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