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    Shopping List:

    Headboard/Footboard

    1 – Sheet 3/4″ Plywood, MDF
    2 – 1×3 @ 8 feet long
    2 – 2×3 @ 8 feet long
    1 – 1×2 @ 8 feet long
    2 – small moulding pieces 8 feet long
    3/4” finish nails
    1 1/4” pocket hole screws

    Storage Bases

    2 – Sheets ¾” plywood or MDF cut into strips 15 3/4″ wide, referred to as 1×16 boards throughout this plan
    2 – sheets ¼” plywood or other backerboard
    4 – 2×4 @ 8 feet long
    2 – 2×2 @ 8 feet long
    2 – 1×3 @ 8 feet long (for the slats – try and burn up small scraps here)
    7 – 1×6 @ 8 feet long OR 1 sheet ¾” plywood cut into strips 5 1/2″ wide, used as 1x6s for drawers. You could even use 5/8” thick material
    4 – 1×8 @ 6 feet long
    Optional drawer moulding
    12 – Drawer Knobs or handles
    12 – 14” long drawer slides, the white euro style bottom corner mount ones will work best
    1 1/4” and 2 1/2″ pocket hole screws
    1 1/4” finish nails

    Cut List:

    Headboard/Footboard
    2 – 3/4″ plywood or MDF @ 36” x 26 3/4″
    2 – 1×3 @ 36”
    2 – 1×2 @ 36”
    2 – 2×3 @ 49 1/4”
    2 – 2×3 @ 30 1/4″
    2 – 1×3 @ 43”
    4 – Moulding pieces @ 30” (long point to long point, both ends cut at 45 degrees off square, not parallel to each other)
    4 – Moulding pieces @ 16 3/4” (long point to long point, both ends cut at 45 degrees off square, not parallel to each other)

    Storage Bases
    4 – 1×16 @ 75”
    8 – 1×16 @ 14 7/8”
    2 – ¼” plywood @ 75” x 16 ¼”
    4 – 2×4 @ 70”
    4 – 2×4 @ 10”
    2 – 2×2 @ 75”
    14 – 1×3 or 1×2 scraps @ 7”

    DRAWERS
    24 – 1×6 @ 14”
    12 – 1×6 @ 21 ½” (omitted optional fronts to save materials)
    12 – 1×8 @ 23 ¾” (Drawer Faces)
    12 – ¼” plywood @ 23” x 14” (Drawer Bottoms)

    General Instructions

    Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain.

    Step 1

    For the headboard and footboard, start by drilling 3/4″ PHs around the top and side edges of panels with Kreg Jig.

    Step 2

    On the front side, attach top and bottom trim.

    Step 3

    Use 1 1/4″ PH screws to attach legs to panel – flush to trim and back of plywood.

    Step 4

    Now add the top.

    Step 5

    And decorate the inside panel with moulding.

    Step 6

    The footboard just has shorter legs.

    Step 7

    Depending on your skill level and how confident you are, I would attach drawer slides now rather than later. Attach to both ends on insides, and then on both sides of center dividers. IMPORTANT: For drawer faces, inset slides 3/4″ to give room for a drawer face.

    Step 8

    Now add tops and bottoms to the dividers …

    Step 9

    Build drawers. Drawers MUST be 1″ less in width than overall width for standard slides requiring 1/2″ clearance for each slide. Make sure you measure before building drawer boxes – your widths may need to be adjusted.

    Step 10

    Attach drawer members to drawers and insert in bed. Attach drawer faces to drawer boxes and add moulding if desired.

    Step 11

    These boxes are to support the weight of your drawers. They will be heavy. Attach flush to back and headboard side.

    Step 12

    When you go to assemble the bed, add a 2×2 cleat and 1×2 or 1×3 slats to support the mattress. Screw footboard and headboard to storage boxes.

    Finishing Instructions

    Fill all holes with wood filler and let dry. Apply additional coats of wood filler as needed. When wood filler is completely dry, sand the project in the direction of the wood grain with 120 grit sandpaper. Vacuum sanded project to remove sanding residue. Remove all sanding residue on work surfaces as well. Wipe project clean with damp cloth. It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed.

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