The bed of the Japanese platform has become popular in the United States because its clean lines blend with almost any decor. As in Asian Japanese platform bed, it is close to the ground; however, unlike their Western counterparts, they usually have a very simple headboard or none at all. When buying this type of bed purchased at an establishment can cost several thousand dollars, but the cost of making your own consists solely of the materials needed for the project.
Build the base of the ikea platform bed. Depending on the size of the tatami is going to be installed, build the contour of the platform in a square or a rectangular shape. The scheme will consist of four wooden boards (2×4 planks will work well here, but 2×6 and even 2×12 will work). Cut or buy four pieces of wood that will serve to raise the legs of the bed to the preferred height. Fix the frame with nails, screws, and bolts or by means of interlocking grooves.
The latter method is more traditional, but also more difficult to complete if you accidentally carve too much space in the slot. When finished with this step, the frame will rest on the four feet much like the western counterpart of the stylish platform beds. Cut or buy a wooden board that will execute the length of the frame, but fits perfectly inside, at the level of the recessed slot carved on the sides.