Remember the DIY West Elm-inspired queen bed I built for my daughter? Well, you guys have been asking for the full size bed plans and I just want to thank you for your patience with me! The plans are now available! Woohoo!
Here’s the full photo tutorial on how to build and finish this bed.
Be sure to tag me (@jenwoodhouse or #jenwoodhouse) if you build this bed, so I can see your handiwork! Good luck and happy building!
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Hello! I am excited because I am definitely doing this in the oncoming months. I just have a few questions. Is it possible that you could maybe add an additional piece of plywood above the slats in the middle of this bed? Or could you remove the slats and just do plywood instead? Will it compromise anything else with this plan? Will I need a box frame? I need solid support.
Yes, you can support the mattress with either plywood or slats. If you have a box spring, you really don’t need that much support, since your box spring is supporting your mattress. You simply would need cleats to hold the box spring in place. I attached the slats for my daughter’s bed even though she has a box spring, but I’m finding that all those slats aren’t necessary. If you don’t use a box spring, then I’d recommend slats or plywood to support the mattress. Hope that helps! Good luck and happy building!
I need the full size plans? Do you have those as well?
Yes, the link to the plans is in this post.
Hi do you have the king bed plans to this?
Yes, you’ll find the plans here: https://gumroad.com/jenwoodhouse
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Hey nice post. I hope it’s alright that I shared this on my FB,
if not, no worries just let me know and I’ll delete it.
Regardless keep up the good work.
This is beautiful! However, you might want to change the image that says “Free plans and tutorial.” The plans are available at a cost, right? Or am I missing something?
Thanks Sarah! Yes, the plans were free for the first year but are now available for purchase.
Did you apply anything to the slats before you stained them? Like a conditioner?
No, I didn’t apply a wood conditioner – just the stain and finish!
Martha Wallace says
I am in the process of making my grandson your bed with a few adjustments. Mt question is what kind of glue did you use for the headboard slats. Wood glue or construction adhesive. I was going to use the wood glue but thought I should ask and I also plan on using my small brad nailer to attach them as well. Love the look of the bed and so does my grandson.
Thanks for your note! I used wood glue. Best of luck!
Can you give a resource for good Metal Bed Rail Brackets? There are so many options, Thanks
Here’s the link to the ones I bought: https://amzn.to/2XnqCOD
Hope that helps!
Hello! About to hold this bed. If I do not want to use a box spring, do I place the slats “higher” on the inside?