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How to Build a Modern-Style Platform Bed With Headboard (page 1 of 2)

Follow these instructions to build a wooden platform bed with a slatted headboard. You can make both pieces together or just one of them.

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Materials

  • 1x4 x 8' board
  • 1x4 x 6' board
  • 2 1x6 x 6' boards
  • 1x10 x 8' board
  • 3/4" plywood
  • 5 1x2 x 6' boards
  • 5 1x6 x 5' boards
  • 1x6 x 8' boards
  • 1x8 x 6' board
  • #17 x 1 1/4-inch wire brads
  • 1-1/4" pocket-hole screws
  • wood glue
  • wood putty
  • pre-stain conditioner
  • wood stain
  • polyurethane

Tools

  • table saw
  • circular saw
  • miter saw
  • jigsaw
  • sander
  • drill driver
  • nail gun
  • pocket hole jig
  • right angle pocket hole clamp
  • face clamp
  • bar clamps
  • 90-degree-angle clamp
  • corner clamp
  • square
  • tape measure
  • metal ruler
  • paintbrushes

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