Unlike the Clark and Addison designer bed sold at Land of Nod, this bed is a fraction of the cost and can be any color you desire. Midnight blue is the only option available for purchase and the cost is well above the average cost of materials used for building this bed. With the money you will save by building this bed, you can build several other pieces of furniture and have yourself a Merry little Holiday Season…in style!
- Tape Measure
- Saw – Optional if you have your local lumber supply cut your boards.
- Kreg Jig – Optional
- 2 – 1×6 at 10'
- 2 – 1×6 at 8'
- 1 – 1×6 at 6'
- 1 – 2×3 at 8'
- 1 – 2×3 at 6'
- 3 – 1×3 at 10'
- 2 – 1×3 at 8'
- 2 – 1×2 at 8'
- 1 1/4″ Pocket Hole Screws – if using a Kreg Jig
- 1 1/4″ Wood Screws
- 2″ Wood Screws
- Wood Glue
- Wood Filler
- Finishing Supplies
- 7 – 1×6 at 41 1/2″ (Headboard, Foot board)
- 2 – 1×6 at 77 1/2″ (Side Rails)
- 2 – 1×6 at 40″ (Front and Back Bed Frame)
- 2 – 1×3 at 47 1/4” (Headboard Legs)
- 2 – 1×3 at 15 1/2″ (Footboard Legs)
- 2 – 2×3 at 47 1/4″ (Headboard Legs)
- 2 – 2×3 at 15 1/2″ (Foot board Legs)
- 2 – 1×2 at 75″ (Side Rails Cleats)
- 10 – 1×3 at 40″ (Slats)
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.
Build your Headboard. Use your pocket hole system to join the Head board rails to the inner Legs and your 1 1/4″ pocket hole screws. If you aren't using a pocket hole system, simply fasten your rails to the inner leg using a countersink bit and 2″ screws.
Fasten the Outside Leg to the Inner Leg. Fasten from the inside of the leg, use glue and 2″ Screws. Build the foot board in the exact same manner, place the rail 1/4″ back, from the front of the Legs and will sit 1 1/2″ from the back of the front legs.
Build the Bed Frame. The Front and Back of the Frame will sit inside the side rails. Fasten the frame together using glue and 2″ screws, then fasten the cleat to the side rails using glue and 1 1/4″ screws. The bottom of the cleat will sit flush with the bottom of the side rails. Fasten the Frame to the Headboard and Foot Board. The top of the Frame should be fastened at 15″ from the bottom of the Headboard and Foot Board Legs. Fasten using 2″ screws to the legs, the Headboard, and the Foot Board rails that it will sit against.
Cut your slats and fasten in place using 1 1/4″ screws. They should be spaced approximately 4-6″ apart.
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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