Most people, when looking for a new bed for their home, decide to just buy one from the local furniture store. Unless you are a DIY’er like imgur user JoshZastrow , then you just build your own plank style bed.
Taking inspiration from several different examples around the internet; such as here, here, and here; he built a piece of furniture that is not only beautiful, but will last a life time. An extra added benefit for building your own is significant cost savings; the complete build cost him just under $300 dollars!
1 60″ x 80″ using cedar and pine
2Center cedar rail for reinforcement.
3Pine trim outside the frame
4Wood glue prevents squeaking
5Add legs for extra support.
61×4 pine for the slats.
7Scraps create the headboard
8A KREG jig helps attach legs
9Less than $300 to build
10If you want to build your own plank bed you can see the complete process at …I made a plank style bed! If you can borrow a KREG from someone like they used in the build; I highly recommend it. We used one when we built our barn doors and they make joinery a breeze. This Jr. Pocket system is perfect for part-time woodworkers.
- Pocket hole jig system for do-it-yourselfers
- Easy to adjust for materials 1/2-Inch to 1-1/2-Inch
- Solid metal drill guide
- Includes drill and drive bits, depth collar with hex key, 5 sizes of pocket hole screws, clamp pad adapter, case
- Lifetime warranty