Platform beds are very fun to build and even more fun to give your bedroom that unique look and style. Before you start on this project, you should first decide on the design of the platform bed. Do you want to keep it simple, or more complex with drawers and a stylish headboard? This will determine what kind of platform bed plans you need to get. You also need to take into consideration your own skill level. (I get all my plans from a site that has over 14,000 professional woodworking plans to choose from. Click here if you want to check it out.)
Either way, I recommend you look into a set of platform bed plans written by a professional. You could find some free plans out there on the internet but most of them are poorly written and will leave you with a lot of guesswork and frustration. When Im building any sort of woodworking project, I always get plans designed by a professional woodworker. This way, I know Im getting top-quality and my work will not suffer.
What site do I recommend?
Ive been primarily using one woodworking design site for all of my projects and the results have been fantastic. The site is called Woodworking 4 Home and it was made by a professional woodworker. You get access to over 14,000 different woodworking plans and of course, there is a good variety of platform bed plans. Once you join the site, you can immediately download all 14,000 plans to your computer and print them out as you need them. This way, you will never have to pay for another set of woodworking plans again. Everything is top-notch quality and very detailed. You will know what tools, materials, lumber, finishers, etc. you need before even starting your project. All the guesswork is taken out.