Monday, March 7, 2011

How to make a bed frame

1. Make a list of supplies

Slats (full size 54"): 50" x 10, 1x3s
Width bar: 42" x 2, 2x6s
Length bar (full size 75"): 70" x 2, 2x6s
Legs: 24" x 4, 4x4s
Screws: 3" #10  x 8 and 2" #10  x A_lot

2. Get the supplies from Home Depot

Make sure to have the guys at Home Depot do all the cutting and measuring, it makes everything else easier. Explain what you're trying to do and ask for suggestions on improvements while keeping the cost low. Remember, you can do it, they can help--thanks John.

3. Put the pieces on the floor

4. Put together the frame

5. Measure to make sure it's square

6. Screw on the slats

7. Flip it and add legs

8. Admire your handiwork

9. Sweep, put away tools, and put the bed on the frame

10. Sleep.

Enjoy your new bed frame.


  1. Wow! I'm so impressed! Nathan's pretty handy around the apartment, but we haven't undertaken anything that serious. Really cool!

  2. That's really neat!