Building a Japanese Platform Beds
Japanese platform beds – Pervading your bedroom with a sleek, minimalist design aesthetic with a Japanese platform bed. The frame consists of a slightly raised wooden platform on which the mattress is placed. The simple design of a Japanese bed makes it a viable home woodworking projects. Construct your own king-size platform bed with a hardwood plywood in your selection, such as cherry, oak, maple or birch.
Cut all your pieces plywood, using a saw. Sand all cut edges with 220-grit sandpaper. Mount the base. This will be the platform. Center the base on top of the platform. Fasten the base to the platform using the L-brackets along the inner edges of the base where they meet the Japanese platform beds. Secure the pieces with C-clamps and secure them with wood screws, the underside of the platform so the screw heads show. Vacuum and wipe the wood with a blow cloth to remove dust.
Stain bed frame using any color. For light wood such as birch or maple, it is best to paint with a wood conditioner before staining to avoid blotchiness. Wipe off excess stain with a cloth and apply a second layer. Allow the stain to dry. Set a king size mattress Japanese platform beds cavities.