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What materials could be used for the base of a platform bed? Already considering cement/cinder blocks & milk crates....?

We're trying to get inspiration for this project. We want something less expensive than a regular bed frame and easy to move, in other words as easy to break down and load up as possible. We have already bought a queen mattress, 9 cement blocks, and four 40x30 inch three-quarter thick plywood boards to do a basic platform bed. But after getting the materials I realized how short this bed is going to be. I want it more traditional height. I could go get 9 more blocks to make it 8 inches taller but really the first round of blocks are more than I want to fool with when we're moving.So after googling, I found the milk crate & board foundation idea. But by the time I buy enough crates, and considering the money I've already spent on all the cement blocks, we could buy a traditional frame.Anybody have ideas on something else to use? Lightweight but sturdy. And cheap? Or know of any place to buy the rigid crates less than $10 a piece?Thanks

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Blues man have great ideas! You need to consider the weight or the lack there of - when putting together a platform bed and the height of the mattress off the floor- or the sheets and blankets won't hand correctly. What floor in the house is it going? Cement blocks are heavy- is the second floor going to take all of the additional weight without creating other issues. If you put them on wooden flooring- your going to scratch the heck out of it. On a rug- your going to destroy the rug, additionally, all cement throws dust. If you used milk crates the weight and shape of them would present a problem as they wouldn't make the correct shape due to being perfectly square, when a mattress which have standard sizes. The other issue, is milk crates will be noisy unless of course you sleep like the dead and have no sex drive:~O Good luck!
May 11, 2017
You can buy a bed frame new for about $50. You can go to the second hand store and get one for about $10.
May 11, 2017

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