Single bed with his hands

By Admin | Furniture For Home
09 April 2016

Once I realized that my house is not enough of another bed, which could be placed had come to visit a relative or friend sat up late into the night.Instead of buying new furniture, I decided to do it yourself.

How to make a single bed with his hands


  1. necessary tools, materials and design bed
  2. Assembly single bed

necessary tools, materials and design bed

How to make a single bedwith his own hands?It's not as difficult as you might think.I do the job in just one day.It should be borne in mind that a number of reasons at hand I was not so many tools - table saw, hand drill, a small electric plane and a belt sander.

main (but not only) material in the implementation of my project planks 5x10 cm steel, and I opted for softwood.In addition, it took me three boards 5x20 cm, 5x15 cm, one, one 5x25 cm and, finally, two bars 5x5 cm (length of lumber - 240 cm).

few words about the design of the bed ... From the inside of the side rails are attached bars of 5x5 cm, and relies on them Slatte

d supporting mattress.To better understand the above, look at the picture showing a cross-section of the bed.

Drawings and plans beds

When used for furniture construction lumber should choose them carefully.But the frame of our bed, luckily, so heavy and strong that a slight deformation of the board not afraid - this defect will be corrected easily in the assembly structure.

Although construction timber supplied planed, the quality of their pre-treatment is not enough for furniture projects.Because, as I said, I temporarily lost some of their instruments, including a planer and jointer, the most suitable for my needs proved elektrorubanok.In a single pass, he selects a width not greater than 7-8 cm, so for broader processing boards require multiple parallel passages.As a result, some boards were slight irregularities between the "tracks", which, however, I easily eliminated using grinder.

Planed boards

on all open edges I did a 6-mm chamfer, cutting off the corner boards at an angle of 45 degrees.Round off the edges helped me all the same electric plane.Chamfers at the ends of the boards I've done manually, using ordinary sharp knife.

Create a chamfer

Now a few words about the structure of the bed.It consists of two backs connected side rails.The legs are made of two adjacent planks 5x15 cm with a recess for fixing bokovinok.I hope that the article accompanying photos and drawings made with his own hands a single bed of wood will help you better understand what to do and how.

I originally planned to make backs smooth curves, but as at the time of the construction of the bed, I was temporarily deprived of his band saw, had to make a straight bevels.

Plan of the head assembly

Assembly single bed

Horizontal elements are connected to the backs of legs 15 mm in upholstery wooden pins.This involved only one (internal) 5x15 cm of the two boards forming the leg.Before you drill the holes for the pins I firmly fixed both the fastening element by means of clamps and drilled at once both parts.This ensures that the holes will be precisely opposite each other, any deviations are excluded.

Assembling the head

presented here on diagram shows how to connect parts for drilling holes for dowels.

widest board, which I used to make back in the headboard was a little bent, but when I squeezed it clamps to drill the holes, she straightened.After assembling the structure planted on the glue deformed pins continue to hold the board in the forward state.

Driving assembly headboard

After plugging the pins, I found that there is a small gap between the horizontal boards of the back and legs of the bed.

I did not have sufficiently large clamps that can cover the width of the bed, so I pulled two small horizontal bar to the board and have the bars used to pull the elements together.Both clips in this case, tightened very tight, so if you have this problem, I recommend that you use only metal clamps that tighten the screw.

If such a solution seems too complicated, you can make it easier - use pins instead of screws 10 cm.The design will not as robust, but still strong enough, and most importantly when tightening the screws are eliminated gaps.


After connecting the head with the back of the inner halves of the legs I electroplane ground surface and then put glue on the second, external, part of the legs.
This phase of work is not as simple as it might seem at first, because the application of large amounts of glue will cause the parts are clamped in clamps at will "float", ieshift relative to each other.A clip as shown in the photograph is placed perpendicular to the rest, which allows better capture detail.
Despite all my efforts, the final is still a shift of 1 mm.However, this minor marriage easily negated by grinding.At the same time, I electroplane smoothed angles legs.On the inside of their side (near the back) to use power tools, I could not, I had to smooth out the corners by hand, a conventional plane.

Gluing the legs

For manufacturing side rails bed I used 5x20 cm length 240 cm boards, which cut up to 200 cm long and 17.5 cm wide.By the bottom inside edge of each board I'm using glue and screws attached 5x5 cm bar, and it every 15 cm pasted small wooden blocks that will need to prevent the displacement of the bottom rails.

Creating side supports

finally ready to side rails are fixed to the designated place for them in special cut legs.I used six 65 mm screws at each end of the board.For these purposes they are a little too short, but the other hand is simply not there.


bed frame And so finally assembled, it remains to lay the bottom rack and pinion.Ironically, I used rails were once, long ago, taken in the analysis of the old spring beds.(I'm not a big fan of spring mattresses. In my opinion, it is much more convenient when the mattress is laid on the river bed - so under the bed produces a lot of space for different things.)

Collected Single

I am happy with what to do with their hands Single turneda strong and reliable, and to create it I spent so little time.

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