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I was walking around the Big Orange Box and had an idea. Why couldn't I use flooring like home siding to give a simple project a very high end look. I needed a new bed frame so here is what I built. I chose solid bamboo flooring for the project. It was already mortise and tenoned so I didn't have to adjust the boards to begin with. I glued and pin nailed three strips of 1/4 round bamboo together to make the corner caps. The total cost of the materials for the project were about $250 - $300. Not bad for something that should last a few generations.

This thing is a tank and extremely heavy as you can imagine. I also built a second one for a queen mattress but changed the design since the long twin was so heavy that it would have been near impossible to get it in the house.


(1) Box of Solid Hardwood Bamboo Flooring (they call bamboo hardwood even though it is a grass. Go figure…)
(1) Tube of Locktite 400(?) Flooring adhesive
(8) 2×4 x 10
(4) 1×12 x 10
(3) 1/4 round bamboo trim
3" tan decking screws
1 - 5/8" decking screws
(1) 3/4 inch plywood
Yellow Glue


Table saw
Miter saw
Pin nailer
Finish nailer
Screw gun / Impact driver

Sorry guys, I don't have plans since I did this off the top of my head.



14 Posts
Sweet! Great imaginative use of otherwise used material.