The New Year is well and truly under way and you can get down to those home projects your promised you would do last year. With a Home Depot Money Off Coupon from We Are Coupons you can save money on all the tools and materials you need. If you want to learn how to do some simple carpentry projects for your home, there are many resources available to you. You can build a bookcase, wall shelf, or bed frame. All you need is a few materials and some basic knowledge.
Build a bed frame
You can make a bed frame for yourself by following the basic steps. These simple woodworking projects are a great way to get started if you're new to woodworking.
Start by measuring your bed frame carefully. The dimensions are important to ensure that the components fit. If you're unsure about the exact size, have the lumber cut to size at your local Home Depot or lumberyard.
Next, cut 1x8 lumber into two pieces 76" long. Use a hand saw or a circular saw to do this. Be sure to sand the lumber before using. After primer has dried, you can paint the bed frame.
Make sure that the sides of the rails are flush with the trim. If you're not using a hand saw, you can use a jigsaw or a drill to make these cuts. This will create a half lap joint on the ends of the rails. It will help to eliminate visible fasteners on the rails.
Once you've trimmed the side rails to size, they can be attached to the feet. Make sure to use 2 1/2" pocket hole screws.
Next, attach the plywood to the 2x2s. Make sure the edges of the 2x2s are flush with the edges of the 4x4s. Also, be sure to inset the plywood by 1/2'' on the ends of the 2x2s.
You can add some legs to your bed frame. These can be made from scrap wood or a pallet. They're a simple way to add style to your platform bed.
Another option is to build a hanging bed. Hang it from a sturdy spot. When finished, you can cover the bed with fabric. Or you can use a felt pad to secure the bottom of the legs.
A mid-century modern bed is another easy and inexpensive build. The design keeps a contemporary look while adding a nice headboard. Instructables has step-by-step instructions on this bed frame.
Building a mid-century design bed frame is an excellent choice if you're looking to make a statement in your bedroom. While it does require some gear and skills, it's an easy project that you'll enjoy making.