How To Make Custom Beds
Custom beds – Instead of spending money on an expensive bed frame, make your own simple platform frame to use with king size bed. King beds are the largest mattress option, about 80 inches in length and 76 inches wide. Making your own bed frame is not as difficult as it sounds and with some tools you can make your frame in a couple of hours. When you make the frame, dress it with the sheets for a finished look
You will need:
Since each sheet is 4 out of 8, you can cut the four frame pieces out of one sheet, the panels out the other sheet and the plywood bed base of the remaining two sheets. Cut pieces for the bed frame from plywood with a circular saw. Because there is a custom bed, you need two pieces 80 inches long and 6 inches wide and two pieces 76 inches long and 6 inches wide to fill the field frame. Cut all four parts of a plywood sheet.
Mount the four pieces to make a rectangular shaped frame and nail each corner along with a hammer and finishing nails. Custom beds can also use a nail gun if you have to mount the frame faster. To ensure boards are secure, attach nails to the top and bottom corners at a 45 degree angle to connect all boards. The width measurements of the inside planks will vary depending on the thickness of the wood you choose so measure before cutting for a proper fit. To measure, place the tape on the inside of the longest part of the frame and measure over to the opposite side. Cut your board supports this measurement on the second sheet of plywood.