DIY Floating Bed Frame with LED lights



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ADDITIONAL SIZE BED FRAME MEASUREMENTS PROVIDED BELOW.

So glad you’ve made it this far, I just can’t tell you how easy it is to make your bed look like this for about $160, depending on your sources for materials.
You are going to need: **SEE UPDATE BELOW**
*1 lb. box of 3” screws
*ALL MEASUREMENTS ARE FOR 2×6 UNTREATED BOARDS (actual measurement 1.5”x5.5”)
*1 UNTREATED 2”x4”x8’ FOR FRAME BRACING (cut into 10” pieces)
*BED FRAME MADE FOR **QUEEN** SIZE BED, MEASURING OUTSIDE DIMENSIONS AT 60”x80”, MADE TO BE FLUSH WITH THE BOX SPRING.
***FOUNDATION***
2 @ 36” {head and foot}
2 @ 65” {sides}
3 @ 33” {supports}
(As seen in time lapse) Screw in from the front of the head and foot board ((36” each)){labeled this for perspective}) into the side boards 65” ea. Measure from the outside, on the edges to line up with the side boards, to 18”, 30”, & 54” and place a mark for the spacing on your support boards inside of your foundation. Screw your support boards in to the center of these marks. This spacing provides 18” from the head and the foot, with 16” spacing in the two gaps in the middle to provide support for bodies that are sleeping.
LED light strips come with an adhesive backing. I didn’t use this and instead for flexibility I simply used scotch tape to attach the lights to the foundation. This allows me the ability to remove them easily if I move.
This may be somewhat out of order, but attach your frame braces (2”x4”, cut to 10” each) to the inside of your foundation.

***BED FRAME***
2 @ 60” (head and foot)
2 @ 77” (sides)
4 @ 57” (supports)
Measure your head board 12” from each side, line this up with the outside of your foundation side boards and attach to your braces. 57” support boards will be measured 10.5” from each end (to compensate for the side boards)…these will be 10.5” and 46.5”. Line these marks up with the outside of your foundation and attach to braces. Attach side and foot boards and you are likely close enough now that I don’t need to tell you to vacuum before you start showing us how you did it. You’ve spent this much time, please leave me a comment. Thanks so much for your time.

This is my first YouTube video that I’ve really put some time in to. I genuinely appreciate any comments you may have and any shares you may send.

**UPDATE**
I ended up just buying a black fitted queen size sheet and slipping it over the frame once I was done. This was definitely the best idea.

*I have not personally built any of the following bed frames so these measurements are approximate.*

**KING SIZE**
Mattress should measure 76”x80”, base cuts should be:
2@68”(outside of base), 7@49”(joists/boards running along the head/foot/middle of the base)
Frame I would go with: 2@80”(outside of frame), 7@73”(head/foot/joists) to be spaced exactly as the joists in the base, except for the last board(in your base, you will understand this later). You will also need 4@~17 1/2” (I have not built a king size, this is just an approximation for you so you WILL need to measure this spacing) to run parallel with your 79” outside frame boards to support the foot of your bed. Head and foot board of your frame are set, measuring 12” from the head, you are going to have a joist in your frame at 60”, making the gap 19” from the last joist in your frame to your foot board. I would run these (approximately 17 1/2” long boards, parallel to the longest side of your frame, measured from the outside) spaced about 15” apart so you are connected to the last joist in your frame with the foot board of your frame and are also sitting on the foot board of the base (over lap should be about 7”) for extra support.

**TWIN**
I really don’t know that I would try to build a floating bed frame for a bed with the dimensions of a twin due to the tipping risk, so I’ll say if anyone is going to do this, do it at your own risk, and please be careful. On my queen size, I had a 12” overhang on 3 sides to complete the floating look. Due to the dimensions of the twin mattress, I’m going to shorten this to 10” to hopefully provide more stability and keep it from tipping to one (long) side or the other (long side). Make sure that your mattress measures what appears to be the standard 39”x75”. Building it exactly as I did in my video, the cuts for the base will be 2@65” for the outside & 5@16” for the center supports. Your frame cuts will be 2@75” for the outside and 6@36” for the center supports.

**TWIN XL**
Same as the twin, please carefully build this at your own risk and read the instructions for the TWIN size for additional instructions. Make sure your mattress is the standard 39”x80”. Building it exactly as I did in my video, the cuts for the base will be 2@70” for the outside & 5@16” for the center supports. Your frame cuts will be 2@80” for the outside and 6@36” for the center supports.

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