Simple Bed, Full Size

Submitted by Ana White on Sun, 02/14/2010 - 23:05
Difficulty
Intermediate
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About Project

Think you need special tools to build a slatted mission style bed? Think again. This beautiful solid wood bed is made from standard 2x4s and other dimensional lumber and is cleverly put together without any specialized woodworking tools. This rustic design can work in both a girls or boys room, and can also be converted into a bunk and even a twin over full bunk.

Dimensions
66 1/2" x 82" x 32"

Preparation

Shopping List

2- 4x4 @ (8') 

5- 1x4 @ (8') 
2- 1x3 @ (8') 
1- 1x2 @ (8') 
7- 1x6 @ (8') 
4- 2x4 @ (8') 
15- 2x2 @ (8') Optional could use plywood for these
Common Materials
2 inch screws
3 inch screws
120 grit sandpaper
primer
wood conditioner
paint
paint brush
Cut List

Cut List for the Headboard
2 – 4×4 Posts @ 41″ (Legs)
9 – 1×4 @ 31 1/2″ (Slats)
16 – 1×3 @ 5 1/2″ (Middle Spacers)
4 – 1×2 @ 5 1/2″ (End Spacers)
4 – 1×6 @ 54 1/2″ (Trim, cut to measurements)
1 – 2×4 @ 66 1/2″ (Header)
Cut List for the Footboard
2 – 4×4 Posts @ 31″ (Legs)
9 – 1×4 @ 21 1/2″ (Slats)
16 – 1×3 @ 5 1/2″ (Middle Spacers)
4 – 1×2 @ 5 1/2″ (End Spacers)
4 – 1×6 @ 54 1/2″ (Trim, cut to measurements)
1 – 2×4 @ 66 1/2″ (Header)

Cut List for Siderails and Slats

2 – 1×6 @ 75″ (Side Rails)
2 – 2×4 @ 76 1/4″ (Cleats)
25 – 2×2 @ 54 1/2″ (Bedroll Slats)

Tools
Tape Measure
Speed Square
Pencil
Hammer
Safety Glasses
Hearing Protection
Kreg Jig
Drill
Circular Saw
Power Sander
General Instructions

Because this plan is essentially the same as the twin sized simple bed, I am recommend reviewing the directions for the twin sized simple bed and following those directions. In this plan, I will give you modifided cut list and additional diagrams to help you successfully complete a full sized simple bed.
This bed will fit a mattress measuring 54″ x 75″

Instructions

Step 1

Headboard and Footboard. Build the headboard and footboard as directed in the twin sized plans, expect you will need to use the cut list and diagram above to change dimensions to the full size.

Step 2

Headers. The headers will be attached in the same manner as the headers for the twin sized.

Step 3

Side Rails and Cleats. Fasten the side rail to the cleat, as directed above. Use 2 1/2″ screws. Center the siderail on the cleat, with a 5/8″ overhang on either end. To attach the cleats to the footboard and headboard, predrill and use 3 1/2″ screws to screw into the legs through the ends of the cleats.

Step 4

Bedroll slats. If you do not have a boxspring, you can lay slats on top of the cleats as directed above. You will need to screw in place. If you do have a box spring, the boxspring will rest on top of the cleats.

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