Queen Bed Frame Plans

This step by step diy woodworking project si about queen bed frame plans. If you want to learn more about building a nice wooden queen bed frame, we recommend you to pay attention to the instructions described in the article. There are many other bed frame plans on our website, so make sure you take a look over the rest of the projects. Take accurate measurements and use professional tools.

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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Queen Bed Frame Plans

Building a queen size bed frame

Building a queen size bed frame

 

Materials

  • A – 2 pieces of 4x4lumber – 15 3/4″ long, 2 pieces – 52″ long LEGS
  • B – 1 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 60 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 80 1/2″ long FRAME
  • C – 2 pieces of 1×10 lumber – 80 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 60 1/2″ long RAILS
  • D – 16 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 60 1/2″ long SLATS
  • E – 7 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 60 1/2″ long HEADBOARD
  • F – 1 piece of 2×4 lumber – 67 1/2″ long, 1 piece of 2×6 lumber – 69 1/2″ long TRIMS

 

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 queen size bed frame

Building the frame of the bed

Building the frame of the bed

 

The first of the woodworking project is to build the frame of the queen bed frame. As you can easily notice in the diagram, we recommend you to cut the legs out of 2×2 lumber. Build the main frame out of 2×4 lumber, as shown in the plans. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the short components and secure them to the legs with 2 1/2″ galvanized screws. Add waterproof glue to enhance the rigidity of the structure. Place a spirit level on top of the frame to check if it is level.

 

Installing the rails

Installing the rails

 

Attach the 1×10 side rails to the exterior of the frame, as shown in the plans. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the components and secure it to the legs with 1 1/4″ screws. Add waterproof glue to the joints, in order to create rigid joints. Place a spirit level on top of the rails to make sure they are perfectly level.

 

Fitting the support slats

Fitting the support slats

 

Fitting the 1×4 slats to the cleats is a straight forward process, as you just need to attach them and make sure there are equally-spaced. Leave 1 1/2″ between the slats and secure them to the cleats with 1 1/4″ galvanized screws.

 

Fitting the headboard slats

Fitting the headboard slats

 

Building the headboard is easy, so make sure you secure the 1×6 lumber between the legs. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the slats, make sure there are no gaps between them, and secure them to the legs with 1 1/4″ screws. Add waterproof glue to the joints in order to create a rigid structure.

 

Attaching the headboard trims

Attaching the headboard trims

 

Attach the 2×4 and 2×6 trims over the top of the headboard, as shown in the image. Drill pilot holes and secure them into place with 2 1/2″ galvanized screws. Apply waterproof glue to the joints, in order to create a rigid structure.

 

Queen bed frame plans

Queen 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 queen bed frame.

 

 

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