King platform bed plans

This step by step diy woodworking project is about king platform bed plans. If you want to learn more about building a beautiful king size bed frame made out of wooden boards, we recommend you to pay attention to the instructions described in the article. There are so many designs and plans to choose from when building a platform bed, so make sure you take a look over the related woodworking projects that are featured on our site.

Before starting the actual construction project, we recommend you to plan everything, as to save money and to keep the costs under control. Adjust the size and the design of the platform bed to suit your needs. In addition, we recommend you to invest in high-quality materials, such as pine, redwood or cedar, as they have a nice finish and are highly durable, especially in a humid environment.

If you don’t have a rich expertise in woodworking field, you should ask a friend to give you a hand with the project. There are many things that you could go wrong, so make sure you plan everything and invest in quality materials. Select the lumber with attention, making sure the components are perfectly straight and in a very good condition. Use a carpentry square to check if the corners are right-angled.

 

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King platform bed plans

Building a king size bed

Building a king size bed

 

Materials

  • A – 2 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 35″ long, 1 piece – 78″ long, 1 piece – 75″ long, 1 piece of 2×6 lumber – 75″ long HEADBOARD
  • B – 2 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 75″ long SUPPORTS
  • C – 9 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 20″ long, 8 piece of 1×3 lumber – 20″ long SLATS
  • D – 2 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 13 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 78″ long, 1 piece of 2×6 lumber – 75″ long FOOTBOARD
  • E – 2 pieces of2x8 lumber – 79″ long SIDES
  • F – 2 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 79″ long, 1 piece of 2×6 lumber – 79″ long CLEATS
  • G – 14 piecse of 1×4 lumber – 75″ long SUPPORTS SLATS

Tools

Tips

  • Apply several coats of wood stain to the wooden components
  • Fill the holes with wood filler and smooth the surface

Time

  • One Day

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Building a king platform bed plans

Building the frame of the headboard

Building the frame of the headboard

 

The first step of the woodworking project is to build the headboard for the king platform bed. As you can easily notice in the diagram, we recommend you to build the legs and the horizontal supports out of 2×2 lumber. Use 2×6 lumber for the support beam. Drill pocket holes at top of the legs and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the top support. Make sure the corners are square and add glue to the joints. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the horizontal beam and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the legs, after making sure the edges are flush.

 

Fitting the supports to the headboard

Fitting the supports to the headboard

 

Next, fit the 1×2 supports to the headboard, as described in the diagram. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the supports and secure them to the legs by using 1 1/4″ screws. Place the supports equally-spaced and add glue to the joints. Make sure the corners are square before inserting the screws.

 

Building the headboard panel

Building the headboard panel

 

Use 1×6 and 13 slats to build the panel for the headboard. Drill pilot holes through the back supports and insert 1 1/4″ screws into the slats. In addition drill pocket holes at both ends of the slats and secure them to the frame of the headboard

 

Building the footboard

Building the footboard

 

Build the frame of the footboard out of 2×2 lumber and the panel out of 2×6 lumber. Take accurate measurements and cut the components at the right size by using a circular saw. Drill pocket holes at the top of the legs and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the top support. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the slat and fit it between the legs. Add glue to the joints and make sure the edges are flush.

 

Assembling the frame of the bed

Assembling the frame of the bed

 

Next, assemble the king platform bed by installing the side slats to the structure, as shown in the diagram. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the 2×8 beams and secure them to the legs. Make sure the edges are flush and the corners are square.

 

Fitting the cleats

Fitting the cleats

 

Fit the 1×6 cleats to the interior sides of the bed frame and the 2×6 support to the middle of the frame, as described in the diagram. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the cleats and secure them to the frame using appropriate screws and glue. Place the cleats 3/4″ under the top edge of the side supports.

 

Attaching the support slats

Attaching the support slats

 

Afterwards, fit the 1×4 support slats to the cleats and secure them into place using 1 1/4″ screws. Add glue to the joints and remove the excess with a damp cloth. Make sure you place the supports equally-spaced and check if the corners are square after adding each component into place.

 

King platform bed plans

King platform bed plans

 

Last but not least, we recommend you to take care of the finishing touches. Fill the holes with wood filler and let it to dry out for several hours. Afterwards, smooth the wooden surface with fine-grit sandpaper and vacuum the residues.

Smart Tip: Apply several coats of stain or paint to the wooden components, if you want to protect them from decay and to enhance the look of the king bed frame.

 

 

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