It is undeniable that sleep plays an important role in human life. It reduces strain, tiresome of the busy hours provide more energy to start a new day.
There are many factors affecting a quality sleep such as light, noise, air and especially necessary facilities- bed and pillow. It may be easy for us to find the best pillows in the market with reasonable prices but may get some difficulties to choose the suitable bed.
In fact, the price for a bed is not low, and the transportation process is quite complex. So have you thought about building a bed by yourself? Do not worry! Making a bed is easier than what you are thinking . These are some steps to
Standard Queen Bed
You should draw a list of what you need to prepare before starting. You should not forget some items such as Bed rail hangers, wood, wood screws, saw, and other small items.
The set goal is to make a frame that fit a queen-size mattress with a size of 60X80, so we should prepare the length of wood enough to make the bed frame.
Mount the bed rail hangers: The rail hooks is the hardware which is essential in forming a rigid connection between all the rail in the frame. To secure the bed rail hangers to the head post and side-rail, you should carefully check every placement is consistent, especially in all corners.
To buy hangers, you can check online retailers because this product is not familiar in a local shop. There are usually four sets of bed rail hangers in a package. You can buy eight long lag bolts in the place of bed rail hangers to ensure its durability.
Use the support rails. You can screw the support rail to side rail to enhance the durability of the frame. The ideal space of the screw is about 30,5 cm which provides maximum weight support.
Make the support blocks. You can cut a groove into the support beam and block. The wide of the groove should be the 1.5X3,5 slot.
Attach the support block. You can connect each support blocks to foot rail and the center of the head rail by screws.
Connect the rails. In this step, you can connect the rail to the post by bedrail hangers.
Add support beams. To enhance the durability of your bed, you can insert the beam between two support blocks.
insert your plywood mattress surface. You can put the plywood on the support rails and beam and please make sure its size suitable for the inner part of the bed frame. Finally, the mattress can be put mattress to use.
Prepared the necessary materials and supplies. First, you need to have a circular saw, some basic L bracket, MDF or plywood, 3” decking screws and several cuts lumber. Then, You also need to have some lumber with different sizes:
- Pieces of 85" 2x4 2
- Pieces of 67" 2x4 5
- Pieces of 19 3/8 2x4 8
- Pieces of 75" 2x12 2
- Pieces of 57" 2x12 4
Create the basic frame. The pieces of 75″ 2×12 and two pieces of 57’ 2x12s should be connected by the decking screw into 60x 75 box.
Add the base bracers. You can use other pieces 57″ 2×12 to divide the inner space, then use the decking screw the braces into place.
Create the platform frame. In this step, the decking screws can be used to join the 85’ 4x4s and two of the 67’ 2x4s into a 70’x85’ box.
Add the platform bracers. This step is similar to steps five. You can use the pieces of 67’2×4 to divide space of box into 4 section which creates some small squares in the box.
Add the platform supports. Now, you can add the 19the 19 3/8″ 2x4s between the bracers, two of them for a section.
Reinforce the corners and joints. This step can decide them durability of your bed, so do not forget this step. You can use L brackets you connect the inside corner of both the base and platform.
Add the plywood surface. The plywood should be made sure about a suitable size to fit with the base. You may spend two pieces to cover. Besides, attaching the plywood with decking screws also help the screws will not show on an exposed platform.
Paint the bad and enjoy
In conclusion, these are some steps to help you built a bed by yourself. Hope with this article, you get the great information to start your job.