Chestwick Platform Bed - Queen Size
Free plans to build this bed! It's easy and made of solid wood! Check out the plans!
4 – 4” tall Furniture Feet
8 – 3/4" x 3/4" moulding, 8 feet long (if you can, 4 of the 8 can be 6 feet long)
2 – 2x8 @ 8 feet long
1 – 2x8 @ 12 feet long (cut in half)
3 – 2x4 @ 8 feet long
8 – 1x3 @ 8 feet long
Wood slats or box spring
Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. It is also advisable to review the Getting Started Section. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain. Be safe, have fun, and ask for help if you need it. Good luck!
2 – 2x8 @ 63”
2 – 2x8 @ 80”
3 – 2x4 @ 80”
4 – 1x3 @ 80”
4 – 1x3 @ 65”
4 – 3/4" x 3/4" moulding @ 63” (shortest point, both ends mitered at 45 degrees off square)
4 – 3/4" x 3/4" moulding @ 83” (shortest point, both ends mitered at 45 degrees off square)
Okay! What we do here is just build a big box. But you have to make sure the box is square. So take diagonals and make sure they match. And if they don't, force them to match.
This bed was put together using a Kreg Jig. Use 1 1/2" Pocket Holes and 2 1/2" PH screws for building the frame.
These are the supports for the mattresses. With a queen size, you will need a center support as well.
Now we just trim the sides.
And the front and back.
NOTE: If you are planning on pushing this bed all the way against the headboard wall, you may wish to swap out the 1x3 on the headboard side for 1x2s. This will minimize the gap between the mattress and the wall behind the bed.
Finally, cut moulding to fit and nail and glue down.
NOTE: If you chose to use 1x2s on the headboard side, omit moulding on that side, cutting side moulding square and flush to back.
Attach legs as instructed by the leg manufacturer.
And we also have the matching headboard plans up too!