Published by semut02 at Monday, October 15th 2018 01:24:06 AM under Bedding
There are certain pieces of furniture in a house that are essential and one of these is a bed. It doesn’t matter what kind of bed, be it single, double, Queen or even King-sized, but the fact of the matter is, everybody sleeps on a bed of some type for usually for a good 6-8 hours every day. With a piece of furniture so essential to everyday living, wouldn’t it be great if you could save the high cost of buying this bed by learning how to make one for yourself using woodworking bed plans.
Well there’s no reason why you can’t do this nowadays as there are a multitude of woodworking plans on the market allowing you to create any manner of bespoke furniture items for your house. In this article we’ll quickly run through the process for creating a bed from scratch using woodwork plans, so that you too can make a saving on a bed of your design. Now obviously this quick run through is designed to explain the straightforward nature of building a bed from simple materials, but as you progress in confidence you’ll be able to change elements in any set of plans and create a unique piece of furniture.
Attach the sideboards to the headboard and footboard using small screws and some wood adhesive, being careful not to crack the wood by using screws which are too big. Next we do the outer trims, which should again be cut using the same dimensions as the bed. Attach these to the bed frame. Now we move on to the slats which add stability to the bed. Cut a dozen of these pieces and attach them between the sideboards at regular even intervals. These can be screwed to the bed frame using small screws. If you have small joint cracks you can apply some of the filler/adhesive/spackle you bought to fill these in. Always perform a strength check at this point as any inherent weaknesses will be amplified at the finished stage by loose joints or cracked wood during the building process.