DIY Platform Beds Ideas

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A DIY platform bed with storage is one of the best ways to maximize living space in a small bedroom, and you can create your own on the budget with these great ideas here!

Japanese Style DIY Platform Beds

Japanese Style Platform Bed

Platform beds are becoming increasingly popular and are a great way to use existing furniture for the base, while incorporating new materials for the platform frame. This step-by-step tutorial by Hometalker Jaquelinn will show you how to make your own platform bed with just a few boards and your existing bedroom furniture. Happy DIY platform bed creating!

DIY Japanese style platform bed

Hack ‘n Roll: The Never Ending Bed

As a part two to the DIY Japanese style platform bed above, Hometalker Jaquelinn Kai is back to show us even more benefits to the ever-popular platform bed. There is tons of space for storage under the bed, and Jaquelinn was even able to create a cozy space for her small dog that she loves! You can see the review for her new Cocoon mattress, and how she plans to add more storage space here:

DIY XL Bed On A Budget

This DIY platform bed is great for making your own bed on a budget! All you’ll need to make one of these great platform beds are some pallets, some basic woodworking tools (drill, miter and jig saws) and a piece of plywood for the headboard. Grab your favorite mattress and some paint, and you’ll have an awesome DIY pallet bed! Follow these detailed instructions by Hometalker Mr ATC or watch the instructional video here:

15 DIY Platform Beds

15 DIY Platform Beds

Check out these ideas here for 15 DIY platform beds from Hometalker Farhan. Who knew there were so many platform bed options? Farhan shares links to DIY platform beds built from pallets or plywood, beds with extra storage space, and even a platform bed on wheels. Stay within your budget while adding extra storage space. Check out these ideas, choose the best one for your space, and get DIYing!

Platform Bed With A Secret

Platform Bed With A Secret

This creative platform bed hack by Hometalker Angela creates an easy DIY platform bed in minutes… or does it? Angela wanted a way to hide her ugly frame and casters on her existing bed, and this hack she came up with not only hides her bed springs and casters, but gives her regular bed the appearance of a stylish platform bed. Win!

Platform Bed With Floating Night Stands

Here’s a DIY platform bed that will appeal to your inner woodworker! This bed is super trendy with its “floating” nightstands that are actually built right into the headboard for extra off-the-floor storage. Hometalker Glen shares his DIY project with clear and easy to follow instructions to make this woodworking project accessible to DIYers of every level. Check out Glen’s full post here and get inspired to build your own platform bed with floating night stands.

Simple DIY platform bed frame

Build Your Own Pallet Bed Frame

This simple DIY platform bed frame is made easily from shipping pallets, keeping your costs low while creating a beautiful pallet bed you’ll enjoy for years. How much to build this DIY platform bed? Well, Hometalker GrandmasHouseDIY had all the wood on hand from previous projects, so the cost of the frame cost only the cost of the screws! The estimate would be about $160 for the wood, and even that is a steal! Check out the full tutorial at their blog here:

IKEA Hack Platform Bed

Ok, this one might be our favorite, but either way, we’re sure this Dad wins the Dad of the Year award! Hometalker Chris Heider created this awesome DIY platform bed for his daughter using IKEA standard kitchen cabinets. Yup, KITCHEN cabinets! By positioning them to hold a mattress and adding a support 2x4 and slats, this Dad creates the perfect platform bed for teens.

Platform Bed Patio Swing

Platform Bed Patio Swing

Ok, so this one might not technically be a platform bed but it was too cool to pass up for this list! This patio swing is unique: it’s a full bed on a pallet platform on a swing! Hometalker Dessya has been featured in some of our other “Best Of” lists, as her and her husband are completely renovating their new home room by room. For their patio update, they included this super cool platform bed swing. Check it out!

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