How to make DIY Platform Wood Bed Frames

How to make DIY Platform Wood Bed Frames with bookcase

Platform wood bed frames are easy way to refurbish your bedroom, getting rid of the annoying squeaks that accompany metal spring bed and allowing you to achieve the perfect night’s rest. Making your own platform wood bed frames are not only economical, but also allows you to add a personal touch whether you want a modern look or use an antique door to add vintage flair. Don’t forget to consider the size of the bed before buying and cutting your materials, since your comfort is your ultimate goal and the size of the frame also determines the size of other bedroom décor items.

Consider the measurement of cut lumber yard; Twin size mattress; one 4×8 foot sheet of particle board cut to 40×76 inches. Full size mattress; two sheets of particle board cut to 38×55 inches, Queen Size mattress (two sheets of particle board cut to 40 ½ x 61 inches), King size mattress; two sheets of particle board cut to 40 ½ x 77 inches. Attach them from the underside with straight metal straps, if joining two pieces of particle board together for a full size or larger bed. One half will form the top of the platform and one half the bottom portions. Sand any rough edges on your lumber before building the base frame. Build the base frame for your platform bed.

Attach the remaining long boards at 1/3 intervals inside the frame. Measure the distance between each section and cut the remaining short boards into six pieces to attach at staggered intervals as shown in the drawing. This creates a strong base that will not warp or twist. Lay the particle board platform top-side down and center the base frame on the underside. Attach the base to the platform using the metal L-brackets, two on each side. Flip the bed over and attach the 1-by-4s around the edge of the particle board platform with wood screws, leaving a one-inch lip above the particle board. Stain or paint your platform bed frame as desired.

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