Modern Beds Bed Frames And Headboards For Your Bedroom
Designing your sleep space with is the best way to create a calming environment to retreat to at the end of a long day and your bed should be front and center. The focal point of any bedroom, modern beds set the tone for the rest of your space. From modern platform beds that promote an open layout to statement canopy beds that bring your eye up, we have modern bed and headboard options to suit all tastes and styles.
Assemble The Diy Wood Bed Frame
Time to enjoy the sweet fruit of our labor and assemble our DIY wood bed frame!
First, place the headboard and footboard where you would like the bed to be. Lift the 2×6 side rail and slide the bed rail bracket claws into the slots so they lock in place. Two people can do this pretty easily.
If you have trouble, loosen the screw on the claw brackets a little. After the brackets are hooked together, tighten the screws so the bed is sturdy and solid.
Place the 2×4 stringers sideways into the U-shaped slots on the headboard and footboard. Add the slats. No need for box spring!
Add your favorite mattress and pillows! We LOVE our beautiful mattress made of 100% natural latex foam, organic cotton and wool, and our latex pillows, gifts from Sleep On Latex , a company which has received tons of raving reviews! You can read more about their unique story here.
We can honestly say that when things are made with love and care, they radiate joy into your living spaces. Our bed, mattress and pillows bring smiles to us each day.
Because we are inspired by the amazing book: The Life-changing Magic of Tidying Up, we are adding furniture very slowly and only choosing things that spark joy in us.
We will build night stands or other pieces at some point, but for now, why not get creative with things we already have and love? A wood crate and a white bar stool can hold a few books, a cup of tea, and some lovely plants. Life is perfect.
Sleep Deep In A Luxuriously Spacious Queen Bed
Queen beds are the perfect size for a bedroom that can accommodate bigger than a double bed, but where a king or super king bed is over the top. In most Australian homes, a queen size bed is what youll find in master bedrooms, and if theres sufficient space, a popular choice for teens and young adults. At Amart Furniture youll find a wide range of features in queen beds designed for comfort, style and most importantly – a good nights sleep.
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How Do I Know Which Bed Size Is Best For My Space
Sometimes, the size of bed frame youre purchasing is determined by the size of the mattress you already have, but if you have more freedom, you can start from scratch to choose the right bed size for your space.
If youre more than 6′ tall, we recommend a bed frame that can fit a mattress at least 80″ long: twin XL, queen, king, or California king. We also recommend leaving at least 24″ of open space around your bed so that you can easily move around and get in and out of bed.
For a guest room that does double duty as your home office, you may want to choose something smaller, like a full-size bed frame. We provide the length and width of all our bed frames on its ordering page, so double-check before you place yours in your cart.
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What Are The Pros And Cons Of Wood Bed Frames
There are both pros and cons to owning a wood bed frame. As a natural material, wood offers a unique and attractive look, but it may be vulnerable to certain types of damage.
Mellow Naturalista Classic Solid Wood Platform Bed
My choice for folks looking for an affordable option is the Mellow Naturalista Classic Solid Wood Platform Bed. This mid-century modern-style frame comes without a headboard and arrives ready to assemble. The Naturalista Platform Bed can be purchased in twin-king sizes and has 8.5 inches of underbed clearance.
- Price tag. A weighty solid wood platform bed at this price is difficult to beat
- Finish options. The 4 available finishes would suit both modern and traditional interior design styles. I tested the cherry, which looked striking without overpowering my decor
- Assembly. The Naturalista comes with a complete set of tools and took less than half an hour to put together
- No pre-drilled attachment holes. This frame does not come with holes or hardware for attaching a headboard
- Odor. The Naturalista had a varnish smell that took time to dissipate, something to keep in mind if you have respiratory issues or allergies
The Mellow Naturalista Classic Solid Wood Platform Bed is easy to assemble and comes in at a great price.
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Why Choose Our Wooden Queen Bed Frames
As with all our beds, our wooden queen bed frames are made with 100% solid wood and are handcrafted by our skilled craftsmen. We lovingly make all our beds in the heart of rural England with solid materials, like our bed slats which are twice as thick as the industry standard. For more information or to get started with your bespoke wooden bed frame today, simply get in touch.As standard, a 100% solid handmade queen bed frame is expertly designed to withstand up to 474Kg . Each queen bed frame is individually made to order by our expert craftsmen and uses superior quality mortise and tenon joints. Our wooden slats are 2x thicker and wider than the industry average, creating a supportive queen bed frame that will stand the test of time.
