YESTERDAY My sister called me and said she wanted to build my niece a new bed in the next 24 hours.  She wanted something beautiful, sturdy, but also inexpensive and simple to build.  So we got our heads together and designed a 2×4 framed bed (the plans are below).

TODAY She sends me these photos!

white bed frame

LESS THAN 24 HOURS ago I sent her the plans.

full bed frame

My sister said this bed cost about $50 for her to build! 

Here’s how she built it:

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Cut all the boards.  She used a miter saw, but you can also use a circular saw.

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Predrill holes for attaching the boards together.

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Attach the boards with screws and glue.

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Here’s the headboard frame completed.

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Add plywood to the back with screws, nails, or staples.  YES you can use 1-1/4″ Kreg Jig screws here.

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Fill any holes or imperfections with this stuff.  Sand with medium grit sandpaper.  Finish with fine grit sandpaper.

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Here’s the headboard and footboard done.

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Then paint or stain.  She choose a paint and primer to save time.  But this bed would take stain just as well!

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Move the pre-painted pieces into the room and assemble.

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We love how this bed frame turned out so much that we are sharing queen, full and twin plans for you!

Thank you for using the plans on this site.  If you do build, please share, we love seeing your projects!  Youc an tag me on Instagram @anawhitediy or create a brag post on this website.