DIY Modern Plywood Platform Bed Part 1 : Frame & Nightstand Build – Woodworking

▸ Headboard Build Video –
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▸ Plans Available Here –


Johnny, from Crafted Workshop, and I collaborated to build this DIY Modern Plywood Platform bed with built-in nightstands and back lit headboard. It’s a big build but it’s actually pretty easy. Lots of repitition, but you could get it done with a fairly minimal tool set.



▸ Purebond Maple Plywood |
▸ Incra T-Rule (the marking square thing) |
▸ Arm R Seal Urethane Top Coat |
▸ Gorilla Gripper (for carrying plywood) |



▸ Body – Panasonic GH5 |
▸ Lens – Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 |
▸ Lens – Panasonic 35-100mm f/2.8 |





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Music by Chris Jon Johnson. Check him out on under the name “Sleepy Pablo”.
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Kevin Capiau says:

Congrats Chris!

Andrew Schneider says:

This project was great. I enjoyed the collab.

Nico Smets says:

It’s funny how your bed fabric contains your logo

Patrick Edgett says:

Fun build. You should add reddit profile link so its easier to find the account.

michael dorobanti says:

Your a great woodworker but your so boring, put some enthusiasm and excitement

1YangYing says:

I bet you never wanted to do the collab in the first place. You seem like the type of person who works best on your own. The platform bed did come out great though.

John Made it says:

Kid a, kid b. I call mine boy 1, boy 2. Great video ☺

Alex Mendez says:

Great tag team and Build! How much do you think the bed weighs w/o the mattress? (best guess)

Sawdust723 says:

I don’t know if it just me but does the stitching on the comforter look like your glasses emblem

MrD Poling says:

I don’t know what it is about your voice but I could listen to you all day. Have you ever thought of recording audiobooks?

Sootiro says:

Just wondering how heavy is that frame ? looks about 1tonne

Michael Dougherty says:

You have a good voice for the voice over, have you ever thought about maybe doing a podcast?;)

Michael Ni says:

how much did you pay for the woods?

robotfishFX says:

That ending caught me by surprise I had to watch it twice. Are you saying woodworking with a friend is like sex? Lol

Get Hands Dirty says:

Ahaha love the end part. Great job you did together despite your feeling for not achieving such perfection or focusing during the process. Love you and your content, always!

jcrm05 says:

Great ending man!

Cammie's Garage says:

Beautiful build and cool collaboration.

David Hansz says:

Kid A; Kid B ! Love that….

Nelsoncraft TX says:

Even though it’s not on his channel, we still get the patented Johnny Brooke Power Squat. Love it

Zuper Nels says:

very relaxing and nice c: i like your channel already

Make or Break Shop says:

Love the build! And the Kid A, Kid B callouts were awesome!

Bruce A. Ulrich says:

ha ha! I agree with you, the screws you used are nice looking, and I like how you left them visible.

Kevin Violette says:

How many sheets of plywood did you need to build that ?  Here in Canada, a sheet of maple ply at home depot is 70-80$.

Иван Мельников says:

Просто супер

Stanley Pearse says:

Heard Johnny talk about this last week and finally got to watch it…so…here I am…a brand new subscriber to your channel.

Eden Belle says:

First time here. And I snorted at your “in bed”

Oracio says:

Wish I had a table saw. Building a plywood bed and the amount of cuts that I had to make using a circular saw was not as fun as I thought.

Sam Ponette says:

Why not use the same joint for the bottom structure? Seems weird.

Ryan G says:

Nice Purebond advert.

Michael Sullivan says:

what are then screws you used and the special counter sink?

Micah Trit says:

“The next day we got to work bright and earl… well, late mourning.” Chris Salomone 2017

squirter amin says:

nice job…but you talking nonstop -___-

Alvaro Cuesta says:

…that headboard reminds me the Team Sky Pro Cycling ^_^

Mr. Frogman99 says:

Last night I watched you make a bed for your kid and you said you wouldn’t be making another bed on your channel 😮

Tashtan Tashtanov says:

Chris brings all the woodworkers to the yard,
Damn right!

Shaun Boyd Made This says:

Dig it. That thing must be rock solid.

shootinblanks007 says:

If u ever build this again… I might suggest zip bolts for the base… has a bolt with a lag side and the other side goes into a cam… just a suggestion … great vid !!

Robert O'Connell says:

Kid A..
Standing in the shadows at the end of my bed.
Kid B
Not a Radiohead song 🙂

TechTime says:

I don’t like this bed, the base seems very bland but the headboard is nice.

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