Introduction: Wood Platform Bed
This is a wooden platform bed for a full size mattress.
Step 1: Disclaimer
Warning - Creating this project requires the use of dangerous machinery such as Table Saws, Drills, Power Sanders. Using these items without proper protection and while not being responsible could lead to loss of eyesight, limbs, or life.
Step 2: Introduction
The end game for this project should result in a full platform bed frame that will house a full mattress. This purpose of this instructable is a step by step manual for anyone looking to build a bed frame. Someone looking to build a bed frame for cheaper than what you could buy one from at the store.
Step 3: Material/Cut List
4 – 2x6 @ 8 feet long or stud length
2 – 2x2 @ 8 feet long
1 – 2x4 @ 10 feet long
1 – 1x2 @ 8 feet long
3 – 1x3 @ 8 feet long
Additional 1x3 boards, bed slat system or box spring
2 ½” wood screws
2” wood screws for screwing down slats if using
2 – 2x6 @ 75”
2 – 2x6 @ 57”
2 – 2x2 @ 75”
1 – 2x4 @ 75”
2 – 1x3 @ 79”
1 – 1x2 @ 54”
1 – 1x3 @ 54”
4 – 2x4 @ 7”
14 – 1x3 @ 54 OR Box spring measuring 54” x 75” max overall
Step 4: Build the Frame
Build the 2x6 frame as shown above.
Step 5: Attach the Cleats
Set the Cleats down on the long sides 1 and 1/4 inch down from the top. (As shown above)
Step 6: Middle Support
Set the middle support down 1 and 1/4 inch from the top as well. (As shown above)
Step 7: Legs
Attach all 4 legs on the bottom of all cleats. (As Shown above)
Step 8: Finish
Add the trim to the tops of the sides and add the slats. (As shown above)
Step 9: Final Product
Your final product can be sanded down and painted or stained depending on your needs. Above we painted the bed black to match our Ohio State themed room.
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