A bed is one of the most basic and essential pieces of furniture. Having a bed frame to elevate a mattress is one of the easiest ways to make a bedroom look more put together.
Having a beautiful bed makes it look even better!
You can always buy a bed, of course, but making a bed could be cheaper and gives you the ability to design exactly what you want.
If you enjoy woodworking, you might be planning to build your own furniture this year.
Our favorite way to build furniture is using pocket hole screws and our Kreg Jig pocket hole jig. This tool makes it so easy to build sturdy, beautiful furniture!
To build a bed from scratch might sound like a huge DIY project. But, it doesn’t have to be! It is actually possible to use some of these DIY bed plans to build a frame for a bed quickly and for not much money.
If you want to make a really simple, inexpensive bed, I will point you to our DIY platform bed. You can make it in one day, and you only need a mattress- no box springs. It can easily be adjusted to be a queen size, king size, or twin bed size.
We thought it would be fun to round up a ton of ideas for beds that you can make with a kreg jig.
Some of these projects are by us and some are by our blogger friends. They all include step by step tutorials. Some also include how to video demonstrations and even free woodworking plans!
I hope that these project ideas inspire you!
Check out this tutorial if you just want to add a headboard to an existing bed frame.
What are the standard bed sizes?
|SIZES||DIMENSIONS (IN)||DIMENSIONS (CM)|
|Crib||27” X 52”||68.5cm X 132cm|
|Twin||39” X 75”||96.5cm X 190.5cm|
|Twin XL||39” X 80”||96.5cm X 203.5cm|
|Full||54” X 75”||134.5cm X 190.5cm|
|Queen||60” X 80”||152.5cm X 203.5cm|
|King||76” X 80”||193cm X 203.5cm|
|Cal King||72” X 84”||183cm X 213.5cm|
How high should my bed be?
Ideally, when you sit on your bed, your knees will align with your hips. However, it can be hard to do this if you have two people of very different heights sharing one bed. The average bed is between 16 and 25 inches high.
What are the types of beds?
- Platform bed
- Floating bed
- Four poster bed
- Bunk bed
- Upholstered bed
- Day bed
- Sleigh bed
- Canopy bed
- Murphy bed
- Trundle bed
- Bed frames with storage
What type of finish should I use on my bed?
The type of finish that you use will depend on the decor style in your room. You might want to use a wood stain, or you might want to paint the bed. Even if you go for a raw, reclaimed wood look, finish the whole thing with a sealant such as polyurethane to help it last and look good for years to come.
Have you made a bed before?
Hello, I’m Morgan, half of the creative force behind CharlestonCrafted.com! With a passion for DIY that dates back to 2012, I’ve transformed three homes and now I’m dedicated to helping others craft their dream spaces. Let’s turn your house into a home together!