Full size floating bed plans

This step by step woodworking project is about full size floating queen size platform bed plans. If you want to enhance the look of your bedroom, you should consider building a floating bed. This project features instructions for building a wooden made queen size bed frame. Follow the building codes and hire a professional contractor if you don’t have the right skills to undertake the project on your own.

We recommend you to invest in the best materials you could afford. Therefore, you should buy quality lumber, such as pine. Always take accurate measurements before adjusting the size of the components at the proper size. Drill pilot holes trough the components before inserting the wood screws, to prevent the wood from splitting.

 

 

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Building a floating bed - full size

Building a floating bed – full size

 

Materials

  • A – 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 44″ long, 4 pieces – 63 1/2″ long, 6 pieces – 12 3/4″ long BASE
  • B – 2 pieces of 2×8 – 56″ long, 2 pieces – 74″ long, 5 pieces – 53″ long, 9 pieces – 11″ long BED FRAME
  • C – 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 38 1/2″x56″ long SURFACE

Tools

Tips

  • Measure the mattress before starting the project

Time

  • One Weekend

 

 

Full size floating bed plans

Building the base frame

Building the base frame

First, assemble the frame for the base. Cut the components from 2×8 lumber. Align the edges with attention. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the 63 1/2″ long beams and insert 2 1/2 “screws into the perpendicular components. Make sure the corners are flush.

Cut blockings from 2×8 lumber. Drill pilot holes through the beams and insert 2 1/2” screws into the blockings.

Base

Base

More details on how to build the base for the floating bed.

Building the bed frame

Building the bed frame

Next, you need to build the top frame for the floating bed, the one that will actually support the mattress. Cut the components from 2×8 lumber. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the 74″ screws and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the 56″ beams.

Afterwards, you need to attach the intermediate supports. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the beams and secure them to the frame with 2 1/2″ screws. Make sure the corners are square and leave no gaps between the components.

Fitting the blockings

Fitting the blockings

Fit 2×8 blockings to the frame, as shown in the diagram. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the blockings and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the beams.

Assembling the frames

Assembling the frames

Attach the base to the top frame, making sure you align all the components with attention. Drill pilot holes through the beams and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the top frame.

Attaching the top panels

Attaching the top panels

Attach the 3/4″ plywood panels to the frame of the bed. Leave no gaps between the sheets and double check if the edges are flush, before securing them into place with 1 5/8″.

Floating bed frame plans

Floating bed frame plans

Smooth the surface thoroughly and make sure the structure is rigid.

Full size floating bed plans

Full size floating bed plans

Smart Tip: Apply a few coats of stain or exterior paint to the components, in order to protect them from decay and water damage. Make sure you choose quality components taht suit your needs and tastes.

 

 

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