This set of plans is for a Queen sized rustic slatted bed and I’m crushing on this baby a ton! For a gal who adores a bit of modern and vintage, I can still adore a bit of rustic style as well, and this bed is fab! I can’t wait to see how you customize this beauty… Happy Building my friends! Xx… Rayan
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!
- 43 – 1×3 at 6’
- 1 – 2×2 at 2’
- 1 – 2×2 at 8’
- 9 – 2×4 at 8’
- 2 – 2×8 at 8’
- 5 – 2×4 at 17-1/2” – Footboard Frame & Stabilizers
- 4 – 2×4 at 68” – Footboard & Headboard Frame
- 23 – 1×3 at 65” – Footboard & Headboard Slats
- 2 – 2×4 at 40” – Headboard Frame & Stabilizers
- 2 – 2×8 (ripped to 7-1/4” wide) at 82” – Side Rails
- 4 – 2×4 at 82” – Side Rails
- 1 – 2×2 at 82” – Center Support
- 2 – 2×2 ay 10-1/4” – Center Support Legs
- 20 – 1×3 at 63” – 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 footboard frame. Set the Kreg jig for 1-1/2” material and drill pocket holes in each end of the shorter pieces. Assemble the frame using glue and 2-1/2” pocket hole screws.
Cut the pieces for the footboard slats. Set the Kreg jig for ¾” material and drill pocket holes in each end as well as one long edge of each piece. Assemble as one panel using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws. Insert into the frame with the outside face flush with the outside face of the frame, then secure using glue and 1-1/4”pocket hole screws. Cut the pieces for the stabilizers. Set the Kreg jig for 1-1/2” material and drill pocket holes in each end of the pieces. Attach to the frame using glue and 2-1/2” pocket hole screws. The inside face of the stabilizers will be flush with the inside face of the frame.
Cut the pieces for the headboard frame. Set the Kreg jig for 1-1/2” material and drill pocket holes in each end of the shorter pieces. Assemble the frame using glue and 2-1/2” pocket hole screws.
Cut the pieces for the headboard slats. Set the Kreg jig for ¾” material and drill pocket holes in each end as well as one long edge of each piece. Assemble as one panel using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws. Insert into the frame with the outside face flush with the outside face of the frame, then secure using glue and 1-1/4”pocket hole screws. Cut the pieces for the stabilizers. Set the Kreg jig for 1-1/2” material and drill pocket holes in each end of the pieces. Attach to the frame using glue and 2-1/2” pocket hole screws. The inside face of the stabilizers will be flush with the inside face of the frame.
Cut the pieces for the side rails. Drill pocket holes in each long edge of the 2×8 pieces. Attach the 2×4 pieces using glue and 2-1/2” pocket hole screws. The inside face of the 2×8 will be located 1” in from the inside face of the 2×4 pieces. Install the bed rail hardware according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
Cut the pieces for the center support and legs. Drill pocket holes in each end of the support as well as one end of each leg. Assemble as shown using glue and 2-1/2” pocket hole screws. Attach the support to the center of the headboard and footboard using 2-1/2” pocket hole screws. Do not use glue!
Cut the pieces for the slats. Position the slats on the lower 2×4 of the side rails and secure using countersunk 1-1/2” screws. Do not use glue!
Fill any Screw, Nail or Pocket Holes, Sand and Finish as Desired. For Finishing Tips and Tricks visit my Finishing School