We’ve noticed several ingenious DIY platform bed projects involving IKEA shelving units, either or . It’s hard not to love how easy these are to assemble—and afford. Of course the real clinchers are the storage compartments, which make this design ideal for anyone starved for space.
The sleek profile of a DIY platform bed looks very much at home in a modern space, particularly when the bed frame has been graced with mid-century-esque details. With little more than oak boards and metal hairpin legs, you can build a piece , which recalls an earlier age but retains timeless charm.
By following an online tutorial, managed to knock off the design of a Pottery Barn Kids bed, completing the project for about $120 (hundreds less than it would have cost to buy from the retailer). Platform beds are easy for children to access, and because the beds are so close to the ground, they’re quite safe.
Some platform beds look as if they are when in reality they are perched on a smaller base that you could see if you were to peer underneath. You can add functionality to this form by making the platform about six inches wider than your mattress; the extra space becomes a sort of nightstand for odds and ends.