Simple Built-In Daybed Frame

diy daybed 2x4
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How to build a simple 2x4 daybed with storage underneath that doubles as seating.  Fits standard twin mattress.  Free plans by

simple diy daybed 2x4
simple diy daybed 2x4


And then spanning the top with 2x4s.  





Just build a couple of boxes and put wheels on the bottom,

And then nail drawer faces to the front.

The entire tutorial for this mudroom is here.




simple diy daybed 2x4
Dimensions shown above - fits standard 4" twin mattress, adjust height for thicker mattresses


Shopping List
  • 9 - 2x4 @ 8 feet or stud length
  • 1 - 1x2 @ 4 feet
  • 2-1/2" pocket hole screws
  • 2-1/2" or longer (depending on wall material) screws for attaching daybed to walls
  • 1-1/4" brad nails


Cut List
  • 3 - 2x4 @ 37-3/4"
  • 3 - 2x4 @ 10-1/2"
  • 3 - 1x2 @ 14"
  • 7 - 2x4 @ 75"
Tape Measure
Speed Square
Safety Glasses
Hearing Protection
Kreg Jig
Circular Saw
Brad Nailer
Power Sander


Step 1

Build three legs for a 75" wide daybed.  If you want to span a longer distance, you'll need a leg about every 3 feet to support the 2x4 slats.

Step 2

Attach back cleat to studs in wall with 2-1/2" wood screws.  Then attach legs to the back cleat with pocket hole screws.  One leg must be attached to studs in the wall, preferably both outer legs.  We had a storage box built in in the corner, so attached the second outer leg to the storage box.  This keeps the daybed from racking.

Step 3

Attach slats to legs with 2-1/2" screws.

Exposed ends can be covered in plywood or wood planking to finish out for a nicer look.