2×4 Queen Size Bed Plans

This step by step diy article is about 2×4 queen size bed plans. If you want to build your own bed frame and get away with a low bill, make sure you check out my latest design. I have been creating furniture plans for more than 8 years so I have used all my experience to make this super simple design. This farmhouse style bed frame is built mainly from 2x4s  and it will be really sturdy.

Always aligned the components before locking them together with screws. In addition, we recommend you to pre-drill the lumber, otherwise the wood might easily split. Add glue to the joints, if you want to enhance their bond. Smooth the cut edges with fine grit sandpaper and remove the residues using a vacuum cleaner. Make sure you take a look over the related plans to get an idea about what you can build for your home.

 

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2×4 Queen Size Bed Plans

Building a 2x4 queen size bed frame

Building a 2×4 queen size bed frame

 

Materials

  • A – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 33″ long, 2 pieces – 61″ long, 11 pieces – 17 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 70″ long HEADBOARD
  • B – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 33″ long, 2 pieces – 61″ long, 11 pieces – 6″ long, 1 piece – 70″ long FOOTBOARD
  • C – 2 piece of 2×4 lumber – 81” long SUPPORT SLATS
  • D – 3 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 81″ long, 1 piece – 8″ long CLEATS
  • E – 15 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 61” long SLATS

Tools

Tips

  • Pre-drill holes in the wooden components, before driving in the screws
  • Smooth the exposed edges, by using a router with a 1/4” bit

Time

  • One day

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Building a 2×4 queen size bed

Building the headboard frame

Building the headboard frame

First of all, you need to assemble the headboard. Therefore, start by assembling the frame from 2x4s. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the horizontal supports and insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock everything together tightly. Align the edges flush and make sure the corners are square.

Fitting the panel slats to the headboard

Fitting the panel slats to the headboard

Next, fit the 2×4 slats to the panel. Cut a wood block at 1 7/8″ and fit it between the slats to create even gaps. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the slats and insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock everything together tightly.

Fitting the top slat to the headboard

Fitting the top slat to the headboard

Fit a decorative 2×4 to the top of the headboard, as shown in the diagram. Center the slat into place, so it has 1″ overhangs on all sides and lock it into place with 2 1/2″ screws, after drilling pilot holes.

Assembling the footboard - 2x4 Queen size bed

Assembling the footboard – 2×4 Queen size bed

Next, you need to assemble the frame for the footboard, in the same manner described above. Work on a level surface and leave no gaps between the components so you get a professional result.

Fitting the panel slats to the footboard

Fitting the panel slats to the footboard

Fit the slats to the footboard panel.

Fitting the top slats to the footrest

Fitting the top slats to the footrest

Attach the top slat to the footboard, as show in the plans.

Assembling the bec frame - 2x4 queen size plans

Assembling the bec frame – 2×4 queen size plans

Once you have the footboard and the headboard assembled, you need to join them together. Use 2x4s or even 2x6s for the side supports. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the slats and use 2 1/2″ screws to lock them into place tightly. Make sure the corners are square.

Fitting the cleats

Fitting the cleats

Next, attach the 2×4 cleats to the bed frame. Drill pocket holes as shown in the plans and then secure them to the bed frame with 2 1/2″ screws.

Fitting the middle leg

Fitting the middle leg

Fit the 2×4 support to the middle cleat. Use 2 1/2″ screws to lock them into place tightly.

Fitting the support slats

Fitting the support slats

The the 1×4 or 2×4 slats to the bed frame, leaving 2″ between them. Use 1 5/8″ screws to secure the slats to the cleats.

How to build a queen size bed frame from 2x4s

How to build a queen size bed frame from 2x4s

Last but not least, you need to take care of the finishing touches. Fill the holes with wood putty and then smooth the surface with 120-220 grit sandpaper. Apply a few coats of paint to enhance the look of the wood.

2x4 Queen size bed plans

2×4 Queen size bed plans

If you want a smaller version of these plans take a look over them HERE. In addition, make sure you check out all my indoor plans HERE.

Smart Tip: Clean the residues with a dry cloth, before staining the platform loft bed with the appropriate products for your tastes and needs. Afterwards, install the mattress and take a nap.

 

 

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