You can make your bedroom more cozy and inviting by using the DIY bed frame projects. The creative pieces will create a focal point in any room, while also giving you space to spread out on. You can personalize the style that will match the design of your bedroom, or you can also make it look contrast beautifully.
In this blog post, we will discuss some DIY bed frame projects that are both simple and elegant.
We will provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to create each one, so don’t worry if you’re a beginner in woodworking. Even if you’re just starting out, there’s no need to stress.
So, what are you waiting for? Get started today!
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1. How to Build a Bed Frame from Scratch
Building a bed frame from scratch may seem like a terrible task for some beginner, but it’s actually quite straightforward. You’ll need some basic carpentry skills and tools, but the project can be completed on a weekend.
Start by cutting two pieces of lumber to the desired width of your bed frame. Next, use a drill to create pilot holes in the lumber. Then, use screws to attach the two pieces of lumber together. Make sure the screws are long enough to go through both pieces of lumber and into the wall studs.
Now it’s time to add the side rails. Cut two more pieces of lumber to the desired length of your bed frame. Attach these pieces to the headboard and footboard using screws and pilot holes. Again, make sure the screws are long enough to go through all three pieces of lumber.
Finally, add cross supports to the bed frame by cutting two more pieces of lumber and attaching them between the side rails using screws and pilot holes.
2. Outdoor Bed Frame
This bed can be the best feature where you can enjoy the starry night outside your house, which is one of the best parts of summer. This DIY project will walk you through the process of building a simple bed frame that can be easily disassembled for winter storage.
What you will need:
- 72 half inch dowel’s
- 5 21 inch 2×4’s
- 2 40 inch 2×4’s
- 76 inch 2×4
- 2 69 inch 2×4’s
- 3 33 inch 2×4’s
- You will need 7 2x4s in all
- 2 inch dowel cut into 5 7.5 pieces
- Wood glue
- Pocket Screws
- Pocket Jig
- Miter Saw
- Extra clamps for tarp
- Painter’s tape
- Stain Brush
- Outdoor Polyurethane
- Latex Gloves
- Tape Measurer
- 33×69 Plywood
- Twin Mattress
- Twin Sheets
3. How to Build a Bed Frame Using Recycled Materials
For this project, you’ll need pallets. You’ll also need a saw, screws, and a drill. Once you have your supplies, you’re ready to get started.
To begin, saw the pallets into pieces that will form the sides and base of your bed frame. Next, use screws to attach the pieces together. Once the frame is assembled, use your drill to make holes for the legs. Finally, screw the legs into place.
4. How to build a Twin Size Bed Frame
Create your own twin size bed frame with the simple materials you can easily get. Here’s what you’ll need: four 2x4s, two 2x6s, screws, sandpaper, drill, saw. To begin, cut the 2x4s and 2x6s to size using the saw. Next, use the drill to attach the 2x4s together to form the frame of the bed. Be sure to use screws rather than nails so that the frame is sturdy.
Once the frame is complete, sand down any rough edges and then attach the 2x6s to create the head and footboard. You can finish the bed frame with paint or stain, or leave it natural for a rustic look.
5. Bed Frame Out of Wood
Building your own bed frame is not a nightmare, even if you are a beginner. Not only is this a great way to save money, but it’s also a great opportunity to get creative and add your own personal touch to your bedroom. To get started, you’ll need to gather some tools and materials.
You’ll need saws, hammers, screws, nails, and of course, wood. After you have everything you need, the first step is to cut the wood to size. Next, you’ll assemble the frame using screws or nails. And finally, you’ll add any additional elements that you want, such as headboards or footboards.
6. How to Make Metal Bed Frame
Metal bed frame is usually more pricey than the wooden material. That is why making your own bed frame is such a smart option to challenge your skill when you are on a budget.
To get started, all you’ll need is a few pieces of metal pipe and some basic fittings.
When you have your materials, simply follow these steps:
- Cut your pipes to size using a pipe cutter or saw.
