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PLATFORM BED
xx   BED
xx   FURNITURE
xx   PLATFORM FURNITURE

How to build a free-standing island bed with side frames and headboard that are carpeted.
APARTMENT LIFE Jun 1980 (v.12#6) pg. 64

Photo shows how to build a bed platform and matching side tables from birch plywood. Est. cost: $98.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1975 (v.53#7) pg. 42

Photo shows a child's platform bed that has three storage drawers underneath. Est. cost: $60.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1975 (v.53#7) pg. 71

How to convert an extra bedroom into a guest room, den and sewing or hobby room, all in one. Built-in platform bed has storage drawers beneath. Storage cupboards, desk and auxiliary work surface are also built in.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jan 1976 (v.54#1) pg. 30

Platform (14" tall) with storage underneath is the base for a built-in bed, desk and an assortment of cabinets. Project Plan is available.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Aug 1976 (v.54#8) pg. 39

How to buy a matress for a platform bed.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1978 (v.56#7) pg. F12 (180+)

How to build a platform bed with storage compartments on each side that serve as bedside tables.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Nov 1978 (v.56#11) pg. F4 (282+)

Platform bed. How to measure and build the frame, base and headboard and cover them with padding and fabric.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1980 (v.58#5) pg. 66

Platform bed, headboard and nightstands made from plywood. Large under-the-bed storage drawers roll on casters.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Apr 1985 (v.63#4) pg. 47, 50

Children's beds are simple platform boxes separated with a night table.
FAMILY CIRCLE Oct 25 1983 (v.96#15) pg. 108, 164

Bedroom platform houses storage drawers beneath and makes an attractive base for bed and cabinets. Article shows plans for building partitions on either side of a bed that can house cabinets and shelves.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #173 Jun 1976 (v.26#5) pg. 26

How to build a bed platform and cover it with carpeting.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #248 Apr 1984 (v.34#4) pg. 102

Knockdown furniture. Includes instructions for a platform bed, spiral stacking chairs, and leaning bookshelves which are supported solely by the wall and the floor.
FINE WOODWORKING #45 Mar-Apr 1984 pg. 44

Low-rise, high-style bedroom. Make an ill-proportioned bedroom cozier by raising the floor. Construction details for a platform floor, clothes/accessories wall frame, and platform bed are included.
HOME MECHANIX #707 Mar 1987 (v.83) pg. 56

Sleeping beauties. Two platform-bed designs with built-in storage. (1) Bookcase bed features decorative moldings, lots of shelving for books and collectibles, and storage beneath the platform. (2) Canopy bed features decorative moldings, unique corner posts, and privacy curtains.
HOME MECHANIX #751 Dec 1990-Jan 1991 (v.86) pg. 62

Stowaways. Three comfortable beds that feature built-in storage cabinets. (1) Loft bed built over a roomy storage closet. (2) Bunk beds with lots of shelves and under-mattress storage cabinets. (3) Platform bed with a bookcase foot board.
HOME MECHANIX #799 Oct 1995 (v.91) pg. 26

Tip: Simple platform for a box spring and mattress.
HOMEOWNER Apr 1986 (v.11#3) pg. 16

How to build platforms for lounging and sleeping. Four different styles are pictured and construction information is included. One incorporates drawers under one side. Another includes a wall of shelves built as a headboard.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO #7 Fall 1977 (v.2#3) pg. 89

Renovation article includes dimensions for various simple cabinets. Including a platform bed, wall cabinet with sliding doors, kitchen counter with many small drawers, kitchen pantry, pivoting screens and panel walls.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #653 Oct 1982 (v.78) pg. 64

Platform bed. Contemporary design features 4 storage drawers under the matress and 2 cantilevered night tables attached to the frame.
NEW SHELTER Feb 1981 (v.2#2) pg. 61
Correction NEW SHELTER Apr 1981 (v.2#4) pg. 14

Cantilevered bed platform does not require any under-the-bed framework or legs.
NEW SHELTER Nov-Dec 1983 (v.4#9) pg. 8

