King Storage Bed

Difficulty
Intermediate
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About Project

Creating a King Size Storage bed is no more difficult than a queen. You simply make the bottom bench wider! As Twenty-Six-2-Life says, those drawers are huge! Thanks for sharing your photos, Kate.

Dimensions
Dimensions shown fit a matress approximately 84" long x 78" wide. Measure your mattress and adjust to fit.

Preparation

Shopping List

5 Sheets 3/4" Plywood or MDF (includes drawers)
3 - 1x12 @ 6 feet long (drawer faces)
6 - 1x10 @ 8 feet long (drawer boxes)
5 - 2x4, 8 feet or stud length
10 - 1x2 @ 8 feet long
2 - 1x3 @ 8 feet long

Common Materials
1 1/4 inch screws
2 inch screws
3 inch screws
1 1/4 inch finish nails
2 inch finish nails
120 grit sandpaper
primer
wood conditioner
paint
paint brush
Cut List

Cutting List for 2 Benches (SAME AS QUEEN)
A) 2 - 3/4" plywood @ 58 1/2" x 15" (back of the benches)
B) 4 - 3/4" Plywood @ 20" x 15" (sides of the benches)
C) 2 - 3/4" Plywood @ 20 x 60" (top of benches)
D) 2 - 3/4" Plywood @ 19 1/4" x 58 1/2" (Shelves)
E) 2 - 3/4" Plywood @ 19 1/4" x 12 1/2" (Cubby Divider)
F) 2 - 1x2 @ 60" (Trim for face of bench, top)
G) 2 - 1x3 @ 60" (Trim for face of bench, bottom)
H) 6 - 1x2 @ 11 3/4" (Trim for face of bench, vertical)
Cutting List to modify one of the benches to a foot bench

Cutting List for the End Bench (Modified for the King)
A) 1 - 3/4" plywood @ 74 1/2" x 15" (back of the benches)
B) 2 - 3/4" Plywood @ 22 3/4" x 15" (sides of the benches)
C) 1 - 3/4" Plywood @ 22 3/4 x 76" (top of benches)
D) 1 - 3/4" Plywood @ 19 1/4" x 74 1/2" (Shelves)
E) 1 - 3/4" Plywood @ 22 3/4" x 12 1/2" (Cubby Divider)
F) 1 - 1x2 @ 76" (Trim for face of bench, top)
G) 1 - 1x3 @ 76" (Trim for face of bench, bottom)
H) 3 - 1x2 @ 11 3/4" (Trim for face of bench, vertical)
I) 2 - 1x2 @ 24 1/4" (Trim for sides of foot bench, top)
J) 2 - 1x3 @ 24 1/4" (Trim for side of foot bench, bottom)
K) 2 - 1x2 @ 11 3/4" (Trim for side of foot bench, back corner)
L) 2 - 1x3 @ 11 3/4" (Trim for side of foot bench, outside front corner)

Cutting List for Center Spacer
M) 2 - 2x4 @ 60" (Sides of the spacer)
N) 6 - 2x4 @ 33" (Joist for the spacer)
O) 1 - 3/4" Plywood @ 36" x 60" (Top of Spacer)

Cutting Instructions

The drawer faces of this piece depend on your 1x10s being 11 1/2" wide. Measure and adjust the height of the bed to fit this measurement. Drawers are designed for undermount slides. If you wish to use side mount slides, adjust the drawer width for the slide clearance (normally 1/2" on each side of the drawer).

Tools
Tape Measure
Speed Square
Pencil
Safety Glasses
Hearing Protection
Kreg Jig
Drill
Circular Saw
Table Saw
Brad Nailer
Power Sander

Instructions

Step 1

You will need to in addition build the two side benches as directed in the Queen plans. For the end bench, attach the back to the sides as shown here.

Step 2

Now add the bottom to the end bench as shown here. Attach on all three sides with 1 1/4" pocket hole screws and glue or 2" screws and glue.

Step 3

Now add the center divider.

Step 4

The top goes on top. This will all be hidden, so go ahead and screw right through the top into the sides, back and dividers.

Step 5

Step 6

The sides will match the face frame trim on the side benches if you trim them out. Use 1 1/4" finish nails and glue.

Step 7

Construct the spacer and use it to attach the three benches (two queen size and the end king). Lay plywood on top or wood slats.

Step 8

Begin constructing the drawers as shown here. Drawers are optional.

Step 9

Add the fronts and backs. Mount the faceless drawer into the bed with undermount slides. The drawer will inset 3/4", giving space for the drawer face (next step).

Step 10

Place the drawer face on the drawer and attach with 1 1/4" snails and glue, leaving an even gap around all sides. Attach handles or knobs as desired.

Comments

BigKahunaFSU

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 17:49

Hey, for your cut list. D & E for the king size end bench correct?

Retorical i guess. Shouldn't it be

D) 1 - 3/4" Plywood @ 22" x 74 1/2"

E) 1 - 3/4" Plywood @22" x 12 1/2"

I'm making my bed and had to fix those.