- Assemble the frame using elbow and tee fittings.
- Use clamps to secure the joints.
- Weld or solder the joints for extra strength.
- Attach the wooden slats for the mattress
- Add any final touches, such as paint or decorative hardware.
7. Full Size Bed Frame
A full-size bed is a great addition to any bedroom. Besides providing a comfortable place to sleep, it also helps to tie the room together. You can put together a full-size bed frame that will last for years to come.
Here’s what you’ll need to get started:
- Four 2x6s
- Four 2x4s
- Two 2x2s
- Ten 1x4s
- 2 1/2″ Kreg pocket screws
When you have all of your materials gathered, cut the 2x4s and 2x6s to size according to your plans. Assemble the frame using screws and washers, then secure the frame.
8. DIY Farmhouse Style Bed Frame
A farmhouse bed frame is a classic design that will never go out of style. Plus, it’s easy to build! All you need are woodworking skills and a few tools. Start by cutting the boards for the frame to size. Then, assemble the frame using screws and nails. When the frame is complete, add crossbeams for support and attach the headboard and footboard. Finally, finish the bed by adding a mattress and some cozy bedding.
9. Attach the Drawers
Creating a bed frame with drawers is a great way to save space in your bedroom. You can store extra blankets, clothes, or toys in the drawers, and the frame itself can be used to hold a mattress.
First, you will need to cut the plywood and MDF into pieces that will fit together to create the frame of the bed. After everything is cut, start screwing the pieces together. It is important to pre-drill the holes for the screws so that the wood does not split.
After the frame is complete, add the drawer slides to the sides of the bed.
Now you can add your drawers! Cut the plywood into pieces that will fit the drawer slides, and screw them together. You may want to add handles or pulls to the front of the drawers so they are easy to open.
10. Simple Bed Frame
A bed frame is one of those things that you don’t really think about until you need it. With the simple materials and simple things to do, this simple bed frame project is perfect for you. Let’s start with the materials you’ll need and then move on to the step-by-step instructions.
- 2x4s (eight for a full-size bed, six for a twin-size bed)
- 1x4s (four for a full-size bed, two for a twin-size bed)
- Wood screws
- Wood glue
- Saw (a hand saw will work fine)
11. DIY Upholstered Bed Frame
This DIY upholstered bed frame is a fairly simple project that doesn’t require any special skills or tools, and the finished product looks wonderful. You’ll need a few supplies and some sewing skills, but anyone can do it. Get creative by customizing the frame of any size to match, or use fabric that coordinates perfectly against all other pieces in this space.
Get the following supplies to create your own bed frame:
A drill, saw, screwdriver, hammer, tape measure, level, fabric (a yard or two should suffice), batting or foam (for a more luxurious look), and wood glue. You’ll also need screws and L-brackets to attach the frame to the headboard.
12. Modern Industrial Style
First, consider using metal piping to create a minimalistic frame. This option is both affordable and easy to assemble. You can also add wood slats for a more polished look. Or, opt for a floating bed frame made from recycled pallets. Not only is this an environmentally friendly option, it also has a sleek, industrial aesthetic that is sure to please.
- Metal pipes
- Wood slats
- Recycled pallets
If you’re going for a modern style, metal piping is the way to go. You can find these materials at your local hardware store, and they’re relatively easy to put together. Simply connect the pipes together with brackets or clamps, and then add wood slats for a more polished look.
If you’re looking for something a little more rustic, try using recycled pallets to create a floating bed frame. This is an environmentally friendly option that also has a sleek, industrial aesthetic. To assemble this frame, simply attach the pallets together with brackets or clamps.
13. Rustic Bed Frame
Rustic style furniture has a warm, natural look that can add charm and character to any room. Rustic beds are no exception. A rustic bed frame can be the perfect way to give your bedroom a cozy, inviting feel.
To get started, you’ll need some basic supplies like lumber, screws, and nails. You can find everything you need at your local hardware store. After you have your materials, simply follow the instructions below to build your very own Rustic bed frame.
