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Double bed plan

Bill of materials
The bill of materials below assumes all the lumber is of good quality. You should buy extra wood to be able to leave out pieces with defects in them, as construction lumber is often full of ugly defects. Generally, its best to buy wider pieces of lumber and rip them into narrower pieces. You end up with higher quality lumber that way, as smaller pieces of lumber are cut from the smallest trees and are prone to warpage.

and cut the appropriate sized parts from those. For making the posts For headboard top horizontal. and footboard top horizontal Supports for slats on side rails For slats (cut two slats from each one) For cutting dowels from. Overview .Part 2x8 x 8' 2x8 x 12' 2x3 x 8' 2x10 x 8' 2x2 x 8' 2x4 x 12' 3/4" dowel 2. Buy enough lengths to get 6' For mounting side rails For screwing slat supports onto side rails At least 100 ml of wood glue.5" #10 wood screw Wood glue Quantity Used for 2* 1* 3* 3* 2 6 6' 24 10 100ml Side rails Bottom horizontal for headboard and footboard. * It may be better to buy six 2x10x8' instead of the parts marked with an asterisk.5" #10 wood screw 2.

Headboard .Cross section Note how the slats rest on the ledge on the inside of the side rails. A rabbet in the end of the slats ensures that not too much height is used up by the slats.


. and drilling the hole through both parts at once from the outside.The holes for the dowels are best drilled by clamping the horizontal and the post together. as shown below.

If you who prefer to stick their feet off the end of the bed. and make the posts just 18" long. just shorter. leave out the top horizontal part.Footboard The foot board is nearly the same as the head board. .

Make 12 slats. The purpose of these blocks is to keep he slats from sliding around.5" support rail for the slats onto the main part of the rail. Its best to glue and screw the 1.5"x1.75" long. each 53. Slats Cut the slats from 2x4 lumber. .Bed rail The bed rail has a series of blocks on the ledge to support the slats. to make sure that it's attached solidly.

and are only held in place by gravity. .Final assembly Bed frames are designed to be taken apart for moving. The blocks on the bed rails prevent them from sliding around. Unscrewing the side rails to move this bed. The slats are placed between the bed rails.