How To Choose A Bed Or Headboard
Settle in for the night with a bed that not only encourages rest and relaxation, but also enhances the aesthetic of your space. Have you always wanted to create a personal sanctuary? Get started by anchoring the master suite with a bed headboard that fits your style. Think beds with bookcases along the footboard if you’re an avid reader, or keep it practical with built-in drawers on bottom. No matter what type of bed you choose, a variety of materials, colors and designs help round out the desired look. Want to learn more? Read on to find out about specific types and sizes of beds, as well as the headboard that works best for you.
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Raw Wood Allows For Easy Customization
Although I think the color of the Tarva bed frame is very versatile in terms of matching your bedroom, you may want to achieve a more customized look. The great news is that the bed doesnt have a finish applied. This makes it very easy to apply your own paint or varnish to the raw wood. You can paint it to match the room or just change the original wood tone of the solid pine.
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Best Natural Finishes For Your Wood Bed Frame And Headboard:
My favorite wood finish is an all natural furniture wax made from bees wax and olive oil. You can get the easy non-toxic wood finish wax recipe here. You can also buy them, these two are both great : a beeswax furniture polish, and a butcher block wood conditioner
I also selected a couple of great DIY bed ideas you can explore a DIY upholstered bed frame here, an IKEA hack bed frame with storage here, and a pallet bed frame here.
Build Wood Bed And Headboard
Tip: It is easier to drill all the pocket holes first, then screw the pieces together.
When building the headboard, create the center panel first, then attach it to the posts, and then add 2×4 top piece and 2×6 bottom rail. See diagram below.
The key is to leave a tiny gap between the 1×4 slats to allow room for wood movement. More about wood movement in the DIY headboard tutorial here
Instead of making this super long tutorial even longer, I have included detailed step-by-step instructions on how to build the center panel, how to check for square, wood movements, plus other helpful tips in this DIY wood headboard tutorial here.
It also includes variations on how to build a wood headboard like this if you already have a bed frame and just want to add a headboard!
For our DIY headboard, I gave the boards a light gold stain to bring the white pine 1x4s closer in color to the Doug Fir posts and rails, using Recipe #7 in this tutorial:Easy Homemade All Natural Wood Stains with 7 Recipes!
To build the footboard, use 2.5 pocket hole screws to attach the 2×6 to the 4×4 posts, check they are flush at top and on the side that faces out.
Because our goal is to keep this DIY bed frame easy to assemble and disassemble when we move, I design it so the bed slats and supporting 2×4 stringers are held in place by supports and spacers, instead of attached to the bed rails.
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A Look At Ikea: In Business For Over 70 Years
In 1943, 17-year-old Ingvar Kamprad founded the Swedish-based multinational group IKEA. The company both designs and sells furniture thats ready to put together by the end consumer. Since 2008, they have remained the worlds largest furniture retailer. As of last November, IKEA owns and operates 415 stores in 49 countries across the globe. Just a few of the unique perks they offer customers include:
- Complimentary child care in a free, supervised play area close to the entrance
- Family rewards program that offers benefits like special discounts, free coffee, 90-day price protection, and monthly discounts on specific food items
- Free meals for kids on Tuesdays at the IKEA Restaurant
- As-is section that sells discounted products that were returned, on display, etc.
- Discounted gift cards
The business model is certainly a unique one, and there are many ways to save. While you cant take advantage of things like the free daycare while shopping online, you get to enjoy the convenience of never having to leave your home and still enjoying significant savings. IKEA also sells:
- Baby and childrens products
- Home improvement
Choose The Right Wood To Build A Bed Frame
Do NOT use pressure treated lumber, there might be chemicals in them that you dont want! If you use reclaimed wood, make sure they are clean and safe to use!
To build a wood bed frame that is beautiful and sturdy, we need to choose wood for strength, work-ability and beauty. Select wood with structural integrity, tight grain, small knots , few cup and twist, and no splits.
