Since moving into the house we have had our mattress and box spring on the floor. We have a metal bed frame but because of the sloped ceilings it was too tall to use. I love upholstered beds but had no desire to pay retail and after stumbling upon Ana White's website I no longer need to. She has given us the courage and skills to build a lot of our own furniture.
I used her chunky leg bed frame plan with a few modifications to make an upholstered bed frame inspired by West Elm's Nailhead Bed Frame.
I wanted the bed to be easy to disassemble and move. For that reason I used corner supports from Home Depot and Bed Rail Fasteners to hold the sides together. I also upholstered each board separately instead of building the box and then upholstering like I have seen some other people do.
We did not use a center support and slats because we needed room for the box spring. Instead we screwed a 2x2 to the bottom of each side of the bed and used 2x4's supported in the center to hold the weight of the boxspring and mattress.
More on the headboard in a future post.
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