Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build a West Elm Inspired King Stria Bed
- Tape Measure
- Saw – Jig, Circular, or Miter
- Countersink Bit for Drill
- Kreg Jig
- Brad Nailer
- 2 – 2×2 at 6’
- 6 – 1×2 at 8’
- One sheet of ¾” plywood
- 2 – 1×4 at 8’
- 15 – 1×3 at 8’
- One sheet of ¼” plywood
- 1-1/2” pocket hole screws
- 1-1/4” screws
- 5/8” brad nails
- Surface mounted keyhole bed rail brackets (like these)
- Wood filler
- Wood glue
- Finishing Supplies
- 2 – 2×2 at 18” – Footboard Legs
- 2 – 2×2 at 50” – Headboard Legs
- 4 – 1×2 at 75” – Headboard & Footboard Frames
- 1 – ¾” plywood at 4-1/2” x 75” – Footboard Panel
- 1 – ¾” plywood at 36-1/2” x 75” – Headboard Panel
- 2 – 1×4 at 84” – Sides
- 2 – 1×2 at 81” – Slat Supports
- 17 – 1×3 at 76-1/2” – Slats
- 18 – ¼” plywood at 1-1/2” x 76-1/2” – Trim Slats
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Cut the pieces for the legs and headboard/footboard frames. Set the Kreg jig for ¾” material and drill pocket holes in each end of the frame pieces. Attach to the legs using glue and 1-1/2” pocket hole screws as shown in the drawings.
Cut the pieces for the headboard/footboard panels. Drill pocket holes as shown. Attach to the frames using glue and 1-1/2” pocket hole screws. The faces of the panels will be flush with the faces of the frames.
Cut the pieces for the sides and slat supports. Attach the slat supports to the sides using glue and countersunk 1-1/4” screws. The bottom of the supports will be flush with the bottom of the sides. Attach the bed hardware according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
Cut the pieces for the slats. Attach to the supports using countersunk 1-1/4” screws. Do not use glue!
Cut the pieces for the trim slats. Attach to the headboard and footboard as shown with approximately ½” spacing using glue and 5/8” brad nails.
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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