Knots are very dense, making them hard to drill and cut through. Study the plan to see where the screws are, and select boards with few knots in those areas.
We used Douglas Fir for our DIY wood bed posts and rails. It is a popular structural/construction lumber on the west coast. The wood is very stiff and strong. Southern Yellow Pine / Spruce Fir is also a great choice and popular on the east coast. Other great choices are Poplar, Ash, Oak, Alder, Birch, Cherry, Walnut, and Maple.
If you are using other species of lumber, make sure that the wood is good for structural use. Dont just base on the name hardwood or softwood. An example about hardwood vs softwood: Doug Fir is a softwood that is super strong, while Basswood, a hardwood, is super soft and will not hold the screws, which means a bed frame that will fall apart!
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Olee Sleep Heavy Duty Steel Slat Bed Frame
If youre looking for a solid, durable platform bed you can customize with your own headboard, check out the Olee Sleep 18 Inch Heavy Duty Steel Slat Bed Frame. This high profile foundation is made with a brushed black steel frame and slats and comes ready to assemble. The Olee bed frame is available in twin-king sizes and has a limited 5 year warranty.
- Headboard-ready. If you like to mix and match headboards or want to use an older headboard on a new, solid frame, the Olee Sleep comes with pre-drilled holes for easy attachment
- Durable. The Olee bed frame is constructed from sturdy steel that felt secure and stable under my mattress
- Slats. This frames slats are narrow enough to accommodate all-foam mattresses, including those made from memory foam and latex
- Value. The Olee platform bed comes in at the higher end of the price range for similar frames without a headboard
- Width. This frame was a bit too wide for my mattress. To be sure your mattress will fit, measure carefully before buying this model
The Olee Sleep Heavy Duty Steel Slat Bed Frame is super durable and headboard-ready for your bedroom.
Additional Tips: How To Adapt This Diy Bed Frame Plan To Any Size Bed With Or Without Headboard
This DIY queen bed frame plan can be easily adapted to create other sized beds using the reference chart below.
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For example: to build a king size bed frame, just add 16 inches to the length of all the horizontal components: the 1x4s, 2×4 and 2×6 on the headboard, the bed slats, and the 2×6 on the headboard.
To build a twin size bed frame, reduce 21 inches on the length of all the horizontal components: the 1x4s, 2×4 and 2×6 on the headboard, the bed slats, and the 2×6 on the headboard. And reduce 6 inches on the length of the 2×6 side rails and 2×4 stringer ( you only need one stringer because the twin bed is a lot narrower.
To build this DIY bed frame without a headboard, just change the two taller 4×4 posts to the same height as the shorter 4×4 posts, omit everything above, thats it!
Some of you might be wondering if parts of this wood bed frame can be made from pallets. The answer is yes!
However, not all pallet wood are suitable. Before you start, please check out this detailed guide on where to find and how to work with pallets!
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Frequently Asked Questions About Wooden Bed Frames
How much do wood bed frames cost?
There are many decent wooden bed frames available for $300 to $700, with some high-end models costing $1,000 or more. Wood bed frames made with solid hardwood are usually more expensive, but they are also generally more durable. Size and design can also impact cost.
How can I stop a wooden bed frame from squeaking?
There are several ways to eliminate bed frame noise. The first step is to determine where the noise is coming from. Check for broken slats and make sure all bolts and screws are tightly fastened. Use oil to lubricate the screws and bolts, or add plastic washers. You may also be able to reduce friction by applying wax to problem areas, using cork to plug gaps, or inserting raisers under the legs. To protect your wooden bed frame from unnecessary swelling, keep it away from water and heat sources.
What type of wood is best for bed frames?
Wood bed frames can be made out of hardwood, softwood, or composite woods like plywood or fiberboard, each of which has its own benefits. Durable hardwoods like maple, cherry, mahogany, oak, and walnut are generally considered the best types of wood for a bed frame. Softwoods such as pine, cedar, and fir are easier to shape, but they may not be as strong. Composite woods dont offer the same look as a natural wood frame, and they may contain adhesives and other synthetic materials. However, they tend to have a lower price-point and may be more resistant to damage.
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