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    Building a queen size bed frame

    I made this the other day.
    Store bought stuff is overpriced, basically junk, and most of it is backordered with no in-stock date insight for months to come.
    For less than $150 in material I made something out of solid wood that would probably cost a couple thousand to buy.

    I purposely made the headboard taller than normal for a couple reasons.
    I'm installing LED lighting under the shelf on top, and I wanted the headboard to cover the majority of the wall where the bed is going.

    This will be a perfect rustic addition to our cabin.

    It still needs a few coats of poly.
    Then I need to figure out the logistics of transporting it.
    It's built to come apart like a store bought frame would be, but it's pretty heavy to say the least.
    Brian

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    I'm giving this posting three clapping smiley guys.

    One for DIY, and one for being mad frugal and one for solving the supply chain problem.
    james.c.hendrickson@gmail.com
    202.468.6043

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      #3
      Very nice!

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        #4
        OMG that is amazing.
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          #5
          Looks great !

          I made two sets of bunk beds twin on top, full on bottom for our cabin, using standard lumber like that. Rather than slats and a box spring I did a simple 2x8 frame with plywood bottom and laid a mattress right on top of the plywood.
          Makes for a nice firm bed and I sleep like a baby on them.

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            #6
            Originally posted by Fishindude77 View Post
            Looks great !

            I made two sets of bunk beds twin on top, full on bottom for our cabin, using standard lumber like that. Rather than slats and a box spring I did a simple 2x8 frame with plywood bottom and laid a mattress right on top of the plywood.
            Makes for a nice firm bed and I sleep like a baby on them.
            I considered using a solid sheet of plywood, but the 2x4's were less expensive, and since I have a box spring they will work just fine for support
            Brian

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              #7
              Before we had DD3, DW convinced me to move up to a king size bed -- "you won't get crowded off the bed while I'm co-sleeping with the baby!" she says.... Now the baby gets half of the bed, DW gets most of the remainder, and I still remain with 1ft of space on the far end.

              Anyway, I'm not handy, but we met someone who was & he built the new bed (and side tables) for us with a nearly identical design (not such a tall headboard) with stock lumber. For being very simple & inexpensive, it's pretty nice.

              Are you going to stain yours at all, or keep it the natural color?
              "Praestantia per minutus" ... "Acta non verba"

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                #8
                Originally posted by kork13 View Post
                Before we had DD3, DW convinced me to move up to a king size bed -- "you won't get crowded off the bed while I'm co-sleeping with the baby!" she says.... Now the baby gets half of the bed, DW gets most of the remainder, and I still remain with 1ft of space on the far end.

                Anyway, I'm not handy, but we met someone who was & he built the new bed (and side tables) for us with a nearly identical design (not such a tall headboard) with stock lumber. For being very simple & inexpensive, it's pretty nice.

                Are you going to stain yours at all, or keep it the natural color?
                I'm going to keep it natural wood color and just put a few coats of semi-gloss poly on it.
                It will seal it and bring out some of the character in the wood.

                The room where this is going has a dark floor and a dark wood ceiling, so I think the contrast of the lighter colored bed frame will really look sweet.
                Brian

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by bjl584 View Post

                  I'm going to keep it natural wood color and just put a few coats of semi-gloss poly on it.
                  It will seal it and bring out some of the character in the wood.

                  The room where this is going has a dark floor and a dark wood ceiling, so I think the contrast of the lighter colored bed frame will really look sweet.
                  That is really nice quality and sounds like it's going to look great. Please share a pic when it is all done and placed in the bedroom.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Petunia 100 View Post

                    That is really nice quality and sounds like it's going to look great. Please share a pic when it is all done and placed in the bedroom.
                    I definitely will.
                    I'm planning on taking it to our cabin this weekend, so I'll have some pictures to share early next week.
                    Brian

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                      #11
                      Here's a few pictures of the bed in the room at the cabin.
                      The LED lights are installed and look pretty cool.
                      The dog sure loves the new sleeping arrangements.

                      Brian

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