This step by step diy project is about queen storage bed frame. If you want to build a beautiful and stylish queen storage size bed frame but also create additional storage space, we recommend you to check out the instructions described in the article. Adjust the size of the components with great care and lock them together by using waterproof glue and galvanized screws following the instructions.
It is essential to choose the right materials before starting the construction and the assembly of the storage bed frame. As you will see in the project, you need to choose durable lumber with a nice appearance, such as pine, cedar or redwood. Make sure the components are in a good visual condition and choose professional tools when adjusting their size. Take accurate measurements and join the components with glue and screws. See all my Premium Plans HERE.
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- A – 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 22″x15 1/4″ long, 1 piece – 22″x55 3/4″ long, 1 piece – 12 3/4″x22″ long, 1 piece – 22″x57 1/4″ long, 1 piece – 16″ x 57 1/4″ long 2xSIDE UNIT
- B – 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 22″x15 1/4″ long, 1 piece – 12 3/4″x22″ long, 1 piece – 22 3/4″x60″ long, 1 piece – 15 1/4″ x 60″ long FRONT UNIT
- C – 7 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 11 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 57 1/4″ long FRAME
- D – 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 14 1/2″x57 1/4″ long SUPPORT
- E – 1 pieces of 1×2 – 61 1/2” long, 12 pieces – 12” long, 2 pieces – 80” long, 2 pieces of 1×3 – 80” long, 1 piece – 61 1/2″ long, 1 piece of 1×1 – 12” long TRIMS
- F – 1 pieces of 3/4” plywood – 19 “x 26 3/4” long, 2 pieces of 3/4” plywood – 10″x 28 1/4” long, 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 10″x19 3/4″ long, 1 piece – 11 3/4″x28 3/4” long 2xDRAWER
- 3 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8 ft
- 5 pieces of 1×2 lumber – 8 ft
- 3 pieces of 1×3 lumber – 8 ft
- 1 piece of 1×1 lumber – 1 ft
- 3 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 4’x8′
- 2 1/2″ screws
- 1 1/4″ screws
- wood putty, wood stain
Hammer, Tape measure, Framing square
Miter saw, Drill machinery, Screwdriver, Sander
Building a queen size storage bed frame
The first step of the woodworking project is to build the side units for the storage bed. As you can easily notice in the diagram, we recommend you to build the components out of 3/4″ plywood. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the bottom components and of the partition. Drill pocket holes along the top of the side components.
Make sure the edges are flush and check if the corners are right-angled. Add glue to the joints and remove the excess with a damp cloth.
Build the top component out of 3/4″ plywood and fit it to the structure, as described in the diagram. Lay the piece of plywood on top of the structure and make sure the corners are square and the edges perfectly flush. Add glue to the joints and insert 1 1/4″ screws into the top.
Continue the job by attaching the back for the side storage units. Cut the component out of 3/4″ plywood and secure it to the structure by using glue and 1 1/4″ galvanized screws. Align the edges with great care and leave no gaps between them.
Building the front storage unit is simple, if you use the same techniques described above. Cut the components for the storage bed out of 3/4″ plywood and assemble the front storage unit, as in the diagram.
Drill pocket holes at both ends of the bottom component and at both ends of the partition. Drill pocket holes along the top of the sides. Lock them together with 1 1/4″ screws, after checking if the corners are square.
Attach the 3/4″ plywood to the back of the front storage unit, as described in the diagram. Align the edges with attention and plumb the sides with a spirit level. Make sure the corners are right-angled and the edges flush before inserting the galvanized screws.
Attach the top to the front unit, as in the free plans. Align the component into place, making sure the edges are flush one with another. Leave no gaps between the components and insert 1 1/4″ screws through the sides into the top to lock everything tightly.
Next, you need to assemble the frame that will hold the storage units together locked tightly. In order to get a professional result, we recommend you to build the components out of 2×4 lumber. Smooth the cut ends with sandpaper and remove the residues.
Top Tip: Drill pocket holes at both ends of the short components and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the rim components. Make sure the corners are right-angled and add glue to the joints.
Next, fit the trims to the front face of the storage bed. Cut the trims out of 1×1, 1×2 and 1×3 lumber. Cut the components at the right size and secure them to the structure by using finishing nails and waterproof glue.
Top Tip: Drill pocket holes at both ends of the vertical components and secure them to the top and bottom trims. Insert 1 1/4″ galvanized screws to lock the trims together tightly.
Next, attach the trims to the sides of the queen storage bed. Cut the components at the right size and secure them to the structure as described in the diagram. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the vertical trims and secure them to the top and bottom trims.
Locking the side storage units to the front storage unit is a straight-forward process, as you need to fit the frame between them and lock them tightly together. Place the frame 3/4″ under the surface of the bed frame and insert 2″ screws through the frame into the storage units.
Use a spirit level to check if the frame is horizontal, before inserting the screws into place. Add glue to the joints and leave no gaps between the components.
Fit a 3/4″ plywood piece to the middle frame, in order to create a level surface. Make sure the surface is plane and lock the piece into place by using several galvanized screws.
One of the last steps of the woodworking project is to build the drawers for the storage bed. Therefore, build the components out of 3/4″ plywood using the information described in the diagram. As you can easily notice in the plans, you should drill pocket holes along the edges of the bottom and at both ends of the side components.
Afterwards, lock the components together by inserting 1 1/4″ screws and add glue to the joints. Make sure the corners are right-angled and leave no gaps between the components.
Fit the drawers into the opening and secure them to the sides with 3/8″ slides. Make sure the drawers open and close easily before attaching the faces to the drawers. There should be a gap of 1/8″ around the face of the drawer.
Secure the drawer to the dace using screws and waterproof glue. In addition, fit a handle to the face of the drawer, making sure it is centered. Repeat the process for the other drawer.
One of the last steps of the woodworking project is to take care of the finishing touches. Therefore, fill the pilot holes with wood putty and smooth the surface with 120-grit sandpaper.
Top Tip: In order to protect the lumber from water damage, we recommend you to cover the components with several coats of paint. Place the wooden bed in a proper location and move it whenever necessary.
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Trying to make this bed frame. Got everything cut and realized that the plans made no sense. They have you cut the sides of the drawers way to big for the bottom. Had to readjust that. Then as I am sitting here figuring out what needs to be sanded before I assemble the side units/front unit, there is a board that was not even in the cut list. Last time I take a plans word without checking it ahead of time. This is a joke!! Off to get another piece of 3/4″ plywood at $20+ a pop just to cut this last board that wasn’t included. Hopefully after I get that cut, the drawers actually fit into the darn thing!!