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.
Made from this plan
- 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
- 5 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 8′
- 7 pieces of 2×8 lumber – 6′
- 2 pieces of 2×8 lumber – 8′
- 2 pieces of 3/4′ plywood – 4’x8′
- 2 1/2″ pocket screws
- 1 5/8″ screws
- wood filler , wood glue, stain/paint
- Safety gloves, glasses
- Miter saw, jigsaw
- Chalk line, tape measure, spirit level, carpentry pencil
- Drill machinery and drill bits
- Measure the mattress before starting the project
- One Weekend
Full size floating bed plans
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.
More details on how to build the base for the floating bed.
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.
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.
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.
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″.
Smooth the surface thoroughly and make sure the structure is rigid.
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