First came the Fretwork Screen and then came the bed… then came the baby in a baby carriage. Ha, wonder if I am subconsciously creating plans for a little love nest slash staycation. This plan is for a King Sized Bed and if you adore this and yet would like it in another size, feel free to comment on this plan and let me know. It is helpful to keep track of the requests this way. Yahoo… Xx… Rayan
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- 15 – 1×3 at 8’
- 3 – 1×4 at 8’
- 5 – 2×4 at 8’
- 3 – 4×4 at 8’
- 2 – 4×4 at 14-1/2” – Footboard Legs
- 1 – 2×4 at 78” – Footboard Frame
- 2 – 4×4 at 52-1/2” – Headboard Legs
- 1 – 4×4 at 85” – Headboard Top
- 1 – 2×4 at 78” – Headboard Frame
- 2 – 2×4 at 82” – Frame Sides
- 2 – 1×2 at 78” – Slat Supports
- 1 – 2×4 at 78” – Headboard Bottom
- 1 – 1×2 at 84” – Center Support
- 2 – 2×4 at 10” – Center Support Legs
- 1 – 1×4 at 14-1/8” – First Front Fretwork Piece
- 1 – 1×3 at 42-7/16” – Second Front Fretwork Piece
- 1 – 1×4 at 47-3/4” – Third Front Fretwork Piece
- 1 – 1×4 at 47-3/4” – Fourth Front Fretwork Piece
- 1 – 1×3 at 42-7/16” – Fifth Front Fretwork Piece
- 1 – 1×4 at 11-5/16” – Sixth Front Fretwork Piece
- 1 – 1×4 at 19-13/16” – First Back Fretwork Piece
- 1 – 1×4 at 36-3/4” – Second Back Fretwork Piece
- 1 – 1×3 at 45-15/16” – Third Back Fretwork Piece
- 1 – 1×3 at 47-3/4” – Fourth Back Fretwork Piece
- 1 – 1×4 at 47-3/4” – Fifth Back Fretwork Piece
- 1 – 1×4 at 47-3/4” – Sixth Back Fretwork Piece
- 1 – 1×3 at 38-15/16” – Seventh Back Fretwork Piece
- 1 – 1×3 at 12” – Eighth Back Fretwork Piece
- 15 – 1×3 at 79-3/4” – Slats
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Cut out the Footboard Frame and Footboard Legs. Set the Kreg jig for 1-1/2” material and drill pocket holes in both ends of the Footboard Frame. Assemble as shown with glue and 2-1/2” pocket screws.
Cut out the Headboard Frame, Headboard Top, and Headboard Legs. Set the Kreg jig for 1-1/2” material and drill pocket holes in both ends of the Headboard Frame and in the top ends of the Headboard Legs. Assemble as shown with glue and 2-1/2” pocket screws.
Cut the pieces for the Frame Sides and Slat Supports. With the Kreg jig set for 1-1/2” material, drill pocket holes in both ends of the Frame Sides and attach to Headboard Legs and Footboard Legs with glue and 2-1/2” pocket screws. Attach the Slat Supports to the Frame Sides using glue and 1-1/2” countersunk wood screws, leaving 2” at each end for the bed hardware. Attach the bed hardware according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
Cut the piece for the Headboard Bottom. With the Kreg jig set for 1-1/2” material, drill pocket holes in both ends of the Headboard Bottom and attach with glue and 2-1/2” pocket screws.
Cut the pieces for the Center Support and Center Support Legs. With the Kreg jig set for 1-1/2” material, drill pocket holes in both ends of the Center Support and in the top ends of the Center Support Legs. Attach the Center Support Legs to the Center Support as shown with glue and 2-1/2” pocket screws. Attach the Center Support to the Headboard Frame and Footboard Frame as shown with 2-1/2” pocket screws. Do not use glue!
Cut the Front Fretwork Pieces. With the Kreg jig set for 3/4” material, drill pocket holes in both ends of the Front Fretwork Pieces. Assemble as shown with glue and 1-1/4” pocket screws.
Cut the Back Fretwork Pieces. With the Kreg jig set for 3/4” material, drill pocket holes in both ends of the Back Fretwork Pieces. Assemble as shown with glue and 1-1/4” pocket screws.
Cut the Slats. Position the Slats on top of the Slat Supports 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