Twin Bed Plans

This step by step diy woodworking project is about twin bed plans. If you want to learn more about building a twin bed, we suggest you to pay attention to the instructions describe din the article. Always adjust the size of the bed frame to fit the size of the mattress you want to buy. Take a look over the rest of the bed frame plans, as there are many other projects to choose from.

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 armoire 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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Twin Bed Plans

Building a twin bed

Building a twin bed

 

Materials

  • A – 2 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 50″ long, 1 piece – 47 1/2″ long HEADBOARD
  • B – 1 piece 3/4″ plywood – 34″x38 1/2 long BOARD
  • C – 2 pieces of 1×8 lumber – 75 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 38 1/2″ long FRAME
  • D – 2 pieces of 1×2 lumber – 75 1/2″ long CLEATS
  • E – 13 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 40″ 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 twin bed

Building the headboard

Building the headboard

 

Building the headboard is a straight forward process, but you need to pay attention to the following instructions. Cut the 4×4 components at the right size and smooth the edges with sandpaper. Drill pocket holes at the top of the vertical supports and secure them to the top. Make sure the corners are square and add waterproof glue to the joints. Drill pocket holes along the edges of the piece of 3/4″ plywood and secure it to the side legs, using 1 1/4′ screws.

 

Building the bed frame

Building the bed frame

 

Drill pocket holes at both ends of the 1×8 components and secure them to the legs with 1 1/4″ screws. Add waterproof glue to the joints and align everything with attention.

 

Fitting the side components

Fitting the side components

 

Pay attention to the instructions described in the diagram, as to build a win bed with a professional appearance. Use a carpentry square to check if the corners are right-angled.

 

Fitting the cleats

Fitting the cleats

 

Fit the 1×2 cleats to the interior sides of the bed frame and secure them to the wooden components by using 1 1/4″ screws. Add waterproof glue to the joint sin order to create rigid joints. Place a spirit level on the cleats to make cure they are horizontal.

 

Fitting the support slats

Fitting the support slats

 

One of the last steps of the woodworking project is to attach the 1×4 support slats over the cleats. Place the slats equally-spaced and secure them to the cleats with galvanized screws.

 

Twin bed plans

Twin 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. If you want to secure the armoire to a wall, we recommend you to drill pilot holes through the back and to secure it to a studs with several 2 1/2″ screws.

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 twin bed.

 

 

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