How to make a bed?
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If you are not satisfied with the beds offered in the store, or you just want to save a lot, our guide on how to make the bed yourself will come in handy. We start with a basic set of tools and materials, and then offer instructions for making the bed.
Tools and materials
In order to make a bed with your own hands, we need:
- saw, and preferably two: circular and miter;
- hammer and nails;
- a screwdriver and a wrench (a face wrench is better, but a wrench is also suitable);
- measuring tools (ruler or square, tape measure, pencil);
- emery paper of various granularity;
- stain, varnish, putty (wood), glue (preferably carpentry) and white spirit;
- rags and sponges;
- screws, brackets, washers, nuts;
- metal fasteners (to connect the bars).
First of all, we select from the materials boards with a length of 2 m and 2.6 m (the latter are for a double bed), as well as a timber of appropriate length and thickness of 5 x 5 and 10 x 10 cm. You can choose anything for the headboard - for example, a wooden shield size.As for the material, it all depends on your taste and budget, the options can be anything from pine and spruce to oak and mahogany.
Note that we do not indicate here the exact amount of a particular material, because in each case the consumption will be different. The only thing that can be recommended here is to take boards and bars, as well as fixing tools with a margin. So, stain and varnish is better to take at least a liter. As for the boards and boards, take them in accordance with the pre-made drawing, plus 2-3 in reserve, as anything can happen, and then run back to the store is a little pleasure, especially since the supplier may not have such products.
How to make a bed with his own hands - frame
First we need to make the frame of the bed. In general, this is the easiest part of the work, because the appearance of the frame is not particularly important, and all the errors that canbe allowed in its manufacture, can be corrected. Next, you need to determine how high the legs are by the bed, and add the size of the side panels to this height. We make legs of a bar 10 x 10 cm, cutting off parts of the required length from it. Most importantly, these pieces turned out the same.
Cut off? Now you need to attach and fix the attachment (for this we use nails or screws). It goes without saying that fastenings should be fixed at an equal height relative to each other - do not be lazy to take measurements several times for each stage.
Base under the mattress
After we are finished with the frame, we proceed to the most important stage - we make the base under the mattress. To do this, we measure (or keep in mind) its length and saw off a couple of boards, but with the expectation that they are shorter than the established length by the width of the leg. If the bed is double and the mattress is wide, an additional support beam must also be made and mounted. The beam is also fastened with metal fasteners. After the main part of the base is ready, proceed to the manufacture and installation of crossbars. Saw the boards to the required dimensions (based on the width of the bed) and fasten them with screws to the base. Cross-pieces play an important role in the base of the bed, as they perform both additional support and cushioning functions.
Perform the finish
After the base is ready, proceed to the finish frame.To do this, turn it over, then put the thin boards, specially selected for decoration, cut them to the required length and apply from different sides of the frame. You can simplify this process and saw off the boards directly in the process of finishing, applying them to a particular part of the frame and making the appropriate marks. Now glue the boards to the frame and align them, then fix them with clamps and leave to dry.
Now proceed to the implementation of the upper edge. To do this, take another board and saw it so that the length of the workpieces is equal to the length of the sidesthe base of the bed, while from the front side it is necessary to perform a bevel at an angle of 45 degrees. And do not forget to make stiffeners using 5 x 5 cm thick timber. You need to glue the ribs and nail them to the base for greater reliability.
Now you can begin processing the legs. To hide the legs, you need to cut out of the finishing boards pieces that are slightly smaller in height than the legs themselves. This must be done so that the decorative material does not have any load.Glue the finishing plates to the legs and fix them with screws or nails, while trying to make the fasteners as less visible as possible.
We mount the headboard and complete the work
We take boards 5 x 10 cm thick, while their length should be greater than the heightbase, but less than the upper edge of the future headboard. We fix the boards with the help of clamps and drill 4 holes (2 on each board), and the holes should pass through the boards, and also slightly through the legs. Now we put the washers and screw in the bolts, and then install the previously prepared headboard. For solidity, it is possible to glue decorative plates to the headboard. Now it remains to process all surfaces with sandpaper, first large, and then smaller and smaller. You can also seal all visible holes with wood putty. After that, we clean the surfaces of dust (use a dry cloth for this), coat them with the desired color and after drying, fix them with varnish. In 24 hours our bed will be ready!
Bunk and double bed - drawings, photos and video
For starters, a few drawings for those who want to make a bunk bed or just a double bed.Here for the manufacture of a standard bunk bed with a frame pattern and.
As for the standard double bed, we recommend you here is such a useful, with details.
Here it is necessary to give explanations regarding the details:
- headboard size 65 x 163 cm;
- footboard measuring 40 x 163 cm;
- tsargi 200 x 20 cm in size;
- decorative racks for the foot of 42 cm;
- decorative racks for a headboard height of 67 cm;
- decorative elements for backs 163 cm long (across the bed);
- frame bar 200 cm long;
- holder of a bar 20 cm long;
- central support length of 15 cm.
As for the manufacture of metal double bed do it yourself, we offer you to familiarize yourself with the video that can be viewed in this article.
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