This step by step diy woodworking project is about storage twin bed plans. If you want to learn more about building a nice storage bed, we recommend you to pay attention to the instructions described in the article. Work with good judgement and don’t forget to take a look over the rest of the related projects, as there are many other plans to choose from when building a bed.
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 end table 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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Storage Twin Bed Plans
- A – 4 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 15″x15″ long, 4 pieces – 15″x59 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 12 3/4″x15″ long STORAGE UNITS
- B – 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 15″x61″ long, 1 piece – 15″x40 1/2 long BACKS
- C – 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 61″ long, 13 pieces – 7″ long FRAME
- D – 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 61″x8 1/2 long SUPPORTS
- E – 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 14 1/4″x15 long, 2 pieces – 39″x14 1/4″ long, 1 piece – 12 3/4″x14 1/4″ long FOOT STORAGE
- F – 4 pieces of 1×2 lumber – 61″ long, 2 pieces – 40 1/2″ long, 9 pieces – 12″ long TRIMS
- 3 pieces of 3/4″ plywood
- 1 piece of 1/4″ plywood
- 3 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 8′
- 7 pieces of 1×2 lumber
- 1 1/4″ pocket screws
- 1 1/4″ brad nails
- 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
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Building a storage bed
The first step of the project is to build the side storage units. As you can easily notice in the plans, we recommend you to cut the 3/4″ plywood components at the right size. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the top and bottom components, as well as at both ends of the partition. Make sure the corners are right-angled and insert 1 1/4″ screws to create a rigid structure. Add waterproof glue to the joints and align everything with great care.
Attach the 1/4″ plywood piece to the back of the storage unit, as shown in the plans. Align the sheet at both ends, check if the corners are square and secure it into place with 1 1/4″ galvanized screws.
Attach the 1×2 trims to the faces of the side storage units. Align the components with attention and secure them into place with finishing nails. Make sure you drill pocket holes at both ends of the vertical trims, in order to lock them together tightly. Leave no gaps between the trims, in order to get a professional result.
Lock the two sides of the store bed together by making a simple frame out of 1×4 slats. Lock the components together and attach it to the storage units with galvanized screws. Leave no gaps between the components and make sure the joint are rigid. Place the frame 3/4” under the top edges of the storage units.
Attach a piece of 3/4″ plywood to the frame and lock it into place with galvanized screws, in order to create a level surface.
Building the foot storage unit is the next step of the project. Pay attention to the diagram before locking the components together, otherwise the parts might not fit together properly.
Attach the 1/4″ plywood back to the frame, as described in the image. Work with attention and align everything with great care.
Next, fit the 1×2 trims to the exterior of the storage unit. Align everything and secure the trims into place with galvanized screws.
Drive several screws through the back of the foot storage unit into the bed frame. Make sure the components are aligned one with another before inserting the screws.
Last but not least, you need to attach the top shelf into place. Drill pocket holes at the top of the legs and insert 1 1/4″ screws into the shelf. 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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