Use one of these free bed plans to build a bed for yourself, your child, or to give as a gift that will be cherished for years.
There are free bed plans here for all sizes and types of beds including king beds, Murphy beds, daybeds, queen beds, platform beds, double and twin beds, and bed frames. Many of the plans can also be modified so you can get exactly the size and look that you want.
The free bed plans below include directions for building the bed, photos, and diagrams to give you a visual look, and some include videos and comments if you have any questions or need to see exactly how it's done.
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Use this free plan to build yourself a king-size bed with 6 storage drawers — 3 on both sides, as well as two large hinged spaces below where the mattress lies.
There are four parts to this plan, so be sure to follow the links to the other steps at the end of each page. There is a material and cut list as well as real pictures at each step for a thorough explanation of how it’s done.
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This DIY farmhouse bed plan from A City Born Love looks like it has leaped out of the pages of a Pottery Barn catalog. There are plenty of photos, diagrams, instructions, and links to videos and tips, meaning that you'll have extra support if you tackle this beginner-friendly project.
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This plan explains building a large king-size bed that’s around 7 feet long, 8 feet wide, and 5 feet tall.
You can see a step by step set of instructions to follow with real-life pictures, as well as download a PDF detailing the list of supplies you’ll need, the length of every board, and color-coded illustrations of the building process.
This bed can be built for nearly 1/10 the price that it would cost to buy it, so this is a great DIY project to save money.Continue to 5 of 17 below.
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Lowe's has a free plan you can view for instructions on building a hanging daybed, as seen in this photo. The estimated time to complete this project is just a couple of days, and the cost comes in at under $500. The bed is supported with chains on all four sides and is perfect for a porch or pergola.
All the materials and tools are listed out so you know what you need before getting started. A video gives a quick overview of how the bed will be put together, but there are also step-by-step instructions for building and trimming the frame, installing the main panel, applying the finish, and installing it.
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Like the previous plan, this one from Ana White also has storage space surrounding the bed, though this one is made for a queen size mattress.
See the shopping list and tools you’ll need to complete this project, as well as the cut list for building the pieces, and images and descriptions for each step.
The estimated cost for building this bed is between $150 and $200.
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Her Tool Belt has a free bed plan that uses reclaimed barn wood to build a twin bed frame, headboard, and footboard. The plan includes a free cut list, building instructions, diagrams, and color photos so you can build it too.
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This is another free queen bed plan, but it's easier to build than the one from above because there aren't any storage compartments.
Download the PDF file to see the complete cut list, which not only explains the measurements of each piece but also serves as a letter-coded key that you can use to compare to the corresponding images throughout the steps.
There's lots of detailed text that accompany the images, so there shouldn't be any problem understanding how to build this bed.Continue to 9 of 17 below.
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This plan comes in different sets so it can be used for a twin, full, queen, or king-size mattress. There are 10 storage compartments that surround the base of the bed, and no need for box springs.
Before getting started is a full list of the materials and tools that are required to work through the project, which is then followed by a quick video overview of what you'll cover in the steps.
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There isn't much to this bed except what's needed, which are sides, ends, and feet. There isn't anything fancy or interesting about it, which should make it pretty easy to put together. There are pictures to accompany the steps, but the text isn't as detailed as some of the other plans from this list.
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Ana White has an elegant plan for a farmhouse bed that's easy to follow and is marked as requiring intermediate skills to build it.
All of the details are included so you get full images along with measurements, a shopping list, and a collection of tools that are required to put this together.
This links directly to the king-size plan, but Ana White also has a queen size plan here.
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The Okie Home used these free DIY toddler bed plans from Design Confidential to build this whimsical bed for their little one that's in the shape of a simple house.Continue to 13 of 17 below.
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This plan definitely isn't as sophisticated as most of the others from above, but it’s very useful if you move often and would like to take your bed with you, as it breaks down into a very easily manageable pile of wood. Images are shown for the steps and there’s a list of tools and materials you’ll need.
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There are a few other queen size bed plans in this list that are easier to build, but I've included this one in case you want to try something a bit more challenging.
As you can see in the picture, the bed posts are rounded at the top, and the headboard is fancier than just a simple panel.
All the measurements are clearly shown so you know exactly how to cut these pieces and put them all together. There's also a printer-optimized format of this plan that has larger images along with the written instructions.
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Studio C has another queen bed plan with a total of six drawers for storage. The bed will end up looking rustic due to the aluminum bars.
All details for building this bed are shown through the link above, where there's a materials, lumber, and cut list, as well as illustrations with each step to understand the different sizes and how they fit together. This plan can be downloaded as a 10-page PDF for offline viewing.
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Here's another free platform bed plan, this one from Sawdust Girl. It doesn't have dedicated storage space like the one from above, but it is easier to build and has wheels so you can move it around with ease.
The plan can be manipulated to fit all types of beds, like a twin, full XL, queen, king, and California king sizes. These sizes are found at Sawdust Girl so you know what needs to be changed to fit your mattress.
There's also a list of materials you need and detailed instructions with images to show you how it's built.Continue to 17 of 17 below.
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Estimated to cost around $150, this plan details how to build a Murphy bed, also called a pull-down or wall bed. It stands 6 ½ feet tall against the wall and lies just over 6 feet when fully extended into the room.
A PDF download includes all the items you need to buy to build the bed, as well as the tools required to assemble it. There are also illustrations that go along with the written instructions so you have a visual idea of what you’re doing.