DIY Platform Bed for Under $200

If you are looking to DIY platform bed, follow this guide.

If you are looking to DIY platform bed, follow this guide.

Eighteen months later the parental guilt became overwhelming and we finally finished her bed. Our teen swears it was worth the wait. I kind of have to agree because it’s a pretty darned sweet bed for under $200 worth of materials.

We’ve included some Sketchup diagrams to make the build go smoother. Let us know if you have any questions!

Step 1: Tools & Supplies

Supplies

  • 9 – 2×6 8 foot long ($54)
  • 4 – 4×4 8 foot long ($30)
  • 4 – 2×4 8 foot long ($16)
  • 2 – 1×2 8 foot long ($3)
  • 6 – 1×4 12 foot long ($30)
  • 4 – 6″ Flat corner braces ($8)
  • 4 -6″ Lag bolts ($8)
  • Pocket screws
  • Wood Screws
  • (16) 2.5″
  • (60) 1.5″
  • 60 Grit sanding disks
  • 120 Grit sanding disks

Step 2: Prep the Boards

To keep the costs low on this project, we used white wood framing lumber and studs. The knots really add to the modern rustic vibe of the bed. But framing lumber is pretty rough to the touch and often has the manufacturers branding stamped on it.

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