A while back when I was just beginning to make furniture as a full time gig, a friend asked me to make a platform bed for him. Being a little naive at the time, I agreed without much hesitation. Well, many post-work day / late nights later it was finally finished and as trying as it was at times, I’m pretty happy with the way it ended up.
He had an idea what he wanted, just a simple platform bed for his new mattress that he could roll around as needed and could be taken apart and moved. I figured if he was getting a custom made bed, I might as well make it unique. So, I added these custom resin-poured areas for him to store some bedside items. There is a space for his phone, a drink and anything else he might need bedside.
Since there was room for a phone, I figured I might as well add some outlets so he could easily plug in. My friend (and mentor) Derek Chen saw these spinning outlets somewhere, and I couldn’t resist.
Although I am happy with the way the bed turned out, I learned that I should have started out making something much smaller. Not only did I take up a little too much space in the shop, everything was that much harder to do when there is only one of you working on it. The bed is made from (Greenply) walnut plywood with solid walnut edging. The internal frame is made from white oak. It sits on 4 locking casters and can be taken apart for ease of moving.