You'll need (17) 1x4 furring strips, and (3) 2x4s. This will probably cost around $45 in total.
How to Build a Boxspring
Whenever I move, I leave the box spring behind because it's bulky and therefore requires me to rent a big truck. But buying new box springs is expensive, so I set out to make one for half the price!
I started by making all the cuts with my miter saw as given in the free printable plans.
Then I attached the support 2x4 pieces to the long 1x4 furring strips; 5 support pieces to a furring strip. I used wood glue and brad nails to secure the support pieces in place.
I did this three times, basically make three separate columns.
Then I laid everything out on my bedframe, so that I wouldn't have to carry the box spring upstairs after assembly. I added another support furring strip to each end of the box spring as seen above.
Finally, I glued and nailed the slats on the top of of the columns, evenly spacing the slats along the box spring.
This was super easy to make, and saved me a ton of money on a new box spring. If you think you might make your own, be sure to grab the free printable plans!
- 1x4 (Home Depot)
- 2x4 (Home Depot)
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