How to Build a Full Size Bed Frame
Building a simple full-size bed frame is a project you can finish in a single afternoon, provided you have the tools and lumber on hand. Even with a trip to your local home-improvement center, you can have a new bed in a day. These plans are for a simple platform frame, but you can add headboard, footboard and other embellishments as you see fit.
Lay the beams in a rectangle with the short beams inside the long beams. Screw them in place with two screws per corner, drilled through the side of the long beam into the center of the end of the short beam.
Lay the plywood on top of the frame. Screw it in place with one screw at each corner and one screw at the center of each side.
Set a post in one corner of the frame, in the angle formed by two beams. Screw it to the plywood sheet with two screws set diagonally. Screw through the plywood into the end of the post.
Repeat step three to complete the other three corners.
Things You Will Need
- 1 plywood sheet, 1/2-by-53-by-75 inches
- 2 pine beams, 2-by-4-by-75 inches
- 2 pine beams, 2-by-4-by-50 inches
- 4 posts, 6-by-6-by-12 inches
- Power drill
- Box of wood screws, 3 inches long
- If you want to paint your bed frame, sand and paint it before assembling the bed. Once you've built the bed, add touch-up paint over the head of each screw and over any scrape or chip that happened during construction.