DIY platform bed.
I moved in to a small studio apartment, my goal was to create a cozy sleeping area with about 1/2 of the space available with a TV on a swivel to point at my living room area.
I used deck hardware to secure the 2×4’s to the wall studs, i could have just made it standalone. But this was much more secure. (this entire project was done with 2×4’s, Plywood, 2×2’s and 2×6 lumber. Fastened together with wood screws.
All covered up.
covered with plywood…
I ended up connecting the bottom legs together with 2×4’s for added stability.
Decided to make it a canopy bed….
At this point i started going a little crazy with random ideas and trying to implement them… The canopy was accomplished with 15 dollars of 2×2 lumber.
pardon the mess
Kinda messy here, but its the only photo i have of how it sat in relation to the living room area. (bed construction occurred during the week I moved in)
Covering the storage area,
Used plywood to cover the sides, the last piece ended up on a hinge for easy access to storage.
Wallpapered the sides and added a step for access. (also my dog is old and needed it to get up) You’ll also notice i covered the platform with shag carpeting.
cheap indian tapestry from Ebay and a 50 inch LED screen (hidden on the left)… oh and some LED strip lighting… The TV is mounted on a lazy susan swivel so that I could turn it towards the living room area.
The original author is reddit user, UncleGrga.