This step by step diy woodworking project is about queen platform bed plans. If you want to learn more about building a beautiful queen 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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Queen platform bed plans
- A – 2 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 35″ long, 1 piece – 62″ long, 1 piece – 59″ long, 1 piece of 2×6 lumber – 59″ long HEADBOARD
- B – 2 pieces of 1×6 lumber (4″ wide) – 59″ long, 1 piece of 1×6 lumber – 59″ long, 3 pieces of 1×2 lumber – 20″ long SLATS
- C – 2 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 13 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 62″ long, 1 piece of 2×6 lumber – 59″ long FOOTBOARD
- D – 2 pieces of2x8 lumber – 79″ long SIDES
- E – 2 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 79″ long, 1 piece of 2×6 lumber – 79″ long CLEATS
- F – 14 piecse of 1×4 lumber – 59″ long SUPPORTS SLATS
- Safety gloves, glasses
- Miter saw, jigsaw
- Chalk line, tape measure, spirit level, carpentry pencil
- Drill machinery and drill bits
- Apply several coats of wood stain to the wooden components
- Fill the holes with wood filler and smooth the surface
- One Day
Building a queen platform bed
The first step of the woodworking project is to build the frame of the headboard. As you can easily notice in the diagram, we recommend you to Build the legs and the horizontal supports out of 2×2 lumber. Smooth the edges and remove the residues with a damp cloth. Drill pocket holes at the top of the legs and insert 1 1/4″ screws into the top support. Add glue to the joints and make sure the corners are square. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the bottom components (including the 2×6 beam) and secure them to the legs using 2 1/2″ screws.
Next, fit 1×2 supports to the headboard. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the supports and secure them to the frame by using 1 1/4″ screws and glue. Place the supports equally-spaced and check if the corners are square.
Next, attach the 1×6 slats to the headboard making sure you space them appropriately. As you can easily notice in the diagram, we recommend you to adjust the width of the top and bottom slats at 4″, before securing them to the supports. Smooth the edges with fine-grit sandpaper and drill pocket holes at both ends. Fit the slats to the frame and secure them into place using 1 1/4″ screws. Add glue to the joints and remove the excess with a damp cloth.
Build the footboard for queen platform bed out of 2×2 lumber. Drill pocket holes at the top of the legs and secure them to the top support by using 1 1/4″ screws and glue. Make sure the corners are square and the edges flush, before inserting the 2 1/2″ screws. Cut the 2×6 slat at the right size and drill pocket holes along the sides and the top edge. Fit the slat to the frame and secure it into place using 2 1/2″ screws and glue.
Continue the project by fitting the 2×8 supports to the sides of the bed frame. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the beams, align the top edges with attention and insert 2 1/2″ screws to create rigid joints. Add glue to the joints and remove the excess with a damp cloth.
One of the last steps of the project is to 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.
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.
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.
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