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Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build an Adjustable Twin to Full Bed

03.29.13
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Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build an Adjustable Twin to Full Bed! You guys are going to flip your lid over this project!!! Xx…Rayan

Estimated Cost

$50-$75

Dimensions
Dimensions for This Project
Tools
  • Tape Measure
  • Saw – Jig, Circular, or Miter
  • Drill
  • Countersink Bit for Drill
  • Square
  • Sander
  • Kreg Jig
Lumber
  • 4 – 1×2 at 8’
  • 7 – 1×3 at 8’
  • 4 – 2×2 at 8’
  • 1 – sheet of ¾” plywood
Materials
  • 1-1/4” pocket hole screws
  • 2-1/2” pocket hole screws
  • 1-1/4” screws
  • Edge banding for plywood, optional
  • Wood filler
  • Sandpaper
  • Wood glue
  • Finishing Supplies
Cut List
  • 3 – 2×2 at 36” – Headboard Legs
  • 1 – 1×2 at 32” – Headboard Frame
  • 1 – 2×2 at 32” – Headboard Frame
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 25-3/4” x 32” – Headboard Panel
  • 2 – 2×2 at 16-3/4” – Stops for Adjustable Panel
  • 1 – 1×2 at 17-1/2” – Adjustable Headboard Brace
  • 2 – 1×2 at 20-1/2” – Adjustable Headboard Frame
  • 1 – 2×2 at 25-3/4” – Adjustable Headboard Frame
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 20-1/2” x 25-3/4” – Adjustable Headboard Panel
  • 3 – 2×2 at 18” – Footboard Legs
  • 1 – 1×2 at 32” – Footboard Frame
  • 1 – 2×2 at 32” – Footboard Frame
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 7-3/4” x 32” – Footboard Panel
  • 1 – 2×2 at 16-3/4” – Adjustable Footboard Stop
  • 1 – 1×2 at 17-1/2” – Adjustable Footboard Brace
  • 2 – 1×2 at 20-1/2” – Adjustable Footboard Frame
  • 1 – 2×2 at 7-3/4” – Adjustable Footboard Panel
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 7-3/4” x 20-1/2” – Adjustable Footboard Panel
  • 2 – ¾” plywood at 10” x 76” – Sides
  • 2 – 1×2 at 74-1/2” – Slat Supports
  • 15 – 1×3 at 39-1/2” (for twin) or 54-1/2” (for full) – Slats
Instructions

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
Step 1

Cut the pieces for the headboard. Set the Kreg jig for the appropriate setting and drill pocket holes in each end of the 1×2 piece and the 2×2 piece, as well as all four edges of the plywood panel. Assemble as shown using glue and pocket hole screws.

Cut the pieces for the adjustable headboard stops and brace. Set the Kreg jig for the appropriate setting and drill pocket holes in one long edge of each piece. Position as shown then secure using glue and pocket hole screws.

Step 2
Step 2
Step 2

Cut the pieces for the adjustable headboard. Set the Kreg jig for 1-1/2” material and drill pocket holes in each end of the 2×2 piece. Assemble as shown using glue and 2-1/2” pocket hole screws.

Place the adjustable headboard on the brace and secure in place as shown with a few countersunk screws through the brace into the adjustable piece.

Step 3
Step 3
Step 3

Cut the pieces for the footboard. Set the Kreg jig for the appropriate setting and drill pocket holes in each end of the 1×2 piece and the 2×2 piece, as well as all four edges of the plywood panel. Assemble as shown using glue and pocket hole screws.

Cut the pieces for the adjustable headboard stops and brace. Set the Kreg jig for the appropriate setting and drill pocket holes in one long edge of each piece. Position as shown then secure using glue and pocket hole screws.

Step 4
Step 4
Step 4

Cut the pieces for the adjustable footboard. Set the Kreg jig for 1-1/2” material and drill pocket holes in each end of the 2×2 piece. Assemble as shown using glue and 2-1/2” pocket hole screws.

Place the adjustable footboard on the brace and secure in place as shown with a few countersunk screws through the brace into the adjustable piece.

Step 5
Step 5
Step 5

Cut the pieces for the sides. Cut the notch using a jigsaw. Note that one side of the notch is longer than the other side. Because of the way the headboard and the footboard sit, there will be no left and right so when drilling the pocket holes, refer to the drawing and drill in the position shown. Attach to the headboard and footboard using 1-1/4” pocket hole screws. DO NOT use glue!

Step 6
Step 6

Cut the pieces for the slat supports. Secure to the bottom of the sides using glue and countersunk 1-1/4” screws.

Cut the pieces for the slats – 39-1/2” long for a twin bed or 54-1/2” long for a full bed. There is a 1” space between the slats. Secure to the supports using countersunk 1-1/4” screws. DO NOT use glue!

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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