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"Success on Many Levels" shows how to furnish a "plain white box" apartment with multi-level platforms and modular seating you can build. Includes kitchen and bath ideas.
APARTMENT LIFE Jan 1978 (v.10#1) pg. 44

How to make platform modules in 6" and 12" heights that can be arranged to create a variety of areas and can be moved. Includes a wooden "bridge" to span from one to another.
APARTMENT LIFE Jan 1978 (v.10#1) pg. 46, 64

A platform system used in Richard Dreyfuss' bedroom and how to build it. Bed headboard serves as a partial divider wall.
APARTMENT LIFE Oct 1978 (v.10#10) pg. 61

A look at the multi-level platform system used in Richard Dreyfuss' living room and instructions on how to build it.
APARTMENT LIFE Oct 1978 (v.10#10) pg. 64

Mike Douglas's home includes a room with a platform for stage or seating, a Plexiglas mirrored wall, and a slanted desk top with shelves built into a closet recess. Plans shown.
APARTMENT LIFE Jan 1980 (v.12#1) pg. 45

How to build a raised quarter-circle platform in the corner of a room. Plywood platform is covered with Slim Brick.
APARTMENT LIFE Mar 1980 (v.12#3) pg. 73, 79

Tip shows how to build a carpeted platform sofa and end table with storage in the platform.
APARTMENT LIFE Jun 1980 (v.12#6) pg. 70

How to build a plywood platform that can be covered with carpeting and give a room a new "area".
APARTMENT LIFE Jul 1980 (v.12#7) pg. 54, 84

Bedroom built-ins include a 20" high platform, a high-rise bunk, a closet and a desk. BH&G Project Plan is available.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Aug 1976 (v.54#8) pg. 36

Tip: How to create a fireside conversation area with sunken floor and built-in seating.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Feb 1979 (v.57#2) pg. G2 (166+)

Six pages of photos show decorating ideas using platform furniture.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Sep 1980 (v.58#9) pg. 104

Child's haven. Triangular structure turns a corner into a handy nook for reading and relaxing. A hinged front lifts to reveal storage beneath the padded seat. Est. cost: $85.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1982 (v.60#7) pg. 41, 73

Tips show how to build modular platforms covered with carpeting that take the place of conventional furniture.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #191 Jul-Aug 1978 (v.28#6) pg. 77

Conversation pit. How to build a platform in any ordinary room that looks like a pit. Pit in the center is created by a 7.5" high platform that surrounds it. Seating is provided on three sides. Entire platform is covered with carpeting.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #201 Sep 1979 (v.29#7) pg. 14

Photos and sketches of a "room-in-one" that takes the place of furniture. Incorporates a desk, lounging platform, bed and storage space.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #212 Oct 1980 (v.30#8) pg. 20

Platform furniture: One cure for poor room design. Carpeted platforms of various shapes and heights change the complexion of a recreation room.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #221 Sep 1981 (v.31#7) pg. 42

Multipurpose platform, suspended across one end of a small room, is 21" above the floor. Top surface is carpeted.
HOME MECHANIX #682 Feb 1985 (v.81) pg. 42

Room to grow. A platform floor and modular cabinets turn a small bedroom into a child's haven.
HOME MECHANIX #714 Oct 1987 (v.83) pg. 48

Stepping up. Change the design of a room by adding a floor platform to create a multilevel space. Basic construction information included.
HOMEOWNER Jun 1991 (v.16#5) pg. 22

Four solutions for problem corners. (1) Walled-in eating area. (2) Built-in sleep/study center. (3) Built-in conversation corner. (4) Corner platform, bookshelves, corner cabinet, and table.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #623 Apr 1980 (v.76) pg. 64

Conceal a full-size guest bed under the raised floor of an adjacent room. Also provides hidden storage for other large, bulky items. A good project for dividing a single room, with high ceilings, into two (or more) smaller rooms.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1987 (v.231#3) pg. 82
Added Info POPULAR SCIENCE Nov 1987 (v.231#5) pg. 10

Shrewd storage with a trundle platform. Build a storage platform 30" tall in a room with a tall ceiling. A large trundle (6x8-ft.) riding on 10 rubber wheels rolls under the platform and serves to store bulky objects, boxes, etc.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jan 1988 (v.232#1) pg. 84
Added Info POPULAR SCIENCE Apr 1988 (v.232#4) pg. 8

Platforms for sleeping, storage and lounging.
SUNSET May 1982 (v.168#5) pg. 134