Introduction: Custom Bed Frame

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Having a typical metal bed frame with wheels, I always felt that the bed was weak and wobbly. I used Sketchup to put together my idea and added dimensions to it.

Step 1: Cutting and Painting

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Using my design, I bought 15 straight, clear 2x4 pine and one 4x4 pine boards and cut them to my dimensions. I then got a quart of "whoops" paint at Lowes for $2.50 and painted all but the bottom structure.

Step 2: Assembly

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Using 2.5" interior wood screws (I used "zip" screws), I assembled the bed.

Step 3: Final

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After assembly and putting the box spring and mattress back in place I found the bed to be very solid and comfortable. I designed it with a ledge 7.5" up from the floor to make it easy to put my feet when lacing my shoes. I'm very satisfied with the design.

Comments

bcrocker1 (author)2018-01-02

Minimalist... I like it!

greybruce (author)bcrocker12018-01-03

Thanks. After using it for a while, I still like it!

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