DIY: King Size Bed Frame – Part 1

This project requires rip cuts with full sized
sheet goods. If your not comfortable with that or you don't have the set up you can
turn to the circular saw. If you don't have that and you live in the United States, both
big box home improvement stores will be able to cut these dimensions for you. What is the project? A sleek and simple king
size bed frame for less than a hundred dollars.

I can do that on my table saw workstation,
but I am going to need some additional in feed and out feed support. When I built these roll around cabinets that
my planer and drill press sit on I built them to the same height as the workstation. So
I can remove the tools, roll the cabinets into position and make those types of cuts
manageable. You can go to my website simply easy diy dot com for all the dimensions and
a cut list. I need two side rails, the stretcher for the
foot board and the center piece for the head board, so I might as well cut those while
I'm here, now. Minus the center piece for the head board
those pieces get taken over to the miter saw and cut to length. Going slow through a miter saw cut will minimize
tear out. Having the bad side down good side up won't hurt and some blue tape will help
out some as well. If you take a two by four.

Rip it in half
on the table saw. You have the ledges that I will attach to the side rails and foot board
stretcher. Word of caution here. Be sure you know which
side gets the short end of the stick. Now is when you pick left and right. If you have any glue squeeze out, damp cloth
and a flat head screwdriver works. You can also wait for the glue to dry a little and
then peel it off. That doesn't work for me, I always forget about it and come back to
completely dry glue for which I always curse at myself for, and to be honest if I got to
put another quarter in that (beep) swear jar I will. Ohhh Man! Iron on edge banding hides the ugly. I am going to use an oscillating multitool
to cut the recesses for the cross brace mattress supports.

If you decide to cut these before
you attach them to the side rails, I would recommend cutting them before you rip the
two by four in half. I didn't think of it, so I decided to go ahead and attach the ledges
and get some practice in on this tool. This is a good place to do that because these cuts
are not actually going to be seen. I repeated that process to cut a notch on
the ends of the foot board stretcher to accept the legs.
Speaking of the foot board legs. Lets assemble those. A complete cut list, measurements and
materials can be found on my website. Simply easy DIY dot com. Check the description. I'll
put a link in there. Some off cuts from the lumber I used for the
ledges will supply the two corner pieces of the legs after being sized on the table saw
and the miter Now I need 4 pieces of two by six to length
on the miter saw that will be the rest of each leg.

Just because your table saw is not capable of stacking a dado blade does not mean you
can't cut half laps on said table saw. I have set up my miter gauge and I'll just
start chipping away. Now you don't have to be perfect with this
method, just get close, then grab a chisel. Not bad.
You could leave it like this, glue it up, and it would be perfectly functional, but
let's spice it up with a little. Mark a measurement here, a few over there
and then for this next part I understand that you may not have the precise and delicate
instrument I am about to use. No not that. Yes that, the thing that shall not be named, lest we, tempt fate. To the band saw robin! Now that the sanding is done, we'll book match the other side of each leg. Take a corner piece and one side of the leg. Glue and tack together. Then the other half, same thing.

So far, so good. Countersink any brads that need it.
A little wood filler does the rest. So we've got the foot board and the side rails
done. Next we're going to start on the head board. That requires some cutting and shaping
of the legs. We've also got to deal with that center piece as well which is a fairly large
cut. I'll show you how I did that next time. Go to my website simply easy diy dot com for
more information along with a cutlist and materials. Also, don't forget you can find
me on Facebook and Pinterest. Until then..

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