Plans for a Platform Bed with Storage?


Hello, Everyone.
Does anyone out there have some suggestions as to where I can purchase plans for a platform bed with storage?
I am looking for a set of plans that is geared to the beginning or intermediate woodworker
Of the "free" plans I have found on Google thus far, I have not been pleased with their designs.
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Ed Lomax (edlomax at earthlink dot net)

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Edward Lomax wrote:

I don't, but you could probably find some good ideas at your local Barnes & Noble or Borders. And then if you want the book you can get it from your local independent bookseller. Please.
Another thought is to not use the bed for storage at all. Heavy energy or something - the feng-shui folks recommend against it. I'm either freaking out or becoming more in tune with that type of stuff, because I no longer like my junk stored under the bed. YMMV.
JP
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wrote:

pffft, why? Pay more, and miss out the luxury of a mocha latte. Not to mention having to wait for the book to come into stock, having to tell the axe-murderer who runs the place your address and finally discovering that your 10% discount card isn't accepted there...
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Thu, Jun 15, 2006, 2:51pm (EDT+4) snipped-for-privacy@hotmail.com (Owamanga) doth sayeth: pffft, why? Pay more, and miss out the luxury of a mocha latte. Not to mention having to wait for the book to come into stock, having to tell the axe-murderer who runs the place your address and finally discovering that your 10% discount card isn't accepted there...
My, my. You sound like the Bluebird of Happiness crapped on your head today.
First thing, you go to the local library, and see what they've got. If they've got what you want, borrow it, make a working copy of the plan(s) you want. No prob.
OR, find the book you want to buy, at the library, or B&N, whereever, then buy it on-line - but look around, because there's quite a difference for the same book at times - and I very often buy used over new. One of the last books I bought on-line was an out-of-print edition, listed most places at $75 and up - got my copy for around $20 - yuu've gotta shop around. Oh, yeah, check used bookstores too. I have never bought a book from B&N, way too 'spensive - and my personal woodworking library is better than the local library's.
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Owamanga wrote:

Sounds like you've got a lousy independent bookstore near you, in which case I don't blame you for not shopping there. That said, if you have to have the book immediately, at the lowest cost and with a mocha latte then even a good indy probably wouldn't be able to help. I'm just not convinced that the economic impact of big box retailers and etailers competing only on price is worth savings. Game theory rearing it's ugly head once again....
JP
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Edward Lomax wrote:

Visit any furniture store that specializes in Scandinavian furniture and look closely at what's on display--conceptually they're pretty simple, the trick is mostly in the fit of the drawers and the finish.
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Edward Lomax wrote:

I plan to do something similiar when I get caught up with my other projects. I'm going to make a queen sized verson. I haven't seen many plans, but on one I did see, they didn't put a drawer near the headboard, because it's generally assumed that you won't be able to open that drawer with a nightstand next to it anyhow.
I'm trying to think of putting some kind of secret/concealed compartment in it as well, just for fun, but it might also be a practical way to hide small stuff when we go on vacation.
I'm going to make the headboard from WoodSmith #145. I like the blanket chest they have in that issue too.. here's the link http://www.woodsmith.com/issues/volume-25 / I'll probably add some kind of footboard as well.
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the guy that owned it so he let me take a few pictures. I made my king size with ten drawers, five to a side. It was great when I put it in, then I built matching night stands. Now the front two drawers are for stuff I never want to see again! I wondered why the original had a void of space towards the head!
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