When they moved up to Oregon Steph’s son, Tyler, made a platform that extended a foot around his mattress. The rooms were huge and it filled the space nicely. However, when Steph graciously chose to move into my little house with tiny rooms, that was out. Plus, we wanted the mattress up higher.
So, we repurposed the clear grain hemlock boards from the platform bed, and used pine for the posts. The plugs are walnut. Some photos before finish:
Things we did on purpose:
- vertical symmetry of knock down bolts and plugs at foot board corners.
- almost perfect spacing on the walnut plugs along three sides.
- flush face inset on the headboard and support bars, foot and headboard.
The book-nook on the back of the head board just sort happened.