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Platform Bed Frame Woodworking Plans

Platform Bed Frame Woodworking Plans

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Printable PDF woodworking plans for the simple wooden platform bed frame. 

Create the perfect base for a modern foam or latex mattress. The quick build uses standard dimensional lumber (2x4 and 2x6) and can be built in an afternoon.

Premium PDF Plans include:

  • Recommended Tools
  • Shopping list
  • Easy to read cut list table
  • Step-by-step instructions with 3D renderings
  • Helpful resources
  • BONUS: 3D SketchUp file

Final bed frame dimensions for each bed size are:  

  • Twin- 38 1/2" x 75 1/2" platform for a 38" x 75" mattress
  • Full- 54 1/2" x 75 1/2" platform for a 54" x 75" mattress
  • Queen- 60 1/2" x 80 1/2" platform for a 60" x 80" mattress
  • King- 76 1/2" x 80 1/2" platform for a 76" x 80" mattress or two 38" x 80" mattresses (twin XL)
  • California King- 72 1/2" x 84 1/2" platform for a 72" x 84" mattress 

- Get build plans for matching headboard here:

PLEASE NOTE: You are purchasing the digital files only, no actual product will be shipped. The build plans are delivered as a downloadable PDF that you can print or view on any device. 

What You'll Receive

Printable PDF Build Plans
Bonus SketchUp File

Finished Dimensions

Variable - see description

Materials Needed

(3-4) 2x6, 8’ long boards
(2-3) 2x4, 8’ long boards
(18) 2 1/2” pocket hole screws
2 1/2” wood screws
1 1/4” wood screws
2” finishing nails
Bed rail brackets
Wood glue
Sand paper

Recommended Tools

Miter saw
Saw to cut angle
Pocket hole jig
Impact driver
Finish nailer

Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
Jonathan F Novacek
Strong and Simple

Great plan, easy to follow and nice results. Just what we wanted for our cottage bed.

Only comment would be that there is a slight oddity in the plan - the diagrams and the cut list have a 1/2 inch difference on the plank lenghs. The extra half inch is needed to fit the mattress properly, but just a bit confusing.

Theta Eikeny
Platform bed frame

That was a fun project to make. I will say measure your bed our bed was smaller length wise then the prints. But it will be an easy fix.
I have almost no wood working experience and this was really easy to follow. I would recommend it, we got common fir wood and it came out to about $130 in wood. Then took us about 4 days after work to complete.

Easy to follow.

Project turned out great.

Isaac Cotec
Not quite. I should have made my own.

There was a few issues. First being the pocket holes on the side accents work, but they definitely do not handle movement well. I looked up material sciences and I do not trust that to hold 2 people and a mattered. I had to modify.

Speaking of modify I had to make wood to go over the slats because my bed ebded up being 57inches showing the slats. So I cut wood to hide them.

Screwing on the slats seems like a wasted effort if I use bed hinges to take it apart, so I used Velcro.

I think the design could have been a lot cheaper and a lot stronger without those accents in front and back. Also… why 2 1/2 inch screws? And so many of them. There’s just cheaper and or stronger ways of doing this.

All and all… with the modifications I did I should have just made my own plans.

Ps. It’s also a little high. I wish I knew that I would have taken 3 inches off the legs. Might have to take it all apart to do that.

Sharon Johanson
Just What I was Looking For

Queen plans came out perfect. Bed frame hardware came in 4 counts so I added another middle support to use them all. Very solid, no creaking or movement.

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