Rustic Storage Bed with Doors
DIY rustic storage bed from ana-white.com
7 - 2x2x8
1 - 2x4x10
4 - 1x3x8
1 - 1x12x8
1 - 1x12x4
1 - 1x8x8
7 - 1x3x8 furring strips for slats
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!
8 - 2x2 @ 42"
10 - 2x4 @ 9 3/4"
30 - 1x3 @ 9 3/4"
4 - 2x2 @ 74 1/2"
2 - 1x12 @ 19 1/8"
1 - 1x12 @ 74 1/2"
16 - 1x2 @ 15" cut on a 45 degree angle, long point to long point
16 - 1x2 @ 9 1/2" cut on a 45 degree angle, long point to long point
8 - 1x8 cut down to 12" x 6 1/2"
14 - 1x3 slats @ 39"
Build two of the ends as shown in diagram.
Attach slats to back side. Start on outside and work inward - if you end up with a gap, the center board will cover it :)
Next, frame out the two sides.
Attach the two side frames to the end panels.
Doors can be made overlay or inset - your call. Build to fit your openings. For inset, measure opening and build doors about 1/4" less in height and width than the opening. For overlay, it will depend on the hinges you use and how you mount the doors.
Section off the inside of the bed with 1x12s (or you could use 2x12s for additional support. If you don't have a pocket hole jig, get one, but for now, you can offset the center joint so you can attach from the outside easily.
Attach slats on top of partitions. Attach to sides of bed as well with 3/4" pocket hole and 1-1/4" pocket hole screws (only need one per slat). You could also screw from outside or attach a small cleat underneath slats and rest slats on top (2x2 recommended).