- Cut the lumber to size. You’ll need four pieces of lumber for the frame itself, plus two boards for the headboard and footboard. Cut the boards to the desired length and width using a saw.
- Assemble the frame. Place the boards on their edges so that they form a rectangle, then screw them together using wood screws.
- Attach the headboard and footboard. Position the headboard and footboard on either end of the frame, then secure them in place using wood screws.
- Finish it off.
14. Bed Frame with Storage
Platform storage bed frames are designed to provide extra space beneath the mattress for storing items such as blankets, pillows, and clothes. They typically feature a series of shelves that can be accessed from the sides or foot of the bed.
Your stuff can be stored on this frame and easily accessed when you need it. If you want an aesthetically pleasing look, store them on the baskets, then put them on the shelves under the bed as well.
15. Make Use of the Pallets
Pallets are inexpensive and easy to find, and they provide a rustic look that adds character to any space. You can use pallets to create a basic frame, or you can get creative and add embellishments like headboards. If you’re not into the rustic look, you can always paint or stain the pallets to give them a more polished appearance.
- Nails or screws
- Paint or stain
16. IKEA Bed Hacks
With a few simple modifications, you can transform an ordinary IKEA Malm bed into something truly special. The first thing you’ll need to do is remove the legs from the bed frame. Next, you’ll want to add some decorative trim to the sides of the frame.
You can apply the color’s self-adhesive gray wood effect vinyl planks to give the frame a unique look. Finally, you’ll have to add some support brackets to the underside of the frame.
17. Tufted Bed Frame
Tufting gives the bed a luxurious look and feel, and it’s actually not as difficult to create as you might think. The first step is to measure the width and height of your mattress, and then cut a piece of foam into those dimensions. Next, get a heavy-duty fabric and wrap it around the foam, securing it in place with spray adhesive. Then, using a staple gun, attach the fabric-covered foam to the back of your bed frame.
When that’s done, it’s time to start tufting. To create the tufts, you’ll need to sew buttons onto the fabric-covered foam. First, mark where you want the tufts to go with chalk. Then, make small holes in the fabric at those points and insert the buttons. Finally, use upholstery thread to sew the buttons in place, knotting the thread on the back side of the foam.
18. Make it Look Fabulous with Canopy
The canopy bed is considered being a luxurious addition to any bedroom, which can be one of the best options to add a luxury touch to your bedroom. The thing is that you can simply make your own canopy bed with some basic tools and materials. If you want a touch of dramatic, you can add the canopy bed with the flowing curtain, light string and faux vines.
List of materials:
- Four wooden boards in the desired size
- Two L-brackets
19. Choose the Foldable One
A folding bed can be the best option if you have to deal with limited space. You can easily fold it up and store it in a closet when not in use. Building a folding bed frame is a relatively simple woodworking project that can be completed in just a few hours. All you need is some sturdy wood and some carpentry skills.
Tools and Materials:
- Wooden planks
- Paint or wood stain
- Foam mattress
20. Mount it on the Wall
Here’s how to build a wall-mounted bed frame:
- Start by measuring the space where you want to mount the bed frame.
- Cut two pieces of 2×6 lumber to the desired width.
- Cut two more pieces of 2×6 lumber to the desired length.
- Assemble the frame by attaching the side rails to the head and foot rails using screws or nails.
- Measure and cut four pieces of 1×4 lumber to create slats for the bed frame.
- Attach the slats to the frame using screws or nails. Make sure they’re evenly spaced, so your mattress will have plenty of support.
- Mount the bed frame to your chosen spot on the wall using screws or nails. Be sure to use wall anchors if you’re mounting it into drywall, so it will be sturdy and safe.
21. Minimalist Floating Bed
This type of frame is ideal for small bedrooms or for people who want a clean, minimalist look in their space. The design is simple: four wooden posts are placed at the corners of the mattress, and beams are attached to the posts to create a platform.
