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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.
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.