Free DIY Furniture Plans: How to Build a Juliette Twin Bed

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Free DIY Furniture Plans: How to Build a Juliette Twin Bed. Plans by special reader request and modified for ease of building for all of you! Xx… Rayan

Dimensions for This Project
  • Tape Measure
  • Saw – Jig, Circular, or Miter
  • Drill
  • Countersink Bit for Drill
  • Square
  • Sander
  • Kreg Jig
  • 2 – 1×2 at 8’
  • 7 – 1×3 at 8’
  • 2 – 1×6 at 8’
  • 3 – 1×8 at 8’
  • 2 – 2×2 at 6’
  • 1-1/4” pocket hole screws
  • 1-1/4” screws Bed hardware ( like this )
  • Wood filler
  • Sandpaper
  • Wood glue
  • Finishing Supplies
Cut List
  • 2 – 2×2 at 15-3/4” – Footboard Legs
  • 1 – 1×8 at 39” – Footboard
  • 2 – 2×2 at 38-1/4” – Headboard Legs
  • 1 – 1×3 at 39” – Headboard
  • 5 – 1×8 at 39” – Headboard
  • 2 – 1×6 at 75” – Sides
  • 2 – 1×2 at 72-3/4” – Slat Support
  • 14 – 1×3 at 40-1/2” – 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.

Step 1
Step 1

Cut the pieces for the footboard and the legs. Set the Kreg jig for ¾” material and drill pocket holes in each end of the 1×8 piece. Secure to the legs using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws. The back face of the footboard will be flush with the back face of the legs.

Step 2
Step 2

Cut the pieces for the headboard and legs. Drill pocket holes in each end of three of the 1×8 pieces, each end of the 1×3 piece, and one long end of four of the 1×8 pieces. Assemble the 1×8 pieces to create a large panel positioning the two pieces without pocket holes at each end at the top (the ends will be cut away). To create the decorative arc at the top, use a large sheet of kraft paper measuring 15” wide x 39” long and fold it in half lengthwise. Start at the top of the fold and draw a curvy line to the opposite corner (here is where you can get really creative!!). Use scissors to cut along the line then unfold the paper. This will be the template for the upper portion of the headboard. Position the paper on the headboard panel and trace around the curve with a pencil. Cut out with a jigsaw.

Attach the panel to the legs using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws, then attach the 1×3 in the same manner as shown.

Step 3
Step 3

Cut the pieces for the sides and the slat supports. Position the slat supports so that the bottom is flush with the bottom of the sides, and locate the pieces approximately 1-1/4” from each edge. Secure the supports to the sides using glue and countersunk 1-1/4” screws.

Install the bed hardware according to the manufacturer’s installation instructions.

Step 4
Step 4

Cut the pieces for the slats. Position them on the supports, evenly spaced, and fasten in place 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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