Build a panel bed with moulding - plans by Ana-White.com
5 - 2x4 @ 8 feet long
2 - 1x4 @ 10 feet long
1 - sheet 3/4" plywood or MDF
1 - 1x3 @ 4 feet long
2 - 1x boards for siderails, 75" long (can be 1x12, 1x10 etc)
5-1/4" base moulding
HEADBOARD CUT LIST
2 - 2x4 @ 72-1/2"
1 - 2x4 @ 35"
2- 1x4 @ 35"
1 - 3/4" plywood 48" x 35"
1 - 2x4 @ 46"
Crown and moulding cut to fit
FOOTBOARD CUT LIST
1 - 1x3 @ 43"
2 - 1x4 @ 27"
2 - 1x4 @ 35"
1 - 3/4" plywood 35" x 25-1/4"
Mouldings (all 5-1/4" base moulding) cut to fit
2 - 1x boards (shown at 1x12 size)
2 - 2x4s @ 75"
Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. It is also advisable to review the Getting Started Section. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain. Be safe, have fun, and ask for help if you need it. Good luck!
Start by attaching top to two legs.
Then attach the two 1x4 boards, flush to front.
Now attach panel to legs and top, and also screw to 1x4 boards.
Next, attach header to top of headboard.
Add crown moulding around top of headboard.
Build frame for footboard as shown above, using 3/4" pocket holes and 1-1/4" pocket hole screws.
Attach panel to back.
Apply moulding to base and inside panel. Nail and glue moulding to panel.
Attach cleats to inside of bed rails. The bed can be used with a box spring or wood slats (1x or 2x boards cut to width of inside (39") can be screwed to the cleats. The cleats can be screwed to the siderails at different heights depending on your mattress/box spring size.
IMPORTANT: Due to the size of this headboard, it is recommended that you attach to a stud in the wall behind headboard to prevent forward tipping.
It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed.