The clean lines of modern bed designs frame create a simple, low-stress feel to the bedroom. You can spend lots of money buying slabs of wood to set your bed on, or you can spend an afternoon building your own. Beginning woodworkers should be able to complete this project without assistance, and experienced do-it-yourselfers can knock this bed out in about an hour. These plans will build a queen-size bed. Adjust the lumber dimensions for smaller or larger mattresses.
Steps of Making Modern Bed Designs
As usual, for beginning the project you should prepare all the things you need. These are what you should have to build modern bed designs:
- 4 beams, 2 by 6 by 80 inches
- 20 strips, 1 by 4 by 60 inches
- Sandpaper (rough grit and fine grit)
- Paint or stain
- Painting supplies
- 80 wood screws, 2 inches long
- Power drill with screwdriver bits
- Queen-size mattress (box spring optional)
After all the materials are ready, start your job by sanding all faces of your lumber with rough grit sandpaper. Sand one face of each strip a second time, using fine grit sandpaper. Then, apply one coat of paint or stain to all faces of your lumber. Allow the pieces to dry.
After that, lay the four beams side by side, parallel and with their ends aligned. The outside edges of the outermost beams should be 60 inches apart. The mid-lines of the innermost beams should be 15 inches from each other and 15 inches from the mid-lines of the nearest exterior beam. All four beams should rest on the narrow, 2-inch wide face.
Go to the next step; lay one strip across the four beams, sanded side up, running perpendicular to the line of the beams. The outside edge of the strip should lie flush with the ends of the beams. Screw it in place by driving one screw through the strip and into the mid-line of each beam below. Next, lay the next strip down, sanded side up, flush alongside the one you placed in previous step. Screw it in place to each beam as you did in previous step.
Repeat those steps to lay all of the other strips down, covering the beams with the final strip you screw in place. Apply a second coat of paint to the top faces of your strips. The final thing to do you may lay the mattress on top of your frame. Modern bed designs are nifty little sleeping contraption that puts your sleeping quarters 5 or 6 feet off the ground. Underneath a modern bed is an especially nice place to place a desk or a set of drawers. If your living place is desperately in need of more functional area, then consider making such a piece of furniture to make your room for functional.