Apart from providing a solid foundation, a wooden bed frame is a valuable addition to your bedroom décor. Low to the floor design makes it a perfect bed for sleeping spaces in a home attic where ceilings may be low or have odd angels. Once I had that finished I took the measurement to build the frame that sits behind it. For this I used 2×3 boards and made 1.5″ pocket holes on each end. For truly squeak free design you want to avoid steel holding wood joints together.
On the beds that I built, the trim runs above the bench level, but there is plenty of space since mattresses tend to be curved at the edges, and I really didn’t want wood sticking out the sides of the bed to get hit by a leg. When your willow wood has dried or cured, you may want to apply a penetrating wood oil finish. Just make the size with the 4×8’s and I think he used something that looked like wall molding, but obviously a lot thicker, all around the inside to keep the bed up. From there you can just throw down a slab of plywood for a harder feel.
The first option is to simply attach your metal bed frame to the Head/Fottboards themselves and add a Side rail to disguise and beautify (This is recommended for a much faster build and will save you quite a bit of money as well since you likely already have a frame since they tend to come free with your bed sets). Before I reveal the material list and whatnot, I want you to measure your queen sized bed and make sure it’s close to mine: 79″ long X 58.5″ wide. You can buy garden soil or potting mix in bags, or economize by mixing your native soil with homemade compost.
And then a funny thing happened, I saw a random post on some social media outlet about a wood shim bed that Ana White had just posted plans for and with one quick glance at her plans I knew I could make this bed. With three drooling toddlers and a proclivity towards bed rest with each pregnancy, I find that the less porous surfaces are better. To help you narrow down, we have added several 4 x 4 bed plans to the Garden Planning section of our website. The steps allow you to build either the bed or the headboard alone if you prefer only those parts of the project.
Short, metal hairpin legs hold up a wooden slat frame and classic wooden headboard on the designer bed that would cost you thousands of dollars to purchase already made. I hunted and searched through my brain for a funny and/or inspiring wood story to accompany this post. If your queen sized bed varies a bit from mine, make sure you account for that by adding or subtracting inches from the cut sizes. This bed is a bit fancier but still uses only a pallet to make a neat piece of furniture. If you build to plan then the frame comes out to wide for a standard king mattress.
I extended one of the static slats (the middle one) so that there is a lip for the extending part to slot under when pushed all the way in. I curved the underside of the lip so it easy slides over the extending part. A variety of materials can support your mattress (pallets, ply wood, secured salvaged beams), but what’s most important is making sure your ceiling can support the weight of your bed and yourself! This built-in kids’ bed from August M. Botelho is a cozy sleeping nook, complete with curtains for a faux-canopy feel.
If you have built the frames properly (level and square), you should find it a relatively easy job to connect them together. Please note I am no expert – I recommend doing your own research on the use of pressure treated wood indoors. In addition to the easy in-and-out aspect of these platform bed plans are the increased amount of storage underneath. A custom-crafted frame with recycled pallet makes a whimsical bed transporting you to a mystical land of dreams.
You have mattresses lying all over the house: simply construct your family bunk beds or gift your wife a lovely do it yourself pallet cot bed for the soon to come little one. The only thing we’ve noticed is the wood filler has slightly squeezed out of the screw holes from the wood compressing, but you can barely even notice! The pallet bed frame is really easy to make, too, so it’s perfect for novice carpenters.