Simple Bed Handmade

8 Materials
6 Hours

Hello dear friends!

I recently moved into a rented apartment. I chose a cheaper apartment, there was almost no furniture. At first I had to sleep on the floor on a mattress. One day I’m tired from this and decided that I need a normal bed. But since it's not my apartment, I didn't want to buy a bed at the store. Besides they are quite expensive. And I needed a budget solution. So I decided to make a bed with my own hands.

Му old bad ;)

Total price is about $40 (price in Belarus).



1. 2000*200*18 mm (2) – 14,8$

2. 1200*200*18 mm (2) – 8.5$

3. 2000*35*50 mm (3) - 3,5$

4. 1300*82*17 mm (15) - 11$

5. wood screws 3,5*45 mm (100) – 1,5$

6. Screw-confirmat 7х50 mm (14) – 2$

7. Screw М8*80 mm (4) – 1$

8. Nuts, self-locking М8 (4) – 0,5$


1. Screwdriver

2. Saw

3. Grinder

4. Roulette

5. Level

First of all, collect the bed frame. Set the angle of 90 degrees. Fix the clamps. Connecting two wood panels with screw-confirmat. 3 screws for each corner.

Check the diagonals. Must be the same length

For the bed legs I used the remnants from balusters. The main part and I used to make a table in the kitchen. The remains were perfect for the bed legs.

Next, take the board 35*50 mm and measure. We have to cut off 2 thicknesses of a furniture Board and 2 thicknesses of legs.

Try on the cut timber. Insert the legs. You should get a 90-degree angle.

Fasten the bar to the furniture Board. I Used screws 3,5*45 mm. Screw in screws every 10 cm

Now fix the leg with a clamp and drill a through hole. 8 mm drill bit. Insert the M8 screw and tighten the self-locking nut

Proceed to the manufacture of lamellas. The boards had to be trimmed a bit. I left a small margin for the expansion of the tree, so I cut not 1200 mm, but 1150mm. Lay out the lamellas. Expose the same distance between them.

For greater reliability, in the center of the bed, I made a rib.

Proceed to the final processing. To do this, sanded with sandpaper. I only used 180 grains. Remove the dust with a vacuum cleaner. Cover with oil for wood-Watco Danish Oil (light walnut).

Suggested materials:

  • Wood 2000*200*18 mm   (hardware store)
  • Wood 1200*200*18 mm   (hardware store)
  • Wood 2000*35*50 mm   (hardware store)
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