Sunday, August 18, 2013

Building a platform bed frame

There are lots of woodworking projects that you should consider for your home, such as making a bed frame or a nice console table, beside the projects for your backyard. In this article we will get you through the basics of building a platform bed frame.

Maybe the most important thing to know when building a bed frame is that you need to design its dimensions around the size of the mattress. In this manner you will make sure the mattress fits into place easily and save a lot of money and time.

As you can easily notice in the video, we recommend you to use quality lumber for your bed frame. In this manner it will be a lot easier to get the job done and to use the bed for may years in a row. If you don't have the required skills to get the job done in a professional manner, we recommend you to ask a skilled friend to give you a hand.

Always align the components at both ends before drilling pilot holes and inserting the screws. Add glue to the joints in order to create a rigid structure that will support your weight. Check if the corners are right-angled by using a carpentry square for each angle.