The mattress is then placed on top of the platform, giving the illusion that it is floating. This type of frame is also easy to make, and it can be customized to fit any space.
22. Murphy Bed Frame
A Murphy bed frame is a great option for those who want the flexibility of a concealed bed frame, able you to save space in your home. Additionally, it’s a relatively easy project that most people can complete on a weekend. The basic tools and materials will help you to build your Murphy bed frame.
You will need:
- Basic tools
23. Daybed Frame
Daybeds are a great way to add extra sleeping space to a room without taking up too much space. To get started, you’ll need to measure the width and length of your mattress and then cut the boards to size. After the boards are cut, you can assemble the frame using woodworking techniques.
When the frame is complete, all you have to do is add a mattress and pillows, and you’re ready for some rest and relaxation.
24. Loft Bed Frame
By raising the bed off the ground, you’ll create extra room for storage or perhaps your room doesn’t have enough space for a traditional dresser; if so, consider adding some shelves to your loft bed frame to create a makeshift closet.
To build a DIY loft bed frame, you’ll need some basic carpentry skills and tools. Start by cutting the boards to size. Then assemble the frame using screws and brackets. Make sure to add extra support in the middle, so the bed will be sturdy enough to hold your child.
25. Bunk Bed Frame
This can be a smart hack if you need more space when you have to deal with the limited area in your living space. This project is easier than it looks, and you can customize it to fit your needs.
Here are the supplies:
- 7 – 2×4 @ 8 feet long
- 6 – 2×6 @ 10 feet long
- 4 – 2×6 @ 8 feet long
- 2 – 2×2 @ 8 feet long
- 2 1/2″ self-tapping wood screws for most of the joinery
- 2″ brad nails would be nice to use in step 2
- 2″ self-tapping wood screws for attaching the slats
- 32 – 3 1/2″ bolts with nuts and washers for attaching side rails to headboard/footboard
- 1×4 lumber
- 2×6 @ 8 feet long and about 3 feet of 2x4s
- 2×4 @ 8 feet long
26. Toddler Bed Frame
When it comes to outfitting a toddler’s bedroom, the bed frame should be sturdy, safe and also stylish at the same time.
To start, you’ll need four beams of wood that are each two feet long. Cut two of the beams into halves so that you have six pieces in total. Then, using wood glue and screws, attach the beams together to form a rectangle. Once the frame is complete, sand down any rough edges and paint or stain the wood to your liking. For safety reasons, we recommend adding some foam padding around the edges of the frame.
27. Crib Bed Frame
This bed frame is easy to build. It is perfect if you are a beginner in woodworking skills. You can simply start by removing the sides of the crib, and then the mattress support. Next, use a saw to cut the headboard and footboard down to size. You can then reattach them using brackets or screws. To finish, you can also give a little update to the crib by painting it as you desire.
28. Swing Bed Frame
Swing bed frames are easy to build and can be customized to fit any space. You can use reclaimed wood or new lumber to create the frame, and add your own style with paint or stain. Adding a swing bed frame to your bedroom will give it a relaxed, bohemian feel.
And if you have young children, they’ll love being able to crawl into bed with you! Just be sure to anchor the frame securely to the wall, so it doesn’t topple over.
29. Tall Bed Frame
For this project, you’ll need metal steel slats, screws, and a drill. You’ll also need something to finish the bed frame with – paint or stain will work just fine. With everything gathered, it’s time to start building.
Cut the slats to size according to your chosen design, then use the screws to assemble the frame. When the frame is together, then finish it off with your chosen paint or stain.
30. DIY Platform Bed Frame
Minimalist in both design and material, this platform bed frame is the perfect blank canvas for creative DIYers.
The best part is that it can be assembled in just a few hours, making it perfect for a weekend project.
To get started, you’ll need:
- Plywood boards
- Staple gun
- Mending plate
- Corner brace
- Wood glue
Bed frames can be a great way to show your personality and style in your bedroom. We’ve gathered some of the best DIY bed frame projects out there, so you can create a stunning bed frame on a budget.