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There are very few furniture projects that can pay off as big as building your own bed. For us it’s a symbol of your effort supporting your relaxation. Reader Blitzcat has just completed his bed frame for the homestead, and it looks sweet.

Blitzcat went for the complete functionality approach of ply instead of expensive hardwoods, which is both a practical and cheaper solution. Also, it looks great thus far. Add a mattress and slide a few draws for storage underneath, and Blitz will have a great bed and tons of space to store what my other half affectionately refers to as “crap” — nicely done.

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8 Responses to From The Flickr Pool: DIY Bed Frame

  1. Chris says:

    Like it. A lot. Been thinking about doing something like this myself. I don’t suppose anyone’s got a link to some plans…


  2. BC says:

    I’d love to do something like this on my own, but my wifey wouldn’t settle for ply, and I don’t have the talent or patience to build something mission-style that would pass her (and my) muster.

  3. blitzcat says:

    Hi, I can weight in on the plans. I bought them for a couple dollars from knottyplans, and they saved me a lot of planning time. The plans are very clear, and the cutting guides helped me motor through the seven sheets of ply for the bed and the drawers.

    However, this project was one of my biggest ever planning failures. I was kind of horrified when I got the plans and realized all the necessary tools I lacked: table saw, router, etc. I got bailed out by my new father in law, who had a lot of experience, time, tools.

  4. Michael says:

    I like this. I have been trying to stop one of our dogs from getting under the bed-

    Plans—isn’t this a box with cubbyholes. Buy a couple tracks for drawers and …
    of course plans can’t hurt.

  5. blitzcat says:

    I’m headed to the basement now to finish the drawers…

  6. Rebecca says:

    love to try just need the plan

  7. Bill says:

    Any chance you can share plan for this bed. It is exactly what we need at our cabin.

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