A DIY bed frame sounded so awesome and SO SCARY to me, for a long time.
Finally, we did it! This DIY platform bed frame is inspired by some of the $1000 – $2000+ beautiful wood bed frames we love. SO, what does it take?
One weekend, $100, and a few simple tools most beginning DIY enthusiasts have!
The process of designing and building our bed is so rewarding, we learned a ton! In this detailed step by step tutorial, I will share with you our free DIY bed frame with headboard building plan, plus everything we have learned in this project:
Part 1: Planning. How to select lumber for strength, work-ability and beauty – SUPER important!
Part 2: Step by step tutorial on how to build a wood bed frame that can be easily disassembled when moving.
Part 3: How to adapt this DIY bed frame plan to any size bed, such as a king bed, a twin bed, with or without headboard, etc.
Part 4: Best natural finishes for your wood bed frame and headboard.
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A little background story: We just spent an entire year sleeping on the floor, like this-
Last summer, prompted by a move, and inspired by this amazing book: The Life-changing Magic of Tidying Up, we decided to embark on an epic decluttering of everything, and only surrounding ourselves with things that spark joy in us.
In a gesture of grand declaration, the first things we let go of were our huge mattresses and box-springs. Oops! …