DIY Bed Frame

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Introduction: DIY Bed Frame

Easy DIY Wooden Bed Frame Platform made from framing lumber.

Step 1: Material

I have purchased all the material listed below at my local hardware store.

Here is what you will need to complete this modern bed frame :

[4x] - 2x6x8

[9x] - 2x10x8

[4x] - 2x4x8

[2x] - JoistHanger (2x6)

[112x] - 2½ Washer Head Screw

[30x] - 2½ Flat Head Construction Screw

[1x] - Wood Finish of your choice

Step 2: Cutting / Ripping

1 - Using my miter saw, i start by cutting all my boards to the right length.

2 - Because i'm using construction lumber, i rip cut all my boards to the right width to give them a nice square edge. This will give my bed frame a more modern look.

You can check my description below to find all the final dimensions after cutting and ripping all pieces.

Headboard :

[3x] 1½ x 3½ x 31

[5x] 1½ x 7 x 86

Frame ( Bottom ) :

[2x] 1½ x 8 x 79

[2x] 1½ x 8 x 78½

Frame ( Top ) :

[1x] 1½ x 1½ x 86

[1x] 1½ x 5 x 86

[2x] 1½ x 1½ x 78½

Supports ( Rough Lumber - No square edges ) :

[2x] 1½ x 3½ x 78½

[1x] 1½ x 5½ x 78½

[20x] ¾ x 2½ x 78½

Step 3: Making the Headboard

For this step, i will make the headboard. I have 2 things to do, drill pocket holes and assemble everything with screws. Before we can start, you will need these boards :

[5x] 1½x7x86''

[3x] 1½x3½x31''

I start by drilling 9 pocket holes into 4 of the 5 boards. Then i assemble the 5 boards together using 36 2½ pocket screws. Once it's done, i'm adding the 3 2x4 to the back to make sure the headboard stay straight over the time.

Step 4: Making the Base - Pocket Holes

I separate this step in two parts, ''bottom'' and ''top''

Frame ( Bottom ) :
[2x] 1½ x 8 x 79

[2x] 1½ x 8 x 78½ Frame

( Top ) : [1x] 1½ x 1½ x 86

[1x] 1½ x 5 x 86

[1x] 1½ x 1½ x 78½

Drill pocket holes according to the plan

Step 5: Making the Base - Assembly

I assemble the 8 pieces together using 64 2½ pocket screws.

I start by assembling the 4 pieces that make the ''top'' then the 4 pieces that make the ''bottom''.

Once it's done, i'm joining the top and the bottom together.

Step 6: Wood Finish

I'm using Sico ( PPG Brand ) outdoor wood stain for this project. Although this finish is ultra durable for a bed frame, it smell much more than interior wood stain. I literally had to ventilate the room for couple days. So my advice, choose the finish you want but make sure it's an interior finish.

Color : Boathouse #3549-407

Step 7: Adding Supports for the Mattress

I screw the 2x4's to the sides and i add a 2x6 in the middle using 2 joist hangers.

Step 8: Joining the Headboard to the Base Frame

Simple step, i screw both parts together.

Step 9: Adding 1x3's

Time to lay down the 20 1x3's to support the matress.

Step 10: We Are Done! :)

Oh yes, i'm really happy with the result!

If you enjoyed this build, make sure you watch the full tutorial video on my youtube channel.

https://www.youtube.com/sebtechdiy

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66 Comments

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bperriello
bperriello

Question 13 hours ago on Step 6

are their dimensions for making a full size bed

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JiahD
JiahD

Question 8 weeks ago on Step 7

Hi there, I love this bed frame idea so I am going to try and make it. The measurements just seem to big for a King Bed. I am in Australia, a King Bed here is 72.2" x 80". Does that sounds right to you or is your King Bed slightly larger than ours here?

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maelogana
maelogana

Question 2 months ago on Step 1

Hey, could anyone be so kind and send measurements in cm? Im from europe. :D

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TolkoVaira
TolkoVaira

2 months ago

My adventure with woodworking started with Stodoys.

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BeardedRedFox
BeardedRedFox

1 year ago

If you make these changes it will fit a queen size bed.
Page 2:
Frame (Top):
[1X] 1 1/2 X 1 1/2 X 70 (king [1X] 1 1/2 X 1 1/2 X 86)
[1X] 1 1/2 X 5 X 70 (king [1X] 1 1/2 X 5 / 86)
Headboard:
[5X] 1 1/2 X 7 X 70 (king [5X] 1 1/2 X 7 X 70)
Frame (Bottom):
[2X] 1 1/2 X 8 X 63 (king [2X] 1 1/2 X 8 X 79)
[2X] 1 1/2 X 8 X 78 1/2
Supports (Rough Lumber - No Square Edges):
[20X] 3/4 X 2 1/2 X 62 1/2 (king [20X] 3/4 X 2 1/2 X 78 1/2)


If you make these updates on the rest of the pages these will work for a queen size bed.

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qrichardson10
qrichardson10

Reply 6 months ago

Is there a page 1? I'm only seeing page 2.

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cecilm7
cecilm7

Reply 10 months ago

did your Queen size bed come out nice!!!!!!!i would love to do one too!

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BeardedRedFox
BeardedRedFox

Reply 10 months ago

It came out perfect! Those measurements I put above will make a Queen size bed I will add a image soon.

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khasriaz0
khasriaz0

Reply 9 months ago

Could you please state the measurements for the queen size again, above you have:
Headboard:
[5X] 1 1/2 X 7 X 70 (king [5X] 1 1/2 X 7 X 70)

but the kind size measurements are actually (1 1/2 X 7 X 86)...

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BeardedRedFox
BeardedRedFox

Reply 10 months ago

Here's the queen size with a white wash stain.

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janedon13
janedon13

6 months ago

How do you keep the matress from moving?

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Oldbear
Oldbear

Reply 6 months ago

We have three out of four beds in our house that are wooden slat/platform style. Our platforms are just below the edge of the bed frame except on one (the first one I built). We don't have any issues with the mattress moving even when used "aerobically". We had more issues with the mattress moving on a standard box-spring setup. You can put the rubber grid-style drawer liner (I use it under stuff when sanding on my workbench) between the mattress and the bedframe if it moves on you. I hope that helps.

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Jmaltais70
Jmaltais70

6 months ago

Belle job mon gars. Merci d’avoir partagé.

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thesnowtheriver
thesnowtheriver

6 months ago

Canyon make me a Cal King size bed that I can buy from you?

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brooklynnebender
brooklynnebender

Question 7 months ago

what are the measurements for a full size bed?

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Kingsley Aigbona
Kingsley Aigbona

Question 7 months ago on Step 5

Please how did you join the 4 pieces in number 1?

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pc0z756
pc0z756

8 months ago on Introduction

What are the dimensions of the bed after constructed? Including headboard?

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CocoCrispy
CocoCrispy

1 year ago

I followed your project and the results were amazing. Thank you for the post. I modified a little with bolts for hardware on the headboard and footer. Material Costs estimate was close to 325 USD from Lowe’s/Home Depot. Measurements above were for a King.

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