Queen Bed Frame

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Project by luckysawdust posted 11-24-2012 09:06 PM 6543 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my very first “by myself” project. Sure, back in the day in cub-scouts I build a tool caddy and a few other things, but this bed, from design to final assembly all had my name on it. I did have a extra pair of hands a couple of times (thanks Honey!), but this was the first time I took some think from the drawing board to the workbench to it’s full-time use.

I learned a lot in the process – and it only whetted my appetite to improve my design, construction techniques, and fit of parts. (I’m in the process of building a table for my brother-in-law so he can play a game called ‘Warhammer 40k’ on it – a lot of what I learned in this project is helping here).

In any case, I built this during my senior year of college for my wife and I, and it needed to be done one a budget, and quickly. So, I build it out of cedar posts, and pine dimensional lumber. I had a sander, a power drill, and a shop that one of my neighbors was very kind to let me use (compound miter saw, small table saw). I wanted it to be easy to assemble/disassemble, and I succeeded at least in that regard.

All in all, not bad for a first project, and I left it with my brother-in-law (different one) so he and his wife would have a bed of their own, since I graduated and my wife and I would be moving on.

I’d be happy to share my sketch-up file for it, if you’d like to use it as a starting place for a similar project.

-- “In my walks, every man I meet is my superior in some way, and in that I learn from him.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

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#1 posted 11-24-2012 09:15 PM

good lines,good job

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#2 posted 11-24-2012 10:41 PM

Looks good.

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#3 posted 11-25-2012 11:33 AM

very simple, i love seeing quick assembly.

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#4 posted 11-25-2012 04:17 PM

Nice, Simple design…


Looking forward to seeing more of it…

Thank you.

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#5 posted 11-25-2012 06:05 PM

One thing I forgot to add in the description—the house we were living in had 550 sq. ft. of living space, to storing our few possessions became an art. I specifically designed this bed to allow for ample under-bed storage… so it’s a little higher off the ground than most commercial frames I had seen at the time. There is ~18 inches of clearance between the side rail and the ground – enough to fit boxes, suitecases, and camping gear. It was great! Better than propping it up on cinder-blocks, anyhow. :-)

-- “In my walks, every man I meet is my superior in some way, and in that I learn from him.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

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#6 posted 01-15-2013 04:56 PM

This looks almost exactly like an idea for a bed I had in my head! Would you be able to provide me with the sketch up for a starting place? I just graduated college last year and I’m still in a college town so I’m in need of a bed with ample storage underneath like this one has. I love the simplicity behind this bed because I’m just getting into woodworking.


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