Queen size storage bed plans

This step by step diy project is about queen size storage bed frame plans. If you want to build a learn more about building a queen size storage bed with a nice design, pay attention to this project. Follow the instructions and pay attention to the diagrams and build the wooden bed in just one weekend, even if you are a beginner when it comes to woodworking. Take a look over the rest of the project, to learn more about building furniture by yourself.

You should always plan everything from the very beginning, in order to prevent costly mistakes and to save time. Taking into account the basic design, this bed frame can match the style of any home. Mark the cut lines on the slats before making the cuts and use a jigsaw to get the job done. If you are looking for other designs or sizes, you should check out the rest of the bed frame plans.

There are a few tips that you should take into account, if you want to get a professional result. Therefore, take accurate measurements and use professional tool when making the cuts or when drilling pilot holes. Align the components at both ends and add waterproof glue to the joints, if you want to create a rigid structure. Round the exposed edges with sandpaper or by using a good router.

 

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Queen size storage bed plans

Building a storage bed

Building a storage bed

 

Materials

  • A – 2 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 52″ long, 2 pieces – 20 1/2″ long LEGS
  • B – 4 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 60 1/2″ long, 11 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 29″ long PANEL
  • C – 1 piece of 2×4 lumber – 67 1/2″ long, 1 piece of 2×6 lumber – 69 1/2″ long 2xTOP TRIMS
  • D – 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 60 1/2″ long SUPPORTS
  • E – 4 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 60 1/2″ long, 11 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 16 1/2″ long PANEL
  • F – 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 14 3/4″x80 1/2″ long, 4 pieces – 13 1/2″x14 3/4″ long, 1 piece – 15″x80 1/2″ long 2xSTORAGE UNIT
  • G – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 26 1/2″ long, 13 pieces – 80 1/2″ long FRAME
  • H – 2 pieces of 1×10 – 14″ long, 2 pieces – 23 1/4″ long, 1 piece of 1/4″ plywood –  24 3/4 x 14″ long 6xDRAWER
  • H – 6 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 25 1/2 x 13 1/4″ long, 12 pieces of 1×3 – 25 1/2″ long, 12 pieces – 13 1/4″ long 6xFACES

 

Tools

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

 

Tips

  • Use a good miter saw to make the angle cuts
  • Drill pilot holes before inserting the screws

 

Time

  • One Week

 

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How to build a queen size bed with drawers

Building the footboard panel

Building the footboard panel

 

The first step of the woodworking project is to build the footboard panel. Build the vertical components out of 2×6 lumber and the cleats out of 1×6 lumber. Lay the vertical slats on a level surface and attach the cleats. Align the edges with attention and insert 1 1/4″ brad nails. Add glue to the joints and remove the excess with a damp cloth.

 

Assembling the footboard

Assembling the footboard

 

Drill pocket holes at both ends of the cleats and insert 1 1/4″ screws into the legs. Center the panel to the legs and leave no gaps between the components. Make sure the corners are right-angled before inserting the screws.

 

Attaching the trim to the footboard

Attaching the trim to the footboard

 

Fit the 2×4 trim to the footboard, as shown in the diagram. Align the edges, drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2′ screws. Add glue to the joints and remove the excess with a damp cloth.

 

Fitting the top trim

Fitting the top trim

 

Build the top trim out of 2×6 lumber, but adjust the width to 4 1/2″. Center the trim to the footboard and secure it into place using glue and 2 1/2″ screws. Insert the screws after drilling the pilot holes.

 

Building the headboard panel

Building the headboard panel

 

Build the headboard panel in the same manner described above, just make sure you cut the components at the right size. Use 1×6 slats for the cleats and 2×6 slats for the panel vertical components.

 

Assembling the headboard

Assembling the headboard

 

Drill pocket holes at both ends of the horizontal cleats and insert 1 1/4″ screws into the legs. Add glue to the joints and make sure the corners are right-angled. After assembling the headboard, you need to attach the 2×4 supports to the bottom of the headboard. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the supports and secure them into place using 2 1/2″ screws.

