DIY Plank Style Bed

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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

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2Center cedar rail for reinforcement.

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3Pine trim outside the frame

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4Wood glue prevents squeaking

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5Add legs for extra support.

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61×4 pine for the slats.

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7Scraps create the headboard

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8A KREG jig helps attach legs

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9Less than $300 to build

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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.

Kreg R3 Jr. Pocket Hole Jig System

  • 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