This Week in the Shop: A Bed Frame
UPDATE: You can pick up PDF plans for this project at www.woodshopcowboy.com. More plans coming soon!
A little over five weeks ago, a plumbing issue at my residence caused a rather large flood. Since then, my family and I have been staying with relatives. The workshop has been closed for personal projects until further notice.
This weekend, though, I collected enough tools to make this bed frame for my relatives as a I’ve-been-here-five-weeks-and-will-be-for-another-two gift.
The rails are 1x6s with a 1x4s used as the rails on which the bed/box spring sits against. I mounted the legs, from IKEA, using wood screws. All in all, this bed frame cost about $150 in materials versus the $170 for an IKEA boxspring & legs. Not enough savings to make it worthwhile, especially as I’m “factory-fit” challenged.
The bed frame does make a great argument for the use of power tools. I used a miter saw, air nailer & power drill to get this beast together. It took one and a half hours, start to finish (I know, I was racing the sunset). My eldest son watched me from a child-container. The power tools gave me the confidence & ability to finish the project quickly. Just wish they were a guarantee for tight joints.
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Make it safe & keep the rubberside down this week.