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  1. nick
    May 29, 2015 @ 1:33 pm

    I knew you were going to make a bed!

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  2. George Blake
    May 29, 2015 @ 2:58 pm

    Another fantastic project Steve! You make it look so easy (but we all know better). You’ve inspired me once again-

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  3. Stan P
    May 29, 2015 @ 4:09 pm

    Steve, great build. It’s something I will be building within the year.

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  4. ben
    May 29, 2015 @ 5:27 pm

    Steve, nice bed. The wife and I plan on buying a new one as well. Im considering this platform and the Casper frame.

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  5. Will G
    May 29, 2015 @ 7:29 pm

    Steve, really nice built, can’t wait to try and make one for myself. I wanted to know what brand and gauge nailer you use? Thanks

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  6. Daniel M
    May 30, 2015 @ 12:43 am

    How can I get plans for a queen?

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    • James LaPatka
      September 16, 2017 @ 11:03 am

      Could you send me the plans for making a Queen size bed..I loved the video and bbeing new to woodworking
      I thought you did a very good job..Thanks..I am 66 years old and this will be my first project!!!!
      Thank you very much

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  7. Tony
    June 5, 2015 @ 2:16 pm

    Steve, my wife and I like this and are thinking about making the platform and buying a Casper. Do you have a rough estimate on the cost of the platform?

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    • Steve Ramsey
      June 5, 2015 @ 3:14 pm

      It cost about $250. Obviously it would be more if you used really good wood!

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    • Jon
      September 3, 2016 @ 8:54 pm

      I’ve spent $175 so far. That includes shellac, what seems like a million pocket screws, and all wood minus the slats. I used framing lumber from Home Depot and got all the pieces cut today. Hopefully I can get it assembled tomorrow afternoon. Actual money spent on the wood at this point is ~$100.

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  8. Ryan G
    June 9, 2015 @ 9:55 pm

    Great job! I’m building this one for a friend this weekend. Thank you for the cut list but do you happen to have a materials list with total number of boards per size? Thanks! Love your builds.

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  9. Sven
    July 21, 2015 @ 9:08 pm

    My wife has been bugging me about a new bed for a while, and I would love to make this.
    any chance on getting the metric plans out soon?

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  10. brett
    July 23, 2015 @ 5:36 am

    Hey steve, love this design, any idea when a metric version will go up? want to build this for the wife and I

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  11. Ben
    August 8, 2015 @ 1:02 am

    Thanks Steve, your videos are very inspiring. Metric plans would be most appreciated by your Australian viewers!

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    • Leslie Kaczmart
      November 20, 2016 @ 6:08 pm

      Just use the online conversion chart its easy. @Steve what router bit did you use 1/2 or 3/4 round over?

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  12. Alex
    August 9, 2015 @ 7:13 am

    Great project, love it!
    Could you please publish the plan / materials list adapted for a queen size bed?

    Another thought I’m entertaining for when I build such a bed is to make it more disassembly/reassembly friendly (for, say, making moving it to a different easier). What I have in mind is:
    1. Attach the 2 halves with bolts, nuts and washers, rather than the more permanent screws.
    2. Build a separate assembly of the slats on the frame, and attach it to the cleats running along the inside of bed’s frame – again, with bolts and not screws.
    What do you think, Steve?

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    • Jon
      September 3, 2016 @ 8:58 pm

      I had the same thought for joining the halves. For the slats I have been entertaining the idea of attaching the spacers permanently and having the slats be held in place between the spacers by the weight of the bed

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  13. nick winfield
    September 17, 2015 @ 12:51 pm

    hi Steve when are the metric plans for the bed coming for use in the uk .many thanks

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  14. James
    November 5, 2015 @ 2:49 am

    Hi steve, another since request for the metric plans, pretty pretty please. would love to start building asap.
    thanks
    James

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  15. Phill
    November 13, 2015 @ 10:03 am

    Thanks for making videos without the fancy and expensive tools for us folks with a limited budget!

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  16. Allen
    January 19, 2016 @ 12:00 pm

    Steve, I love this design! We just ordered our mattress, but I’m wondering, how would I adjust the size to accommodate a queen size mattress? I’ve tried to figure it out but get lost in the numbers. I really like this design and want to do it. Help!

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    • Jon
      September 3, 2016 @ 9:00 pm

      The length of the halves need to be 80 inches, the width of each half is 30.75 inches.

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  17. Jason
    January 31, 2016 @ 1:40 pm

    I really like this design but I’m wondering if you have conversion plans available for a standard (non California) king size mattress? I’m thinking I can just take away 3 inches from the total length and add 4 inches to the total width to get me pretty close but I wanted to see if you have plans already created since I would be more inclined to trust your expertise than mine. Thanks for the great video, I love watching your projects.

