Storage Bed Plans: How to Build Your Own Bed Frame from Scratch

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When it comes to designing the bedroom oasis of your dreams, it can be hard to find the perfect bed frame to fit your vision. Luckily, there is a solution to this problem for those who have the skills and ability to craft their own product thanks to thorough storage bed plans.

Before you commit to building a woodworking bed frame, it’s crucial that you have an understanding of the tools, materials, skill level, and time it will take you to build your bed frame. Any skilled woodworker knows that having an expert plan in place is the first step to DIY success, and we want to help you reach your objective and get you to your dreamy oasis as soon as possible.

Read on to learn what it takes to build your perfect bed and identify the best DIY (or do it yourself) bed plan on the market. We will help you get a plan in place that will lead to success and leave all potential pitfalls and struggles in your rearview.

What is a Storage Bed?

Your bedroom should be a place you can go to unwind and rest at the end of the day, but if your space is cluttered and disorganized, it can be hard to find peace. A storage bed gives you ample space below your mattress to store extra bedding, bulky items, seasonal apparel, and anything else that you may want out of sight.

What makes our platform storage bed plans so unique is the seamless look and clean lines they will offer your space. Some storage beds have open shelves or eye-catching handles, but our design is streamlined for simplicity. Some other storage bed plans require a hinging mechanism that lifts the entire mattress for storing your goods underneath.

If you’re looking for an easy-to-access but streamlined look for your bedroom storage needs, you’re in luck! We’ve crafted our storage bed plans for individuals who understand woodworking and want a finished product that will elevate their entire bedroom esthetic. 

Why You Should DIY a Storage Bed

Are you on the fence about a DIY storage bed? Each plan will require specific materials like boards with lengths and widths, hardware, nuts, bolts, and more, which means you should have a pretty extensive understanding of woodworking before choosing this path. 

After you purchase your plan, but before you start any cutting or assembly, it’s best to take the time to read through your plan thoroughly to be prepared for each step. All your boards need to be cut accurately to their specified length to ensure a tight and sturdy fit.  Accuracy is all the more important to achieve a clean look with a minimalist design.

It’s also crucial that you take proper precautions for safety while using power tools and always use ear and eye protection before making cuts. Anytime you DIY a project, there will be specific gear the instructions will assume you have on hand, like goggles, gloves, proper footwear, and more.

What Makes Our Bed Plans and Designs Unique?

Our bed plans are designed for those who want a modern but elegant bed with efficient storage space underneath. Our bed plans provide six drawers with full-extension slides and featuring soft closing action. We’ve designed the drawers with a dovetail design, which is one of the most reliable joints for those skilled in woodworking.

Our bed frames feature square rails, which will give your bed a lightweight appearance without losing any of the sturdiness you deserve. The bed frame can be easily disassembled for future moves, but when the whole piece is together, this will be a storage bed that you can depend on for generations.

One of the most noticeable features of our bed plans is the use of mortise and tenon joinery, which combines beautifully with the bolted hardware. Like the use of dovetailed drawers, these joints have stood the test of time to be a woodworking staple. Our design locks your bolts and joints in place for incredible strength but easy removal so your bed can transition with you over time.

When it comes to an expertly designed bed with an intuitive plan, we know what it takes to blend beauty and function. From start to finish, this project will be something you will be proud of and enjoy using for the rest of your life. You deserve a bed that you’re proud of and that helps you sleep peacefully, so why not take things into your own hands and use the amazing skills you have to make something built to last?

How to Use Our Storage Bed Plans

Before you purchase your own set of storage bed plans, you should know that this project is intended for advanced woodworkers, with access to the tools and space required for assembly. Our storage bed plans include a list of the necessary cuts and hardware and detailed drawings of each phase of assembly.

When choosing a DIY bed plan, it’s important to remember that it takes a significant investment of time, advanced knowledge of woodworking, and the correct materials. While our plans are detailed, they aren’t a step-by-step guide. You should have an extensive understanding of woodworking, access to the proper tools, and space for working and assembling the project.

Each woodworker will have different approaches to reach the same end goal, so feel free to contact us with any questions. We’d be happy to help you effectively gauge if our plans are the right fit for you with no commitment to purchase.