platform bed design

swngdncrSeptember 27, 2011

Hello all, husband and I are embarking on project to build aplatform bed. I have a question about the size ofthe space for the mattress. I am thinking to allow an inch all the way around so there is room for the bedding. Most of the time I imagine that the comforter will sit on top withdraw the rest of the bedding tucked in. But if we have company would probably make up the bed nice tucked in all the way around. My husband thinks an inch is too much. I'm not going y make up the bed fancy all nice and neat every day, who has time for that, but being able to stuff the sheets and blankets down the sides so it looks kind of neat without too muchwork would be nice. Are there downside to adding the 1 inch all the way around? Thanks for advice. Carla

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I guess I should clarify that our design will have the bed recessed another 6-7 inches into the platform. The mattress is 13 deep, so I don't want it tosit on top of a flat platform. So there will be sides that come up. We are building it outof bamboo.

    Bookmark   September 27, 2011 at 12:53PM
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I add an inch total, or 1/2" per side for a mattress. That is after carefully measuring the overall outer dimensions of the mattress, which can be a little tricky.

    Bookmark   September 27, 2011 at 2:03PM
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yes, I know what you mean about it being tricky to measure the mattress. Do you measure it with all the bedding off of it, just the bare mattress, or do you measure it with the bedding on, and then add a 1/2 inch?

    Bookmark   September 27, 2011 at 6:03PM
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Put on the linens you want to fit inside the bedframe. Push the mattress into the corner of the room, so it is against the wall on 2 sides.

Use the wall as a guide on one side, a small piece of plywood held plumb w/ a level on the other. Measure the space between. This will give you exact dimensions. Then add an inch, or half an inch per side.

    Bookmark   September 28, 2011 at 4:00PM
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That is a great idea, I started thinking about doing something similar, but your idea is much easier.. thanks..

    Bookmark   September 28, 2011 at 4:06PM
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