If you are a homeowner, a student or you just need a new woodworking challenge, building a bed frame will most certainly add value to your life. However, finding the right plans is a lot more difficult than you might imagine at first glace. There are many bed frame sizes and designs to choose from, so make sure you know your needs before making a choice.
I have selected 7 free storage bed frame plans which I consider to be the best ones on the internet. If you have common household tools and the basic woodworking skills, you can build any of these bed frames in as little as one weekend. Make sure you check all the projects, to see the alternatives and to make a conscious choice.
The first project that comes to my mind when trying to build a sturdy storage bed with drawers is the one created my HowToSpecialist. This detailed project is about a king size platform bed frame that has lots of drawers for storage. You only need to 3/4″ plywood and generic lumber to build this bed frame. Lots of useful tips, diagrams and comments complete the background of this project. Read more >>
If you want to build a queen size bed frame with drawers, MyOutdoorPlans has got you covered with this amazing plan. The project features instructions for assembling this sturdy bed frame with a minimalist but modern design. Therefore, make sure you check out the cut list and the step by step instructions before starting the actual building project. Read more >>
A more basic approach to building a storage bed is provided by ChatfieldCourt. They show you how to build this basic storage bed using numerous diagrams. I would have liked to see diagrams for a better understanding of the components needed for this bed frame, but it is still a great project either way. Read more >>
Famous Ana White has come up with this brilliant plan for a farmhouse bed frame with side drawers. As always, the plans are well-documented and feature everything you need to know for a professional result. Many users have submitted pictures with the completed projects, so that you can have even more inspiration. Read more >>
If you want to build this platform bed frame with storage shelves, make sure you take a look over the instructions. This project features an unique design, so make sure you check out the rest of the more conventional alternatives before starting the actual assembly. Work with attention and invest in the best materials you can afford. HowToSpecialist has lots of tips and a detailed cut list, so you don’t have to waste your time with figuring them out by yourself. Read more >>
Instructables has so many bed frame projects submitted by diy-ers all around the world. I have selected this project, as it is simple and very well documented. If you like the design and you want to see actual pictures from the project, make sure you take a look over this project. Read more >>
The last project that I recommend is about a simple storage twin size bed frame. If you want to keep the expenditures under control and to get the job done in just one day, this is the project to check. The plans come with step by step instructions and with detailed diagrams. In addition, the complete cut list will help you build the components at the right dimensions. Read more >>
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