Metal bed frames can really bring down a newly updated or refurbished room and are a constant pain when it comes to bare feet. An easy solution for both problems is building a wooden bed frame that is a classy alternative upgrade that will really enhance a room.Building a wooden bed frame may seem like a difficult process, however it is very simple and takes very little time at all.
Building your own wooden bed frame versus buying one from the store will not only save money, it will also allow you to personalize your wooden bed frame to fit your needs. Doing so gives to the freedom to be as creative as you would like and let your personality shine through.
Things You Will Need
First, take a tape measure and measure
around the bed, taking down the width and length. Place the box
springs on a flat floor and measure the height. Write this
measurement down for easy access later on. Add approximately 4 inches
to the width and length to allow the bed to easily slide into the
wooden bed frame.
Adventure to your local lumber store,
with measurements in hand. Find the appropriate boards based on the
height of the box springs. If the board is too long for the length
cut the board to the appropriate length, do the same for your width.
After cutting the boards it is a good
time to add paint or lacquer. This process will take some time to
dry and is more difficult to do when the frame is already built. This
is where you can either paint to match the decor or keep the natural
beauty of the wood using lacquer or polyurethane. Another option to
make your wooden bed frame stand out is to upholster it.
Take one side board (length) and one
front or back board (width). Place these two boards with the inside
of the front or back board to the inside of the side board. Hammer in
two nails into the board to bond the boards together. Do the same for
the other side of the frame to make a box.
Place your wooden frame where the bed
will be placed. Insert the box springs into the wooden bed frame and
place the mattress on top. Add your bedding and enjoy your updated
wooden bed frame.
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