Smart Tip: Leave no gaps between the components.

 

Fitting the trims to the headboard

Fitting the trims to the headboard

 

Next, fit the 2×4 and 2×6 trims to the top of the headboard. Center the trims into place. Drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock everything together tightly.

 

Building the storage units

Building the storage units

 

Building the storage units is a straight forward process, as you need to build the components out of 3/4″ plywood. Smooth the edges with fine-grit sandpaper and dill pocket holes at both ends of the vertical partitions. Align the edges with attention and join the components together by inserting 1 1/4″ screws.

Smart Tip: Add glue to the joints and remove the excess with a damp cloth.

 

Attaching the back

Attaching the back

 

Build the back of the storage units out of 3/4″ plywood. Set the component to the frame and secure it into place using 1 1/4″ screws, after drilling pilot holes. Align the edges with great care and leave no gaps between the components.

 

Fitting the storage units

Fitting the storage units

 

Fit the storage units to the bed frame. Fit the plywood boxes between the headboard and the footboard and lock them into place with 2 1/2″ galvanized screws. Use a spirit level to check if the boxes are horizontal. Drill pilot holes before inserting the screws, to prevent the wood from splitting. In addition, use a carpentry square to check if the corners are right-angled.

 

Building the middle frame

Building the middle frame

 

Continue the project by assembling the middle frame. Build the components out of 2×4 lumber. Drill pilot holes through the side components and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the middle supports. Make sure the corners are square, the edges flush and the supports equally-spaced.

 

Fitting the middle frame

Fitting the middle frame

 

Fit the frame to the bed frame and place it 3/4″ under the top edges of the side storage units. Drill pilot holes through the side components of the middle frame and insert 2″ screws into the back of the storage units.

 

Fitting the middle plywood support

Fitting the middle plywood support

 

Next, attach the 3/4″ plywood sheet to the middle frame, as described in the diagram. Drill pilot holes and secure the component to the underneath frame using 1 1/4″ screws.

 

Building the drawers

Building the drawers

 

Build the drawers for the queen size storage bed using 1×10 lumber. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the side components and insert 1 1/4″ screws into the perpendicular components. Make sure the corners are right-angled and add glue to the joints.

 

Attaching the bottom to the drawers

Attaching the bottom to the drawers

 

Build the bottom of the drawer out of 1/4″ plywood. Align the edges with great care and secure the component into place using 1 1/4″ brad nails. Leave no gaps between the components and add glue to enhance the bond.

 

Attaching the face of the drawer

Attaching the face of the drawer

 

Build the front face of the drawer out of 3/4″ plywood. Attach the component to the drawer and insert 1 1/4″ screws from the inside. Add glue to the joints and drill pilot holes to prevent the wood from splitting.

 

Fitting the drawer trims

Fitting the drawer trims

 

Fit 1×3 trims (1/4″ thick) to the face of the drawers, in order to enhance their look. Add glue to the joints and remove the excess with a damp cloth. Fit the drawers to the openings by using slides. Fit the handles to the face of the drawers.

 

Bed with drawers plans

Bed with drawers plans

 

This farmhouse queen size storage bed frame will add value to any room and help you organize everything easily. Make sure you select a color that blends in nicely with the rest of the items in the room, otherwise the end result won’t raise up to your expectations.

 

Queen size storage bed plans

Queen size storage bed plans

 

Last but not least, we recommend you to take care of the finishing touches. In order to get a professional result, fill the holes and the gaps with wood filler and let it dry out for a few hours.  Check if there are protruding screws and fix this issue, if necessary.

Smart tip: Apply a few coats of stain or exterior paint to the components, in order to protect them from decay and water damage. Check out the rest of the indoor furniture plans featured on our website.

 

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