Chas
Chas
  • Hometalker
  • Jacksonville, FL

Chevron Style King Size Bed Build

6 Materials
$200
2 Days
Medium

Hey Hometalk! This bed is a bit different than the one we recently shared, but the build was similar. The key difference- the chevron style!

chevron style king size bed build

Similar to the other bed, you'll want to add the 4 x 4 posts and the side railing the same way.

chevron style king size bed build

The spin here is to make a different design.

chevron style king size bed build

you will start by making all of the cuts 45 degrees. Then flip the boards up against each other and face up.

chevron style king size bed build

Repeat this until you have the pattern like the one pictured here.

chevron style king size bed build

The last step for the headboard was to trim off the edges that hang off the end. Use a circular saw, and then add a nice trim to hold everything together. Having a rectangle shape laid out is helpful to make sure you are making each piece long enough to reach the end of the frame. This is shown in the picture above.

chevron style king size bed build
chevron style king size bed build

Once the bed was put together, I sprayed on the stain with a sprayer. (This is a different bed, but I used the same technique)

chevron style king size bed build

This is the finished bed in it's new home. It looks great!

chevron style king size bed build

Hope you like it too!

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3 questions
  • Donna Kay Ferguson
    on Feb 16, 2019

    I would try this, it looks simple enough for someone with basic tools and knowledge to do. My question is? Since most boards are not straight, once the 45 is cut, how do you keep the board toward the outside from bowing and a large space from showing between the two boards? Is it filled in with some kind of filler?

    • Chas
      on Mar 26, 2019

      We cut the boards at a 45 then flipped them and nailed them down in place. We were particular when selecting boards at our local Lowes.

  • Cynthia E
    on Feb 23, 2019

    Beautiful job. And I love the idea of spraying the stain , so going to try this! Since spraying the stain it would be a very light coat did you have to wait a few minutes wipe down and repeat until you reached the color depth you were aiming for ?

    • Chas
      on Mar 26, 2019

      Yes. You want to do light coats so it doesn’t run. Then just make a couple of passes.

  • Pam Neuvert
    on Mar 10, 2019

    The resource list shows a gel stain which is very thick. Did you use a gel stain in your sprayer or a traditional stain?

    • Chas
      on Mar 26, 2019

      Traditional spray was used in the sprayer. Thanks for asking.

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  • Tito
    on Feb 24, 2019

    I wonder if hitting it with a clear varnish would have brought out the colors more

  • Dani
    on Apr 3, 2019

    Beautiful job .. love how it turned out .. great idea to make in a twin size bed .. thanks for sharing your great idea ..

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