Sleep like a Log with a DIY Wood Bedframe

DIY Wood BedframeEveryone needs their beauty sleep. And if you’re in the process of furnishing a home, or would like add a natural touch to your room, you can sleep all the more soundly knowing that you built your own wood bedframe – and saved money in the process.

Sticks and Bricks

  • Pine lumber (four pieces of wood cut to size)

  • Six L brackets

  • Screws

  • Screwdriver or drill

  • Pen or pencil

  • Stain

  • Polyurethane

  • 120-grit sandpaper

  • 220-grit sandpaper


DIY Wood BedframeBring Your Own Mattress
When building wood or faux wood bedframes, the first thing you need to do is to find out the dimensions of your desired frame. To determine the height, simply measure your box spring. Each piece of wood will need to be at least this tall. Next, measure the length of your mattress. For safety and comfort, add two inches to this number – this will be the length of your two long side pieces. After that, measure the width of your mattress. Calculate in the thickness of the sideboards to discover the length of the boards that will make the head and foot of your frame.

Saw, Sand and Stain
Once you have these measurements, you can take them to your local hardware store, or you can cut the wood down yourself. When your wood is cut to size, go over each piece with your 120-grit sandpaper and then follow that up with one run of 220-grit sandpaper. Next, stain it and let dry for 24 hours before applying polyurethane.

DIY Wood BedframeDot Dot Dot
Place the short side piece at the foot of the bed and lay the two long pieces on either side. After the frame is set in place, connect the wood boards with the L brackets. Before you do so mark the areas on the inside corners of the side pieces where you plan to install the brackets. Place your brackets, two for each corner, and screw them in to attach the pieces together.

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