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Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Land of Nod Inspired Blake Bed

06.07.12 By //
You Can Build This! Easy DIY Plans from The Design Confidential with Complete Instructions on How to Build a Twin Sized Blake Bed via @thedesconf

I’m excited to bring you a new bedroom collection, it’s been a while since we tackled a whole bedroom collection, and I think you will love it as much as I do! At least I hope you do… I might also be partial because of the name… After all it’s my Monster Mash’s name, so it must be good, right?

As with all of our plans, you are building at your own risk and you should have a firm understanding of building in general before you attempt many of our plans (some are easy as pie and perfect for beginners). With that, go forth, have fun, take lots of pictures and share them in a showcase on the site or on social media with the hashtag #builtTDCtuff and we will share our faves! Be sure to tag @thedesignconfidential on Instagram / FB and @thedesconf on Twitter / Pinterest. If you are a blogger and you post about your build, don’t forget to include a link to your post on your showcase here. Don’t forget… for all of our newer plans, clicking on the images will let them expand to enormous sizes with much greater clarity. The older plans may need updating so please let us know if you need one fixed!

$50-$75

  • 2 – 2×6 at 8’
  • 5 – 1×6 at 8’
  • 1 – 2×2 at 8’
  • 5 – 1×3 at 8’
  • 1 – 1×3 at 4’
  • One half sheet of 3/4″ plywood
  • 2 – 2×6 at 42-1/2” – Headboard Leg
  • 2 – 2×6 at 30” – Footboard Leg
  • 2 – 2×2 at 39-3/4” – Headboard/Footboard Frame
  • 2 – 1×6 at 39-3/4” – Headboard/Footboard Frame
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 25-13/16” x 39-3/4” – Headboard Frame
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 13-9/16” x 39-3/4” – Footboard Frame
  • 2 – 1×6 at 76” – Side Rails
  • 2 – 1×2 at 76” – Slat Support
  • 11 – 1×3 at 39-3/4” – 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.

Cut the pieces for the headboard legs as shown.

Cut the pieces for the frame. Set the Kreg jig for ¾” material and drill pocket holes in each end of the 1×6 frame piece. Attach to the legs as shown using glue and 1-1/2” pocket hole screws.

Set the Kreg jig for 1-1/2” material and drill pocket holes in each end of the 2×2 piece. Attach to the frame as shown using glue and 2-1/2” pocket hole screws with the pocket holes facing down.

Cut the piece for the headboard panel. Cut an 8 deg. bevel on the bottom of the panel. Set the Kreg jig for ¾” material and drill pocket holes as shown. Attach to the frame with the face of the panel flush with the face of the frame using glue and 1-1/2” pocket hole screws.

Cut the pieces for the footboard legs as shown.

Cut the pieces for the frame. Set the Kreg jig for ¾” material and drill pocket holes in each end of the 1×6 frame piece. Attach to the legs as shown using glue and 1-1/2” pocket hole screws.

Set the Kreg jig for 1-1/2” material and drill pocket holes in each end of the 2×2 piece. Attach to the frame as shown using glue and 2-1/2” pocket hole screws with the pocket holes facing down.

Cut the piece for the footboard panel. Cut a 15 deg. bevel on the bottom of the panel. Set the Kreg jig for ¾” material and drill pocket holes as shown. Attach to the frame with the face of the panel flush with the face of the frame using glue and 1-1/2” pocket hole screws.

Cut the pieces for the side rails. The rails will be located ¾” in from the outside edge of each face. Drill pocket holes at each end and assemble as shown using 1-1/2” pocket hole screws. Do not use glue – you may want to disassemble it someday!

Cut the pieces for the slat supports. Attach to the side rails locating them 1” above the bottom of the rails using countersunk 1-1/4” screws. Do not glue these pieces in either!

Cut the pieces for the slats. Attach to the supports spaced approximately 4-1/2” apart using countersunk 1-1/4” screws.

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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4 comments on “Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Land of Nod Inspired Blake Bed”

  1. Hi Rayan, I have the original Blake bed for our daughter, and now that they have discontinued the bed at LON I want to get the identical bed fabricated for our second daughter as they will be sleeping side by side.
    Unfortunately the images on the page are no longer loading. Can you help me out with this as I would like to have the bed fabricated as close as possible to the original.

    PS: was looking for an email address to contact directly, but did not find, hence the post….

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