This bed is so simple to construct, you will be done in no time! It’s also extremely easy on the budget…I see no reason why this couldn’t be add to an amazing seating area outdoors as well! If you use outdoor fabric on your pillows or a mattress cover, you will be in business!
- Tape Measure
- 7 – 2×3 at 8′
- 1 – 2×2 at 6′
- 3 – 1×3 at 10′
- 1 – 1×3 at 8′
- 2 – 1×2 at 8′
- 3″ Screws
- 2 1/2″ Screws
- 2″ Screws
- Wood Glue **if you would like this to be taken apart at any point, do not use glue.
- Wood Filler or Paintable Silicone Sealant if being used outside and painted.
- Finishing Supplies or Sealant for outdoor use.
- 5 – 2×3 at 25 1/2″ (Legs)
- 2 – 2×3 at 75 1/2″ (Front and Back Rails)
- 4 – 2×3 at 34 1/2″ (Stretchers)
- 2 – 1×2 at 75 1/2″ (Cleats)
- 2 – 1×3 at 39″ (End Aprons)
- 9 – 1×3 at 36″ (Supports)
- 1 – 2×3 at 72″ (Front Apron)
- 2 – 2×3 at 37 1/4″ (Back Apron)
- 2 – 2×3 at 40 1/2″ (Arm Rest)
- 2 – 2×2 at 38 1/2″ (Back Rest)
Notes: If you are making this for outdoor use, purchase wood that holds up well to weather and moisture. This might include Cedar, Redwood, and Teak , but I would ask your local lumber supply for appropriate wood species for your area and climate. You should Finish and Seal all boards prior to assembling if this is for outdoor use. This will keep it water tight and protected. You can likely get away with using a different wood if you finish and seal all pieces really well. **Always Pre-Drill and Counter Sink for the most professional appearance. Check for Square after every step.
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Attach the Rails to the Legs: Use 2 1/2″ Screws and Wood Glue. Place the bottom of the rails 4″ from the bottom of the legs (top of the rails will fall at 6 1/2″ from the ground).
First attach the Stretchers to the Cleats: Use 3″” Screws and Wood Glue. Then Attach the Cleats to the Frame Rails: Use 2″ Screws and Wood Glue.
Attach the End Aprons: Use 2″ Screws and Wood Glue
Lay the Slats approximately 6″ Apart and screw in place using 1 1/4″ Screws. Do not glue the slats if you plan to remove them at any point.
Attach the Back Rests (Green), then attach the Arm Rests (Red). Use 3″ Screws and Wood Glue. Then attach the Front and Back Aprons: Use 2 1/2″ Screws and Wood Glue.
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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