This was perhaps our easiest project to date! We had a queen sized mattress and no box spring or bed frame. It didn’t take me long at all to find a DIY plan for a platform bed frame on Pinterest. There is no way I will do as great of a job describing each step as the original poster did, so I have shared the Pin and will instead cover any problems we ran into!
The original plan that I’ve shared calls for 14 ft boards to be used and produces very little waste. We quickly found that our local Lowes does not carry 14′ boards in any style, rather they max out at 12′. We bought (six) 10′ 1x4s instead of the 14′.
So out of five of the boards we cut two boards at 4’7″ each and out of the sixth, we cut (five) at 1’9″. (We didn’t actually cut them, we had a Lowes employee do it and unfortunately they did NOT follow the “measure twice, cut once” rule because we did have to make some adjustments once home.) The rest of the plan we were able to follow to a T!
The original plan literally gives you the measurement for the placement of each center support brace. No guesswork or math, it is absolutely wonderful.
Hello and welcome to our blog!
Brent and I are Midwest natives who have found ourselves transplanted to the great state of Arizona. We both work as Animal Control Officers throughout the state and dabble in DIY projects on the weekends.
We moved into our own typical Arizona cookie cutter house recently and have spent the last year making it our own! From basic to beautiful, we brought our Midwest style to the Arizona desert. Follow our journey as we find what works (and what definitely does NOT), all while on a limited budget.
We hope you enjoy!
-Brent and Abby