Floating queen size platform bed plans

This step by step woodworking project is about floating queen size platform bed plans. If you want to enhance the look of your bedroom, you should consider building a floating bed. This project features instructions for building a wooden made queen size bed frame. Follow the building codes and hire a professional contractor if you don’t have the right skills to undertake the project on your own.

We recommend you to invest in the best materials you could afford. Therefore, you should buy quality lumber, such as pine. Always take accurate measurements before adjusting the size of the components at the proper size. Drill pilot holes trough the components before inserting the wood screws, to prevent the wood from splitting.

 

Made from this plan

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Building a floting platform bed

Building a floting platform bed

 

Materials

  • A – 2 pieces of 2×8 lumber – 50″ long, 4 pieces – 67″ long, 8 pieces – 14 3/4″ long BASE
  • B – 2 pieces of 2×8 – 79″ long, 2 pieces – 62″ long, 5 pieces – 59″ long, 9 pieces – 12″ long BED FRAME
  • C – 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x72″ long SURFACE

 

Tools

 

Tips

  • Measure the mattress before starting the project

 

Time

  • One Weekend

 

 

Floating queen size platform bed plans

Building the base frame

Building the base frame

The first step of the project is to assemble the frame for the base. Cut the components from 2×8 lumber. Align the edges with attention. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the 67″ long beams and insert 2 1/2 “screws into the perpendicular components. Make sure the corners are flush.

Fitting the blockings to the base frame

Fitting the blockings to the base frame

Cut blockings from 2×8 lumber. Drill pilot holes through the beams and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the blockings.

Assembling the top frame

Assembling the top frame

Next, you need to build the top frame for the floating bed, the one that will actually support the mattress. Cut the components from 2×8 lumber. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the 79″ screws and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the 62″ beams.

Afterwards, you need to attach the intermediate supports. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the beams and secure them to the frame with 2 1/2″ screws. Make sure the corners are square and leave no gaps between the components.

Fitting the blockings to the top frame

Fitting the blockings to the top frame

Fit 2×8 blockings to the frame, as shown in the diagram. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the blockings and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the beams.

Assembling the frames

Assembling the frames

Attach the base to the top frame, making sure you align all the components with attention. Drill pilot holes through the beams and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the top frame.

Attaching the plywood panels

Attaching the plywood panels

Attach the 3/4″ plywood panels to the frame of the bed. Leave no gaps between the sheets and double check if the edges are flush, before securing them into place with 1 5/8″.

DIY Floating bed frame

DIY Floating bed frame

Smooth the surface thoroughly and make sure the structure is rigid.

Floating Queen Size Platform Bed Plans

Floating Queen Size Platform Bed Plans

Smart Tip: Apply a few coats of stain or exterior paint to the components, in order to protect them from decay and water damage. Make sure you choose quality components taht suit your needs and tastes.

 

 

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