PB Teen Inspired Platform Bed

Hey friends!

I have been CrAzY busy getting my oldest son’s room redone over the last week or so.  He has been in bunk beds, but I was ready for a big boy bed that he could really grow into!

Of course I didn’t have to look far for inspiration…

I found this awesome bed on Pottery Barn Teen!

Yup. I love it! I love ALMOST everything about it…

Except the darn price tag! $800 without the shipping and tax… Ouch.

So… I hit up our sweet friend Ana for some plans and built it myself.

You can see the plans for the bed HERE on Ana’s site!

Today I will share the bed and I will be back to show you the headboard.

For the bed alone I spent $70 in supplies including stain!  Can’t beat that!

Here are some progress pictures of the bed as I was building it, but you can see very detailed and EASY plans HERE on Ana’s site!

I used my Kreg Jig to make pocket holes for the bed frame.  You can also use wood glue and regular screws, but this tool makes it SO much easier!  Here are my pocket holes.  I put 2 on each end of each long board and also used Gorilla Wood Glue to keep things extra sturdy since I know the little boy that will be sleeping in this bed 😉

And the frame together…

The feet of the bed… I LOVE the angle of them.  I used a 10 degree cut for mine.  I think it gives the bed a modern and custom look to it!

All ready to stain…

I used my favorite stain on the entire bed… I used one coat because I love seeing the grain of the wood on it…

My final step was putting it in his room!  Here are some pictures of the bed and I will share the headboard later :-)!!

Yep! It’s official. I LOVE it.  Did I mention that it cost me under $150 to build the whole thing?? That makes me love it even more!

Go check out the plans for this great bed at Ana’s site!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. Valerie on January 12, 2019 at 1:23 am

    trying to print the plans for this bed to build but cant find the headboard plans. we love this bed but having a hard time finding the plans for half of it

  2. Cecelia R. on December 28, 2018 at 5:23 pm

    Just built this frame for my room! I love it! Starting on the headboard soon too ?

  3. Stevie Estler on November 2, 2015 at 12:57 pm

    How did you attach the headboard?

  4. mistie on November 12, 2014 at 7:16 pm

    I just made the bed. I was so proud of myself until my son knocked the crap out of it with his leg. He wants me to add padding to the sides. He is 13 yrs old you would think the sides wouldn’t be a problem for him. So just a warning be careful. Other than that he loves it.

  5. Elizabeth on July 29, 2014 at 9:07 pm

    So I r ea like this was sometime ago, but the site for the plans will not load. .. it’s it gone? Thanks

  6. Nicholas on January 11, 2014 at 7:01 pm

    how did you attach the headboard to the bed frame? I could not find out the details on Ana’s website either. Please explain thank you.

    • Shanty2Chic on January 11, 2014 at 7:32 pm

      I used 4″ torx screws through the back of the headboard and into the frame of the bed. You can also use wood screws. I can send you a picture of the back if you still need help. Thanks!

      • Nicholas on January 11, 2014 at 8:02 pm

        Ok great. Pictures would be awesome!! Thank you

        • Shanty2Chic on January 11, 2014 at 8:41 pm

          Emailed you a pic… Hope that helps!

          • Renae Johansen on January 19, 2014 at 1:39 pm

            Could I have a pic emailed too? I just finished the bed yesterday and am a little intimidated by the headboard.

      • Stevie Estler on November 2, 2015 at 12:58 pm

        Hey, could you email the picture as well with the headboard attached to the frame?
        [email protected]

        thank you!

  7. Tara MacIsaac on April 20, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    Plans for king size by any chance?

  8. Kelly Friedman on January 22, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    What colors are on the wall?

  9. victoria on July 18, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    headboard please!!!!!!

  10. Steph on May 9, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    What kind of wood did you use for the bed and headboard?

  11. metal headboards on April 26, 2012 at 3:46 pm

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  12. Andrea on February 24, 2012 at 11:55 am

    I was wondering if your son’s bed was a double? I have three boys. Two have twin beds and my oldest has a double bed. I would like to make sure the measurements are correct. Or how do I modify the twin plans to accommadate the double bed size?

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