How to Build a Bed Frame – 22 Plans and Ideas

by craftmin | December 24, 2017

Sweet dreams make for sweet projects as our bedrooms become increasingly more a place of private refuge than merely a place to sleep. Our beds have become havens of comfort, and what can be more comforting than a sturdy bed frame that can both hold the weight of our bodies and our minds. How to build a bed frame that pleases not only the eye but can serve its true purpose?  Take a look at our great list of ideas and plans on how to build your perfect bed.  This is the stuff that dreams are made of. Sleep tight!

How to Build a Bed Frame – Free Plans

(1) Driven by Drawers

how to build a bed frame

I love drawers.  You love drawers.  We love drawers and everything we can put in them.  That is why we love this bed.  It looks and feels comfy. It’s massive and sturdy and draws the eye.  It is such a style statement.  And it has ample drawers.  It’s being in love with furniture.  Consider me seduced by these drawers.

Source: Love at First Sight: Platform Bed with Drawers

(2) Creative Bed Space

how to build a bed frame

Ikea shelves as beds?  Why not! In the world of Ikea, everything is possible. Perfect as a children’s bed, the bed frame is just totally a kid’s dream come true.  Amply storage for toys. Perfect place for hiding. Right height for climbing. This is a bed that can also grow with your kid.

Source: How to Build a Bed Frame Using Ikea Shelves

(3)  King of Comfort

how to build a bed frame

There is definitely something to be said about sleeping on a king-sized bed.  It’s roomy, spacious and the freedom of just being able to roll around without fear of falling is simply exhilarating. This is this bed. You can build this bed and enjoy all the space that you need and more.  Next, buy a very comfortable mattress and watch your bed become a haven for people to cozy up and snuggle in.

Source: King Size Bed Frame  Inspires King Size Bed Frame

(4) Easy Does It Platform Bed Frame

how to build a bed frame

Platform beds are so trendy they have become ubiquitous. Ashley built this bed for her then 11-year old son and he could not stop bragging how his mom built his ultra-cool bed.  Of course Ashley was going more for sturdiness but the sturdy and rustic appeal is just there for everyone to see. Best of all, the price!

Source: How to Build an Easy and Sturdy Bed Frame

(5) Upholstered Luxury Within Budget

how to build a bed frame

A beautiful luxurious upholstered bed that cost $2,500 inspired this DIY and that’s how we ended up with a free fow to build a bed frame that is pure sumptuous appeal. Moreover, total cost not including the coffee breaks (and get some DIY coffee mug ideas) – a really surprised $278.  It might have increased some with inflation and everything, but I doubt if it’s going to break the bank nor a $1000 ceiling.

Source: How to Build an Upholstered Bed

(6) Wooden Wonder

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This is your basic bed frame and it’s amazing by itself with its style and sturdiness.  But that amazing wooden headboard that is just a complete rustic beauty?  Yes, we are completely sold to the idea and the plans. Include the lighting too.

Source: DIY Bed Frame With Wooden Headboard

(7) Upcycle from Spring to Upholstered

how to build a bed frame

Looks are luxurious but this is one budget-friendly bed which has been upcycled. being gorgeous need not be expensive and comfort need not be dull. With small master bedroom ideas you can check, it is easy to see that this bed is also a perfect fit.

Source: Spring Bed to Platform Bed

(8) Boating in Dreams

how to build a bed frame

A child’s lovely dream-inspired bed – a boat to sail the night sky and into the sweetest of dream.

Source: How to Build a Bed Frame Shaped Like a Boat

 (9) Kingly State

how to build a bed frame

King-sized beds are the ultimate and this bed surely fits it. With all the detailed work – handmade trims and decorative accents, this bed is indeed made for a king.

Source: ShantyChic’s King Bed Frame

 (10) How to Build a Bed Frame Using Pallets

how to build a bed frame

This was more a project of necessity rather than aesthetic or taste.  With the dearth of a bed frame, making use of the nearly ready-made shipping pallets that are just so perfect to be repurposed as bed frame. However, be mindful of certain things when using pallets.  Use a sealant when repurposing wooden pallets and it would be quite helpful in the long-term to know what the pallet was originally used for.

Back to the great thing about pallets is that it is already pre-cut.  Moreover, they are really cheap.  If you are on a budget, go for pallet wood.

