8 Free Daybed Plans

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If you are looking for a straight-forward project to enhance the look of your home, you should consider building a daybed. However, finding the right plans is a lot more difficult than you might imagine at first glace. There are many daybed designs to choose from, so make sure you know your needs before making a choice. In addition, some daybeds are more suitable for outdoor use, while other are best for being used inside the home.

I have selected 8 free daybed 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.



8 Free Daybed Plans



1. Daybed from MyOutdoorPlans

DIY daybed plans

The first project is about a rustic daybed. If you want to build a sturdy project from common lumber, this daybed is a great alternative. MyOutdoorPlans features step by step instructions, diagrams and a complete cut list. The only thing you need to know is that this project requires a pocket hole jig for a professional result. Read More >>


2. Exquisite Daybed from OldPaintDesign

Daybed plans free

If you want a daybed with an unique and intricate design, this project is the answer to your prayers. It is almost impossible not to notice the delicate patterns of the sides and back. If you have enough time to make all these cuts and to assemble everything, jut take a look over the instructions. Read more >>


3. Simple daybed from TheDesignConfidential

How to build a daybed

TheDesignConfidential created this plan for a minimalist daybed. If practicality is all you are after, this project will fit your needs like a glove. This is reputable source so you shouldn’t have any issue with the cut list or with the instructions. In addition there are many user submitter photos, so you can make an idea of how the end product will look like. Read More >>


4. Modern daybed from CharismaHomes

Building a daybed

This project features a daybed with a neat design. It is really simple to build this project, especially if you follow the instructions shown in the article. I would have loved to see more diagrams, but the step by step pictures make up for the inconvenient. Read more >>


5. Daybed with canopy from MyOutdoorPlans

Outdoor daybed plans

MyOutdoorPlans has another daybed project, which is a different approach to anything you have seen so far. If you want to build a daybed with canopy, this is the article to follow. In addition, the complex sides and backrest complete the picture. This project is ideal for a patio or for a deck. Just imagine yourself with the loved one gazing at the starts. Quite a picture, isn’t it? Read more >>


6. Daybed with headboard from Lowe’s

Modern daybed

Lowe’s has come up with this modern daybed with storage. If you like the design you should give it a shot. Read more >>


7. Old school daybed from Woodgears

Wooden daybed

Woodgears is one of the top players, when it comes to free woodworking plans. Therefore, if you choose to build this daybed you can’t get wrong. The old school design and the sturdy joints add an unique appeal to the project. Read more >>


8. Intricate daybed from GardenPlansFree

Daybed plans

Last but not least, you should also take a look over this daybed project. If you want a challenge, this project requires complex notches. The other side of the coin is that the structure will be extremely sturdy. Step by step instructions, easy to follow diagrams and a cut list will help you with this project. Read more >>


2×4 Daybed Plans – Video

This is a 3d generated video that show you how to build a simple daybed made from 2x4s.




  1. Angela at 6:39 pm - Reply

    Hi my name is Angela, I already have a day bed but I need more storage space. Can I use the existing mattress spring, instead of wooden? slats

    • admin at 7:38 am -

      No. Use the slats.

  2. Mary Varner at 10:37 pm - Reply

    I am looking for plans for a full size day bed. Something with tongue an groove type panels instead of slats for sides .??

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