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This plan is inspired by the Viva Terra Vintage Fir Platform Bed and is so easy to build. If you are afraid to give building a try, this is a project you can handle, it is just so simple. I have had such a wonderful response from this plan, that I will be providing it in different bed sizes throughout the week. Stay tuned...

Estimated Cost


  • Tape Measure
  • Square
  • Sander
  • Saw
  • Drill
  • Kreg Jig
  • 5 - 2x8 at 8'
  • 2 - 2x8 at 6'
  • 15 - 2x4 at 8'
  • 9 - 1x3 at 6'
  • 2 - 1x3 at 8' 
  • Kreg Owners: 2 1/2" pocket hole screws
  • 4" Screws
  • 3" Screws
  • 2 1/2" Screws
  • 2" Screws
  • Wood Glue
  • Wood Filler or a Paintable Silicone if you prefer
  • Sandpaper
  • Finishing Supplies
Cut List
  • 2 - 2x8 at 80 3/4" (Sides of Base Frame)
  • 2 - 2x8 at 66" (Head and Foot of Base Frame)
  • 2 - 2x8 at 80 1/2" (Sides of Perimeter)
  • 1 - 2x8 at 76" (Foot Perimeter)
  • 9 - 1x3 at 63" (Slats)
  • 2 - 1x3 at 80 3/4" (Cleats)
  • 1 - 2x4 at 80 3/4" (Center Joist)
  • 12 - 2x4 at 76" (Headboard)
  • 4 - 2x4 at 41 1/2" (Back Brace's)

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

Build the Base Frame: Use 3" Screws and Wood Glue or your Kreg Jig set for 1 1/2" stock and your 2 1/2" pocket hole screws to fasten the frame together. Attach the Cleats and Center Joist 1 1/2" from the top of the Frame edge and use 2" Screws and Glue. The Slats should be spaced about 4-6" apart, screw down using 1 1/4" Screws.

Step 2
Step 2

Attach the Bordering Platform: Use 4" Screws and Wood Glue. Leave a 5" overhang on the sides and foot of the bed. The Side Platform Boards should be flush with the head of the beds frame.

Step 3
Step 3

Create the Headboard: Use 12 - 2x4's and attach them using 4 - 2x4's on the back side. Use 2 1/2" Screws and Wood Glue.

Step 4
Step 4

Attach the Headboard to the Frame and Platform Boards. **Use 4" Screws to attach the Headboard to the Frame AT the frame sides, so that the screws go through the head of the frame and into the side boards. ** Everywhere else you attach the headboard along the top of the frame, use 2 1/2" Screws. This headboard will be top heavy, so it should sit against a wall for extra support.

Finishing Instructions

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


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