Source: Pallet Bed Frames and a Pallet Bed

 (11) Stylish Pipe Dream

how to build a bed frame

A modern and stylish bed made from pipes? Why not? Moreover, you will be cutting costs as you are expanding your options when it comes to sizes and styling. Store-bought materials will probably cost you $300 (but still extremely cheap when you think that this is a custom-made and very stylish and sturdy bed).  The price will definitely go way down if you use repurposed lumber and pipe, way down to $120.

Additionally, you can also go for pipe bed kits which are still significantly cheaper than wooden ones.  Finally, just determine the size of your mattress and you are good to go with your pipes. Also, you can use metal fixtures too to connect the bed frame. Stylish sleek lines that call to the sleeper in you.

Source: How to Build a Bed Made of Pipes

 (12) King of Platform Beds

how to build a bed frame

It’s not just the size but the psychological comfort of having a bed so big you won’t fall over. Moreover, the plans for this bed are free and have been recently updated. Tip: Because of the immense size of a king bed, remember that support is everything.  Don’t skip or skimp on building under-supports for your bed frame.

Source: How to Build a King-size Platform Bed Frame

(13) Ikea Hack Bed

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It’s a cabinet. No, it’s a bed. It’s an Ikea cabinet.  Then it definitely can be a bed.  Welcome to the wonderful world of Ikea hacks where the Swedish furniture company is as  multi-purpose as wood. This bed frame are simply doorless Ikea cabinets and they are as stylish as they are steady.

Source: Use Ikea Cabinets as Bed Frames

(14) Floating and Fancy-Free

how to build a bed frame

More than just a bed frame, this bed has floating nightstands that are very utilitarian in purpose.  Moreover, with its $400 cost, this bed with its ample underneath storage has already shown its true worth.  Comfortable purposefulness in your bed.  And with the costs, this is super slumber indeed.

Source: How to Build a Bed Frame with Floating Nightstands

(15) Four-day Floating Bed

how to build a bed frame

The trick to our floating bed is to have the bed’s base smaller than the top frame.  Also, by adding lighting underneath, the sense of floating in space is emphasized. Not too handy with the electrical stuff?  Nothing to worry about; simply use a 24-foot LED light rope. Moreover, in the assembly for this bed frame, the headboard was built last. The building and assembly took four days, hence the title.

Source: Floating Bed

(16) Room-winning Bed

how to build a bed frame

This bed not only make a definite style statement, but it holds the design of the room perfectly together. made from reclaimed wood, the bed is everything we would love in a DIY project – within budget, beautiful, purposeful, and upcycled.

Source: Reclaimed DIY Accent Bed

(17) Easy Style Cheap Costs

how to build a bed frame

You want this beautiful bed and it costs $1600.  What do you do next?  Well, you make your own DIY bed frame and you do it with effortless style and panache.  Moreover, you do it all for $270 and cackle your way to the bank.

Source: How to Build a Cheap but Stylish Bed Frame

(18) How to Build a Bed Frame with Amenities

how to build a bed frame

How to build a bed frame that is sturdy and has integrated power sockets and lighting – all costing less than $1000?  Impossible? Nope, it isn’t with this DIY wooden bed frame that will wow you with all the amenities.  Though made with pine, with two kinds of stain application. The first is a dark stain and then a diluted water-based gloss. So you get the look of a grand bed without the multi-grand price.

Source: How to Build a Bed Frame with Lighting

(19) Rustic Restfulness

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Romance and rustic seem perfect together like ham and egg.

Source: DIY Romantic Bed

(20) Cleverly Crafty Platform Bed

how to build a bed frame

We love this platform bed not only because of the spare modern design but for the ample storage underneath.

Source: DIY Platform Bed

(21) Sweet Details

how to build a bed frame

The devil may be in the details, but for this bed frame it’s all sweet and sundry. First, they have that attach plank to stabilize the front legs. Second, the plans that helped make this bed is adjustable to fit the size you need.  Aren’t those amazing details?

Source: Wholly White Bed Frame

(22) Massive Beauty

how to build a bed frame

This is one massive bed with ample “kick under the bed” space. Moreover, look at that gorgeous headboard made from a salvaged door.  Rustic charm at its best, repurposing with real aesthetics. But this bed has a big secret.  It looks very heavy, but it’s quite easy to move around.  A tip in building this bed: Because it was made with a lot of leg supports for extra-studiness, it was built upside-down so might need some help turning it over when you are done with the legs. You can also partner your bed with these stylish pillows.

Source: How to Build a Bed Frame and a Salvaged Door Headboard

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