Published by semut02 at Saturday, October 06th 2018 06:57:49 AM under Bedding
If we take a Queen-sized bed as standard, the dimensions measure eight by four feet. Take a piece of MDF and build the headboard first, this should measure four feet in width to match the bed frame, but the height is up to you, although we would suggest two to three feet in height. After you have your headboard it is time to build the sides and footboard, also by using MDF. Depending on the look of your bed, you could design the footboard along similar lines to the headboard dimension wise, as long as it also measures four feet in width. The sideboards should obviously be eight feet in length. By utilising a powered jigsaw, the above steps should be quick and painless and if you’re feeling fancy you can even cut the top and tail boards to include curved edges. Use your sand/emery paper or sanding machine to smooth out any rough edges.
Since platform beds don’t have a box spring, the space underneath the bed can be used for storage. You can add drawers under the bed to maximize the room’s storage potential and also to help keep the room clutter-free. This is a useful feature in a kid’s bedroom to keep their toys and other things organized. Bunk beds are also among the popular choices when it comes to beds for kids. Most children love bunk beds particularly the top bunk. It is exciting for them to sleep high from the ground and some are even designed like a fortress to make it even more exciting for the child. This type of bed is also a practical choice if you want your kids to share a room and the room cannot accommodate separate beds for your children. Like platform beds, today’s bunk bed designs also come with storage features, allowing you to maximize the available space in the room for storage.
If we start by taking a look at the wood, we would advise using MDF (medium density fibreboard) for the bed as this will give it an overall strength. For your army of tools you’ll require saws, sanding machines or paper and ideally a jigsaw plus nail gun, although obviously you can start with the more manual tools like a simple hammer, but you will find a small investment in tools will make all of your woodwork projects much easier time and effort wise. Don’t forget other sundries including nails, screws, adhesives, filler and spackle to cover over thin cracks in the wood joints.