Problem: I’m a Lazy Old Geek (L.O.G.) who moved back into a small modular home and inherited a single (AKA twin) bed (39” x 75”). The mattress was firm but the springs were soft, the bed was too soft, so I tried putting a board underneath. It helped but not enough. Also the modular home is small and had little storage room. To solve both problems at once, I decided to make my own bed frame. . These pictures show the results and some of my Geekiness.
Step 1: Materials and Tools
3 4’x8’ ½” particle boards Can use MDF or plywood.
Suggestion: if using particle board, I would advise using ¾” lumber for the top, instead of ½” I used.
6’ 1”x1/2” wood strips Used for book case
Box #8x1” Phillips head wood screws Not critical
Cost: August 2010, Grand Junction, Colorado is about $55.
Saw I used an old Black & Decker circular saw. Not recommended but it got the job done.
Drill/Screwdriver Makitas are well made, though expensive tools. The black and white one is a Makita DF030D. I didn’t have this when I made the bed frame but it’s a very nice drill/driver and so picturesque.