Two platform beds you can build. (1) A king-size bed platform with end tables that can be positioned anywhere along the aluminum rails which run around the three side of the platform. Also has under-the-bed storage drawers. (2) An economy platform bed which uses a foam mattress. The platform can be collapsed for storage. Est. cost for the economy platform: $50.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1976 (v.146#5) pg. 104

Build a U-shaped structure to surround a studio bed to give it a platform look. Cantilevered platform is surfaced with diagonal 1x6 tongue-and-groove boards.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1979 (v.152#2) pg. 100

Child's platform bed has a hinged side that raises for access to under-the-bed storage for games and toys.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1979 (v.152#3) pg. 109

Unique platform bed features contemporary lines, large storage drawers in the base, and a blanket chest at the foot of the bed which conceals a "pop-up" television set.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1984 (v.161#5) pg. 92

King-size platform bed with headboard and night tables. Constructed in five individual pieces that can be separated for moving ease. Built of inexpensive medium-density fiberboard (MDF) and painted with enamel. Accompanying article describes how to build a matching wall unit and wardrobe.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1988 (v.165#11) pg. 100, 108, 118

How to construct a sturdy sleep platform for a double bed that has storage underneath. Two versions of storage shown. Est. cost: $50.
POPULAR SCIENCE Feb 1974 (v.204#2) pg. 118

Combination sleep/play platform. Has a foam mattress in the center and foam pillows all around the outside. Use as a bed or "trampoline". Remove mattress to reveal plywood painted with streets like a model town. Remove foam pillows to reveal large toy storage compartments. Put a 2" foam pad on top of the unit and you have a queen-size bed for adults.
POPULAR SCIENCE May 1977 (v.210#5) pg. 118

Child's platform bed with a desk area underneath is built from three sheets of plywood. Unit assembles without nails. Fits a youth-size foam mattress. A PS/APA Plywood Project Contest winner.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1979 (v.215#2) pg. 82

Wraparound counter for attic built-ins. Clever design allows you to create ample sleep, storage and work space in what was formerly a cramped attic room. Includes a desk, platform bed and bedside table.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jan 1984 (v.224#1) pg. 90

Platform bed with storage underneath is constructed in three modular units, each with two large drawers, and topped with a platform and rim of oak. Pieces screw together for easy disassembly and moving.
SUNSET May 1978 (v.160#5) pg. 150

Five different beds that give ideas on how to make them more useful and incorporate storage. Two are platform beds. Four of them have built in storage. Does not include building instructions but does give things to keep in mind when selecting or building an alternative to a "regular" bed.
SUNSET Nov 1979 (v.163#5) pg. 95

How to build a tatami-topped yoga platform. There are five drawers and a storage bin underneath. Add foam mats for use as a guest bed.
SUNSET Feb 1981 (v.166#2) pg. 140

Wall-width headboard of 1x6's wraps up the back wall and across the ceiling. Angled corners at side walls form pockets for indirect lighting. Includes a pair of bedside ledges and "floating" platform bed with lighting underneath.
SUNSET Apr 1981 (v.166#4) pg. 165

Tip: Platform fills an entire small bedroom. The waterbed is sunk into the platform.
SUNSET Jan 1982 (v.168#1) pg. 84

Plywood platform for a bed is supported on a pedestal of glass blocks that is illuminated from the inside.
SUNSET Jul 1986 (v.177#1) pg. 102

How to use fabric to create different living areas in one room. Includes instructions for building a platform bed.
WOMAN'S DAY Sep 1 1978 (v.41#14) pg. 101, 146

How to construct a platform in an alcove that provides seating by day, an extra bed at night and three storage compartments with lift-off lids.
WOMAN'S DAY Oct 23 1978 (v.42#2) pg. 32, 142

Contemporary platform bed has multi-function headboard which features storage drawers and bins, adjustable lighting and a slanted back rest. Est. cost: $100.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1984 (v.40#3) pg. 29