Sep
03
2011
Project Image

Isn't she handsome?  Those lines...she is what one might call a modern antique.  The Ann Marie collection is just a little bit Parisian and a little bit Deco and a whole lot of Chic!  Masculine and feminine at the same time she is the best kind of compromise in the bedroom.  If you know what I mean..(ahem)!

She would be fabulous in so many colors... You will find her surprisingly easy to build...and perhaps one of the most budget friendly beds to be had without sacrificing style in any way shape or form. She will fit any standard Queen Sized mattress and box springs. You can either use a box spring or not, it is your decision. A box spring will make this appear higher and a bit more regal and the drawings shown use both.

Estimated Cost

$75-$100

Tools
  • Tape Measure
  • Square
  • Sander - or a Sanding Block.
  • Saw - to cut your pieces to size.
  • Jig Saw - to create the arc (you can also cut out a rectangular shape if you prefer and avoid the Jig Saw)
  • Drill
  • Pneumatic Nailer (Nail Gun) or Finish Nail Set and Hammer.
Lumber
  • 2 - Sheet of 3/4" MDF at 4' x 8'
  • 9 - 1x2 at 10'
  • 1 - 1x3 at 12' or 2 - @ 6' whichever works best for you.
  • 2 - 1x10 at 8'
Materials
  • 2" Coarse Thread Screws (or drywall screws)
  • 1 1/4" Finish Nails
  • Wood Glue
  • Wood Filler
  • Sandpaper
  • Spackle
  • Finishing Supplies
Cut List
  • 1 - 3/4" MDF at 61 x 48" (Head Board)
  • 2 - 3/4" MDF at 48 x 15" (Upper Side Panels)
  • 1 - 3/4" MDF at 61 x 35 1/4" (Foot Board)
  • 2 - 3/4" MDF at 35 1/4 x 15" (Lower Side Panels)
  • 2 - 1x10 at 81" (Side Rails)
  • 2 - 1x3 at 64" (Top Trim for Head and Foot Board)
  • 4 - 1x3 at 8" (Side Rail Supports)
  • 2 - 1x2 at 81" (Cleats)
  • 4 - 1x2 at 8" (Lower Trim Interior)
  • 2 - 1x2 at 30 3/4" (Upper Trim Upper Interior)
  • 2 - 1x2 at 18" (Lower Trim Lower Interior)
  • 4 - 1x2 at 48" (Upper Side Panel Trim and Outer Headboard Trim)
  • 4 - 1x2 at 35 1/4" (Lower Side Panel Trim and Outer Foot Board Trim)
  • 2 - 1x2 at 26 1/4" (Upper Side Panel Trim)
  • 2 - 1x2 at 17 1/4" (Lower Side Panel Trim)
  • 4 - 1x2 at 12" (Upper and Lower Side Panel Trim)
  • 1 - 1x2 at 58" (Interior Headboard Trim)
  • 4 - 1x2 at 61" (Outside Headboard and Foot board Trim)
Instructions

Before beginning to build, always check in on my site to make sure you have the most up to date set of plans, I occasionally update and change the plans to make the building process easier or to allow for less expensive purchasing of materials! Read through the entire set of instructions and all comments before beginning this project. If you print out or save plans, be sure to check in on my site to be sure you have the most up to date set of plans, as I occasionally update things for ease of building or buying. If you are new to building, read through the GETTING STARTED section and other articles found under the BUILD tab in the menu on my site, it has valuable information about how to get started, tools and techniques. If you are unfamiliar with the finishing process, visit my Finishing school for some tips and tricks for painting like a pro and for special finishing practices. Use glue to secure your joints and Consider Painting or Staining individual sections prior to assembling. This makes the paint application virtually flawless. Coat with a spray on Poly or Wipe on Poly to protect your finish and your piece and it will last for ages. Adhere to all safety standards and guidelines, and be sure you follow safety protocol throughout your build. If you are unsure about whether you are building safely, run a quick online search for the tool or technique you are using, or contact me via email or post to the forum before you move ahead. My contact info can be found in the menu of my site.

Step 1
Step 1

Begin by cutting the headboard to size. I chose a 48" height for the comfort of it as well as for ease of cutting since MDF is sold in 4'x8' Sheets (approx). This allows for creating your headbaord with one cut.

Step 2
Step 2

Cut your side panels to size and create your arc. Work within the measurements diagrammed below to allow for trim later, otherwise the slope of the shape is entirely up to you. Draw and cut out your shape on one panel and use it as a template for the other panel. Attach to the Headboard using 2" Screws and Glue. Side panels should be flush with the back side of the headboard.

Step 3
Step 3

Cut the Foot Board and Side Panels to size and cut out your arcs. Keep within the measurements outlined below, otherwise the slope or shape of your arc is up to you. Attach the Side Panels to the Foot Board using 2" Screws and Glue.

Step 4
Step 4

Working from the bottom to the top, attach the 8" Lower Trim to the Headboard and Foot board as shown shown below,then attach the 1x3 Supports to the Side Panels, then the Side Rails to the Side Panels and the Upper Trim to the Head and Foot Board, in that order so that everything fits precisely. Fasten the Cleat to the Side Rails. The Upper and Lower Trim should snuggle and support the side rails in addition to being decorative (at least for the upper trim).

Step 5
Step 5

Lay out your 1x3 Slats every 4" or so and screw into place.

Step 6
Step 6

Trim out your bed as shown below. You will use 1x2 for the majority of your trim and 1x3's at the top of both the Head Board and Foot Board when you are finished trimming out the rest of the bed. You can also get creative and add appliques, additional molding or embellishments as desired. Get creative and use a bold color. Remember bold doesn't HAVE to mean bright and obnoxious, but it certainly could... Use 1 1/4" Finish Nails for the Trim.

Finishing Instructions

Fill any Screw, Nail or Pocket Holes, Sand and Finish as Desired. For Finishing Tips and Tricks visit my Finishing School

Disclaimer

**Disclaimer: Some rights reserved. Private use only. Feel Free to link to any of my plans so long as you provide an adequate link back to the appropriate post! Plans from this page are not to be used for commercial purposes or republished without the express written consent of Rayan Turner, The Design Confidential I hope to provide accurate plans, however, I cannot guarantee each plan for accuracy. Not every plan that I post has been built and tested, so you are building at your own risk. It is recommended that you have a clear understanding of how the project works before beginning any project. Please contact me if you find an error or inaccuracy so that I might fix it.

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