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.

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Step 1: Cutting and Painting

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

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

Step 3: Final

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.

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    1 year ago

    thanks grey for properly loading the 2x4's that actually hold of the bed. That whole bending moment is a thing. People design them so they easily warp and break. Dangerous for any kitties or puppys chilling underbed.

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    Reply 1 year ago

    I agree. Not enough room for my pup under this one but I do like the strength. I tend to err on the side of more support beams than less.


    Reply 1 year ago

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