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    • DIANE ROHDE
      April 16, 2018 @ 2:55 pm

      I am also looking for prints for the standard King (non California) did you get some?

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  18. randall
    March 9, 2016 @ 8:30 am

    Your the best bro. Thanks for the prints

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  19. Maxime Boissonneault
    March 29, 2016 @ 7:41 pm

    Hi Steve,
    I’ve been looking at the plans. Aren’t the top boards (orange) missing from the list of materials in the first pages ?

    I will likely build this, but adapted to a regular king bed.

    Thanks

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  20. Jeffrey Samorano
    March 30, 2016 @ 8:42 am

    That is pretty dang awesome! I’ve been looking for a good DIY bed frame for our new room.

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  21. JP Boston
    April 22, 2016 @ 9:05 am

    Regular king plans please, or just let us know where to add, where to subtract! LOVE this

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  22. GLORIA CONTRERAS
    May 11, 2016 @ 1:16 pm

    I’m designing my bed today and had compared several different free plans online on how to tackle this. I would like your method suits my needs the most because you used mostly 2×4’s to build this instead of large pieces of plywood which is best cut by a table saw. Thanks for the plan!

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  23. BK Pittsburgh
    June 6, 2016 @ 10:02 am

    Steve,
    Great video. Just curious if you used select pine boards ore much cheaper common boards? I would think that by using select pine, I’d be getting much better boards without warp and twist. Thoughts?

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  24. lolliza
    July 13, 2016 @ 4:23 am

    que madeira é essa da estrutura e das gavetas

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  25. Mike
    August 30, 2016 @ 11:23 am

    what is the thickness of the 3.5″ boards? are they 1X4 (which is actually about 3.5″ wide) or are they thicker? i am just attempting to price out the wood and dont know what to search for.

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  26. Tim Hudson
    September 1, 2016 @ 9:52 pm

    Another comment looking for metric plans please

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  27. Osvaldo Olmos
    September 5, 2016 @ 2:38 pm

    I want to build a platform bed for a queen sized bed. do you have plans for a queen bed?

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  28. Tim
    October 26, 2016 @ 3:19 pm

    Steve,
    What size pocket screws did you use for the framework? I bought all the materials today, prepping for the weekend project. Thanks so much for the plans.

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  29. Tony B.
    December 10, 2016 @ 11:49 am

    Hi im kind of new to this but i am going to attempt this project is there any way i can get a complete materials list with screw sizes and such thanks

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  30. Sandy Macari
    December 26, 2016 @ 10:53 am

    My son wants to make this in shop class but in regular king size..Is there plans for King available

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  31. Mike
    February 2, 2017 @ 8:03 pm

    Same here would like plans for a king size bed

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  32. Steve Sheldon
    April 10, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

    I wanted to thank you so much for the plans. I just got done surprising my wife with the captains bed. It took about 50+ hours of work and I tweaked the plans just a bit (increased the height by 1.5 inches, did an inlay, and made it for a standard king size bed). I think I watched your video about 20+ times to make sure I was doing things right. Again I want to thank you for the plans. I had a great time building it. I made a google album share from some of the photos (https://goo.gl/photos/zdi25nT2XwiZfZ1s9). You will see I had one heck of a time getting the bed frame upstairs but I figured it out ( see one of the photos). Blessings – Steve

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    • Marc
      November 13, 2017 @ 8:35 am

      Steve,
      Do you have the adjusted measurement or did u just adapted it as you went?
      Marc

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  33. Isaac H. Torres Lopez
    November 29, 2017 @ 11:54 pm

    Hi I am from Mexico I liked a lot your video, can you please send me the plans?? this would be my first ever proyect I dont do woodworking but I want give it a try.

    Thanks.

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  34. Jose Vargas
    April 22, 2018 @ 3:46 pm

    Hello Steve,
    I just found this site and love it, you are great at explaining every step. I would like to know if you have a queen size plan? If so how can I get it? Or what are the adjustments if you know them.

    Thanks,
    Jose

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  35. Phil Davis
    July 29, 2018 @ 2:02 pm

    Great to see you’ve made a king size bed with storage. I’m starting to build one this weekend and will be using your plans. Thanks again for all your hard work and sharing your ideas & plans.

    Phil

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  36. Ronnie Norton II
    July 31, 2018 @ 5:55 am

    Hi Steve, another request here for a conversion to queen size plans. Any chance of that happening?

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