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May 16, 2012

aaaahhhh...i love our bed!

after a weekend of painting the sunroom dresser, doing yardwork ((all of which was done by fish and his parents)), and playing with K in his new sandbox...

...it sure was nice waking up fully rested from our first night's sleep in the new bedroom...on our new foam mattress...which is sitting in the new bedframe that fish built!

*** you can see all of fish's projects here! ***

 obviously, the bedroom still needs some decor...


see the progression herehereherehere, then here!

* mari

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17 comments:

  1. Does you mind sharing how he built this? I would love for my husband to build one for our bed! Looks great!

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    1. hi erin -- thanks so much!! we followed plans for the hailey platform bed by ana white, which can be found here:

      http://ana-white.com/2012/01/plans/hailey-platform-bed

      we modified the measurements for a king bed and added four extra feet under the bed for added stability.

      this was fish's first major project so if your husband has any prior experience at all, this will be a piece of cake for him!

      good luck and i'd love to see pictures when you're finished with it!

      *c

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  2. Your bed looks amazing! I was wondering if you added any additional room (inches) to the frame from the size of your mattress. For example, my mattress is 80x80 so should I build the frame to allow 82x82? Thanks for the information! The blog looks great! -Emily

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    1. thanks emily sue! fish did not add any extra inches to allow for the mattress. ours is a king mattress and he built the frame to exactly fit it, 76x80".

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  3. This looks just amazing. I love the design and the finish. The height is perfect too. I love a lower bed as it makes the room look much bigger :) We have that too :)

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    1. thank you katja! yes, we lost some underbed storage as compared with our old bedframe -- but! i like the look of a lower bed much better. it seems to make the room larger. :)

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  4. Hi Mari,

    Looks fabulous! I am going to start on one this weekend - my first furniture project with my Kreg Jig. The bed looks so nice and shiny - is it just 2 coats of minwax ebony stain?

    Thanks!

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    1. hi philip! we did two coats of ebony stain and one of clear topcoat. :)

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  5. Hi Mari!

    My husband and I just bought a king size memory foam mattress and are looking to build a platform bed as well! I'm wondering what measurements you guys used to build yours if you don't mind me asking. I love everything about this bed! Thanks!

    Lauren
    therealsweetheart.com

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    1. hi lauren, thanks so much! we used the measurements of our mattress, which are standard king -- i believe 76x80". please let me know if you have any other questions!

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    2. Great - Thank you! I think we are going to be working on a version of this sometime soon. I'm excited for the final outcome! :)

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  6. Great bed! How high is it from the floor?

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    1. hi there, there's about 6" of clearance under the bed and the top of the bed platform is about a foot from the floor. let me know if you need any other info! :)

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  7. Hi, Can you please tell me what kind of wood is the bed made out of... :)
    Thank You !

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    1. hi anonymous, we used dimensional pine lumber. :)

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