Twin Bed

  • Advertise with us
Project by Daris posted 07-16-2012 08:42 PM 3192 views 2 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
Twin Bed
Twin Bed No picture No picture No picture No picture No picture
Zoom Pictures

My wife(and daughter) had been hitting me up to build a new bed for my daughter. She also has really wanted me to build a new dresser. Apparently girls have lots of clothes..! So I decided to build a bed for my daughter that would have drawers under it to allow for clothes storage. I looked around at several designs and decided to go with a bed designed by Jeff Devlin.  Jeff contributes project plans on his website and also for Kreg Tools.  He’s also the host of a few shows on DIY. If you want to check out the plans for this, there over at the Kreg -  Devlin Twin Bed Also, you can check more pics at my other site over at:

Twin Bed No Frame

The bed uses lots of pocket holes for the joints. The best part of it though is the drawers it has underneath it.  Also with using pocket holes for all of the joinery the bed came together quickly.

Twin Bed with Frame
What a difference the face frame makes to the bed.  Nothing too tricky for this part.  Just really need to make sure cuts are precise and square!  Everything is coming together nicely so far.  Over 260 pocket holes at this point.  I should buy some stock in Kreg.


Twin Bed Drawer
The drawers were pretty simple to make.  I made them out of plywood with a hardwood bottom.  I used pocket holes for all of the joinery on these.


Twin Bed Drawer Face
For the face of the drawers I used pocket holes to anchor the two boards together, and then sanded and finish cut to length.


Bed with Drawer
I used my new Kreg drawer mount Jig to mount the drawers onto the bed.  What a great little jig that is, a real-time saver.


What happens when you don't use pressure on a dado
Next up was the foot and head board. Nothing too complicated on this, but it required that I cut grooves to hold the bead board that was used. So what is one of the dumbest things you can do wrong when cutting a groove into the end of a board on a tablesaw?  Well as I found out, not using a feather board to keep constant pressure on the board. Here is an example of a what happens when you don’t use a feather board and things go a little crazy.


Good result on a groove
Here is an example of how it should work.


Twin Bed Finished
Twin bed is finished, and it turned out pretty nice. My daughter was jumping and down when she saw it.  If you’re looking for a twin bed project this was a pretty easy one to do.  Nothing to complicated about it. If you want to see more pics and links to items I used check out my other post over at:

-- Daris, Indianapolis,

1 comment so far

View eddie's profile


8565 posts in 3127 days

#1 posted 07-27-2012 06:26 PM

really nice bed ,as the father of three girls which are grow now they do love their cloths ,thanks for sharing and the links too

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics