Want to build a bed from scratch? Here are some of the best DIY bed plans to inspire your next furniture build!
A bed is a super important part of the bedroom. I mean bed-room! It’s an essential piece of furniture. However, beds can be really expensive to purchase. If you are looking for a custom bed on a budget, how about building your own!
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.
I have rounded up some of the best free DIY woodworking bed frame plans online. Many of these have downloadable PDFs. They work for sizes twin, double, queen, and king beds.
These ideas will help you to build the perfect bed frame for your room. There are some plans that are specifically for kid’s beds and some that could work for adults – or anyone!
Most of these are wood beds, but there are some fabric upholstered beds. 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.
What other questions do you have about building a DIY bed?
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