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12 DIY Bed Frame Ideas

A DIY bed frame is very easy to build and will allow you to cheaply and efficiently equip your bedroom with a quality bed. Building your own bed is a great solution for anyone looking to both cut furniture costs and have a little creative fun. Thus, here we have some of the best DIY bed frame ideas to suit any taste.

1. DIY Standard Bed Frame

The simple DIY bed frame is both practical and easy to build. Absolute beginners or people with limited time and resource should certainly consider this option, which though simple, will fulfill its main purpose as well as any other DIY bed frame idea. If you have little carpentry and woodwork experience, this is also a project which you can quickly put together. The assembly process is very easy, perfect for beginners, just follow the complete instructions to ensure a flawless execution.

Level of difficulty: Intermediate
Duration:
 3 days
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2. DIY Floating Bed Frame

Get sophisticated with a DIY floating bed frame, which stands out from other projects by giving the impression that the whole bed is levitating. This can be achieved in two ways: either the bed rests on one single central support, or the bed does not touch the floor at all, being attached solely to the lateral wall. However, the assembly of the “floating” bed is no easy feat and should be done properly in order to ensure your own safety, as well as the integrity of your wall, materials, and other equipment. Study the full assembly procedure before starting.

Level of difficulty: Difficult
Duration:
 4 days
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3. DIY Regal Bed

The DIY regal bed is the project of choice if you’re aiming for an extra-large bed as the centerpiece of your royal bedroom. Similar in concept with the standard DIY bed frame, but much larger, the regal bed will require minimal carpentry skills and much larger parts than the standard frame, as well as a proper tool kit. A team of two is ideally required for this undertaking, due to the size of individual parts which need assembly. However, the whole operation should not amount to anything too complicated if the proper steps are followed.

Level of difficulty: Easy
Duration:
 One day
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4. DIY Bed Frame on Wheels

The DIY bed on wheels is a prime choice for a flexible room arrangement, where furniture can be easily moved around to accommodate varying needs. For instance, the wheeled bed can be pushed aside for engaging in social activities with your friends, if your apartment’s room is limited, only to be set back into place for normal use. Importantly, you should make sure that adequate protection is provided for the floor, in order to prevent damage to the flooring from the wheels.

Level of difficulty: Intermediate
Duration:
 1 day
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5. DIY Bed Frame With Drawers

Take your DYI bed frame to the next level by incorporating a degree of extra utility. As such, you can build a bed frame to accommodate one, or more, storage drawers, which are ideal for storing bed sheets, blankets, and clothes. It’s a practical solution for a practical bedroom. Will require careful measurement in order to determine the exact size of the drawers. The bed will also need to be perfectly straight, to prevent the drawers from opening on themselves, check out the tutorial for more instructions.

Level of difficulty: Difficult
Duration:
 2 days
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6. DIY Platform Bed Frame

This DIY bed frame is simply the best choice for book lovers and for people who enjoy a good read before falling asleep. The design basically consists of a normal bed frame resting on a segmented support base, which becomes a perfect place to store your favorite books. The key element you should consider when assembling this DIY bed frame design is how to manage the contact between the base of the bed and the floor. Study the complete assembly guide for directions.

Level of difficulty: Easy
Duration:
 1 weekend
Materials you need:

  • Wood planks
  • Tool set
  • Bubble level
  • Bed lifts

7. DIY Canopy Bed Frame

The canopy bed used to be a staple element of nobles’ bedrooms. Today, it can be a fun DIY bed frame idea you can put into practice. Building it will require only some experience in woodworking, but the end result can be truly amazing if you do it right. Besides the artistic element of this design, the curtains you can attach later can also serve a practical purpose as a mosquito barrier. Take special care when assembling the canopy, ensuring that it does not destabilize the bed.

Level of difficulty: Intermediate
Duration:
 1 day
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8. DIY Rustic Bed Frame

This hardwood DIY bed frame will make for a great rustic bedroom. The key element of this design is the hardwood used as a primary material. This will also require special care when using nails and screws, to prevent the wood from cracking. Some experience with wood work is thus a good thing to have before engaging in such a DIY project. Working with hardwood pieces will require precise measurements and some skill with some of the tools, especially the sander and saw.

Level of difficulty: Intermediate
Duration:
 1 day
Materials you need:

  • Hardwood planks
  • Orbital sander
  • Cordless drill
  • Circular saw
  • Wood nails and screws

9. DIY King Platform Bed

If space is a crucial trait of your dream bed, this king DIY bed frame is what you need. The main requirements of this project are sturdy materials and careful measurements of each piece, in order to ensure a harmonious inclusion with the rest of the room. The large size of the bad frame will require at least two people to handle and keep the pieces in place during assembly. Extra care should also be paid when preparing the long beams, in order to prevent damaging them, or other stuff around the room.

Level of difficulty: Easy
Duration:
 1 weekend
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10. DIY Japanese Bed Frame

The DIY Japanese bed is as easy as it gets, with the traditional frame consisting of a simple wooden board placed directly on the floor. More advanced designs are still characterized by a very low frame profile, with the mattress as close to the floor as possible. A great minimalist solution, for warm houses, that is! Check out this complete guide on how to build a Japanese bed.

11. DIY Bed Frame With Floating Nightstands

This DIY bed frame is special due to its stands, which are attached directly to the frame. They allow for storage space very close to your sleeping space, ideal for holding a glass of water or some books, while not impeding you vacuuming/cleaning the floor around your bed. In addition, it will also give your bed an artistic look. During the assembly, pay special attention to properly bolting the night stands. Check our how to make it in this tutorial!

Level of difficulty: Intermediate
Duration:
 2 days
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12. DIY Tall Wooden Headboard Bed Frame

This DIY bed frame is defined by the very large headboard, which also includes slots for two lamps. It is an old-school design that will surely satisfy vintage furniture aficionados. In addition, it is quite easy to build and it will cost only a tiny fraction of what a furniture seller would charge. Read the complete assembly guide here.

Level of difficulty: Easy
Duration:
 One day
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Bottom Line

Regardless of whether it’s a simple DIY bed frame or a marvelous DIY bed with a canopy, these easy handmade projects will allow you to equip your bedroom at a fraction of what it would cost you if you bought everything at a furniture shop. If you are ready for more bedroom DIYs then roll up your sleeves and take a look at our DIY room divider ideas that are affordable and very easy!

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