Kyle’s Platform Bed

In his new home, Kyle has a bedroom that will support a California King bed, with a mattress that is 72 inches wide and 84 inches long. We designed a custom “floating” platform 80 inches wide and almost eight feet long. The headboard alone is 27 inches tall and 74 inches wide. Our material choice was 2 inch thick white ash, stained with MinWax Dark Walnut and HVLP spray-finished with MinWax Water Based Oil Modified Polyurethane.

Due to the overall scale of this project and the mass of the materials used (the headboard alone weighed about 75 pounds), the relatively simple joinery employed was fairly challenging. Definitely a two-person job, with additional finishing help from Linda!

LL Johnson Lumber in Charlotte, Michigan did a great job milling some beautiful 10/4 white ash to the 2 inch finished thickness for us. Special thanks to Kyle’s cousin, Lucas, who welded up the custom-designed brackets that help support the massive headboard and mount the two stretchers that support the mid-spans of bed slats. The platform is topped with a very cool Leesa hybrid mattress.