Introduction: Simple Bed Handmade

Hello dear friends!

I recently moved into a rented apartment. I chose a cheaper apartment, there was almost no furniture. At first I had to sleep on the floor on a mattress. One day I’m tired from this and decided that I need a normal bed. But since it's not my apartment, I didn't want to buy a bed at the store. Besides they are quite expensive. And I needed a budget solution. So I decided to make a bed with my own hands.

Step 1:

Total price is about $40 (price in Belarus).



1. 2000*200*18 mm (2) – 14,8$

2. 1200*200*18 mm (2) – 8.5$

3. 2000*35*50 mm (3) - 3,5$

4. 1300*82*17 mm (15) - 11$

5. wood screws 3,5*45 mm (100) – 1,5$

6. Screw-confirmat 7х50 mm (14) – 2$

7. Screw М8*80 mm (4) – 1$

8. Nuts, self-locking М8 (4) – 0,5$


1. Screwdriver

2. Saw

3. Grinder

4. Roulette

5. Level

Step 2:

In the hardware store we buy materials. Try to choose the smoothest details. Do not be lazy to sort out a few boards. The smoother the materials, the easier it will be for you to collect the bed. First of all, collect the bed frame. Set the angle of 90 degrees. Fix with the clamps.

Step 3:

Connecting two wood panels with screw-confirmat. 3 screws for each corner.

Step 4:

Check the diagonals. Must be the same length

Step 5:

For the bed legs I used the remnants from balusters. The main part and I used to make a table in the kitchen. The remains were perfect for the bed legs.

Step 6:

Next, take the board 35*50 mm and measure. We have to cut off 2 thicknesses of a furniture Board and 2 thicknesses of legs.

Step 7:

Try on the cut timber. Insert the legs.

Step 8:

You should get a 90-degree angle.

Step 9:

Fasten the bar to the furniture Board. I Used screws 3,5*45 mm. Screw in screws every 10 cm

Step 10:

Now fix the leg with a clamp and drill a through hole. 8 mm drill bit

Step 11:

Insert the M8 screw and tighten the self-locking nut

Step 12:

Check the level. All right, frame's ready.

Step 13:

Proceed to the manufacture of lamellas. The boards had to be trimmed a bit. I left a small margin for the expansion of the tree, so I cut not 1200 mm, but 1150mm.

Step 14:

Lay out the lamellas. Expose the same distance between them.

Step 15:

And fasten them to the bar. 2 screws on each side.

Step 16:

For greater reliability, in the center of the bed, I made a rib.

Step 17:

Proceed to the final processing. To do this, sanded with sandpaper. I only used 180 grains.

Step 18:

Remove the dust with a vacuum cleaner

Step 19:

Cover with oil for wood-Watco Danish Oil (light walnut).

Step 20:

And do not forget about the legs.

Step 21:

My bed is ready. I was satisfied with the result. It turned out easy, fast, and most importantly budget. It took me about 6 hours and a little over $40 to build it.

I hope you enjoyed the article.

Until next time!

P.S. You can reed how i made headboard for my bed

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