King Size Bed Frame Plans

This step by step diy woodworking project is about king size bed frame plans. If you want to learn more about building a king size bed frame, we recommend you to pay attention to the instructions described in the article. There are many plans and designs to choose from, so make sure you take a look over the rest of the woodworking projects described in the article.

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 bed frame 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 Size Bed Frame Plans

Building a king size bed frame

Building a king size bed frame

 

Materials

  • A – 2 pieces of 1×10 lumber – 78″ long, 2 pieces – 83″ long FRAME
  • B – 5 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 7″ long LEGS
  • C – 4 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 83″ long CLEATS
  • D – 16 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 76 1/2″ long SLATS

 

Tools

  • Safety gloves, glasses
  • Miter saw, jigsaw
  • Chalk line, tape measure, spirit level, carpentry pencil
  • Drill machinery and drill bits

 

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 size bed frame

Building the bed frame

Building the bed frame

 

The first step of the woodworking project is to build the frame of the bed. As you can easily notice in the plans, we recommend you to build the frame out of 1×10 lumber. Cut the components at the right size and make sure the corners are square before inserting the screws. Drill three pocket holes at both ends of the side slats and insert 1 1/4″ screws into the perpendicular components. Add glue to enhance the strength of the joints. Make sure the edges are flush.

 

Fitting the slats

Fitting the slats

 

Continue the woodworking project by fitting the 2×4 cleats to the bed frame, as shown in the diagram. Align the side cleats at both ends and secure them into place with 2″ screws. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the middle cleat and secure it to the frame with 2 1/2″ screws.

 

Fitting the legs

Fitting the legs

 

Cut several pieces of 2×4 lumber at 7″ and secure them to the corners for the frame with galvanized screws. In order to support the weight of the bed in a professional manner, we recommend you to fit another legs to the middle cleat, as shown in the plans. Work with attention and take accurate measurements before inserting the screws, to get the job done properly.

 

Fitting the support slats

Fitting the support slats

 

Place the 1×4 slats over the cleats, making sure they are placed equally-spaced. Drill pocket holes through the slats and secure them into place with 1 1/4″ screws. Make sure the surface is perfectly plane, otherwise the mattress won’t fit into place properly.

 

King size bed frame plans

King size bed frame 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 bed frame.

 

 

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