It’s easy to build a bed frame without tools, and I’ll show you how! It takes just a few minutes, and will save you money on buying one home. With just a few simple steps, you can have your own DIY bed frame that’s sturdy enough to hold up your mattress.
Find a flat piece of wood.
Find a flat piece of wood. Use a piece of wood that is at least 2 inches wide and 3 inches thick. It should be at least as long as your mattress, and wider than it if you plan on having more than one person sleeping in it (or if you like lots of extra room).
Find some thick, strong dowels.
The dowels you choose should be at least 1 inch in diameter and 1/2 inch in length. They should also be made of hardwood, such as oak or maple–and straight! If you can’t find any straight dowels, try using a miter saw to cut some yourself.
Once you’ve got your materials gathered together, it’s time for assembly!
Cut the dowels to fit in between your boards.
The next step is to cut the dowels to fit in between your boards. You can use a miter saw or hand saw, depending on how much time you want to spend making this bed frame. If you choose the latter option, make sure that each dowel is straight before cutting it and that they are long enough so they can be inserted between two boards without falling out when placed on top of each other.
Once all of these pieces have been cut, it’s time for assembly!
You should now have a rectangle setup with your dowels in the middle.
You should now have a rectangle setup with your dowels in the middle. The next step is to make sure that your dowels are straight, even and not too long.
If you have a level, use it to check if both sides of your rectangle are straight. If not then adjust them until they are. This can be done by shifting one end up or down until it is level with the other end of your bed frame base structure (or base board).
Once both sides have been leveled out we will now measure how far apart we want our slats/boards that support our mattress or box spring; this measurement will determine how many boards will fit on each side of our rectangle base frame structure as shown below:
Set your wood frame on top of those dowels and use some screws or nails to hold it in place.
Now that you have your rectangle setup with the dowels in the middle, place your wood frame on top of those dowels and use some screws or nails to hold it in place. Trim off any excess wood from each end, leaving about an inch on each side for the screws to go into.
Trim the excess off each end, leaving about an inch on each side for the screws to go into.
Your wood frame should now be securely in place, with the dowels holding it up and out of the way of your mattress. Now we’re going to trim off any excess wood that might be poking out from under our bed frame.
Trim the excess off each end, leaving about an inch on each side for the screws to go into. This will make sure that when you put on your new mattress pad or quilt cover it doesn’t get caught on any jagged edges!
Building a bed frame without tools can be easy if you know how
First, you’ll want to find a flat piece of wood. You can use any type of wood; your choices are limited only by what’s available and affordable in your area. It should be about 2 inches thick and between 30 and 36 inches long (depending on the size of your mattress).
Next, you’ll need some thick dowels–the longer they are, the better! Cut each one down so that it fits snugly between two pieces of plywood when placed end-to-end with another dowel in order to form an X-shape across all four sides of your rectangle frame base (you may need more than one size depending on where they fit best).
Now all that remains is attaching these pieces together using glue or nails/screws if necessary
We hope that this article has helped you understand the process of building a bed frame without tools, and given you some ideas for how to make one. Building something like this can be very rewarding, especially when it comes time to use it!