Updated: Apr 22, 2021
Another version of a floating bed frame for just $100!!
This bed frame is very similar to the first floating bed frame. With that being said if you have read the previous blog about the first floating bed frame, you may have some Deja vu. The obvious difference between the two is the fact that perimeter boards are sitting vertical rather than horizontal. You know, different design and all... pretty ingenuitive I know. However, the main support and structure is basically a spitting image.
Tools that are needed
Circular Saw or a hand saw if you have a lot of free time
Screw gun and screws
Sand paper (I use 80 grit first, 120, and then 220 grit. No need for anything else)
Tung oil finish (just wipe it on)
Router (Not necessary, but it just softens the edges)
Dumpster Diving skills are optional as well (This saved me $50 on this project alone)
Another thing that is different is the price for us. The first one cost us $45 and this one cost us a heart wrenching $50. The increase in price for us was for an extra 2x4 that I was not able to find in local dumpsters.
The 2x4's that make up the structure of the bed frame are mounted to the perimeter 2x8's utilizing pocket hole joinery. Other options would be to drill a hole at an angle or do a toenail which is an art form for sure.
The 4x4 legs determine the height of the bed and these are 11 inches. I chose 11 inches because I had about 48 inches of 4x4 left from the 8 foot piece that I found in a dumpster. In retrospect, this height works very well. The placement is a very serious topic to mention. If they were too far in the middle of the bed, you will have a teeter-tooter which is not usually enjoyable when you just want to go to bed.
Hope these pictures and descriptions have been helpful to the ones who are looking for the help.
Also, be sure to watch the video of building this bed frame here:
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