Add some style to your bedroom by using one of these free DIY platform bed plans to build the bed of your dreams. There are many different styles and sizes for you to choose from, and many include storage that's actually built into the bed frame. They would look great alongside a DIY nightstand, if you're looking for another project.
These platform bed plans are good for the confident beginner to the intermediate builder, looking for their next woodworking project. The budget and time it takes will vary depending on what plan you decide to tackle.
Not sure on the platform bed style? Here are some other free bed plans and even free plans to help you build a bunk bed for the little ones.
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Hailey Platform Bed
This Hailey Platform bed is inspired by a Pottery Barn bed that features wood slats for a headboard, a wood frame, and wood legs. The plan builds a twin, full, Queen, King, or California King platform bed. There's a cut list provided for all of these, making this a straight-forward build no matter what size you are building. All 2x6 boards are used, making this a quick project that will cost less than $50.
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DIY Modern Farmhouse Platform Bed
This bed is simple to build, but it looks like an expensive purchase when it's complete. It's a modern farmhouse platform bed but the hardware and stain could be changed up to give you a whole new look. This platform bed plan has everything you need to build it, including diagrams, building instructions, and even a video that will walk you through each part of the build process.
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DIY Live Edge Wood Platform Bed
This DIY platform bed plan builds a twin-sized platform bed with a solid top frame. It's a simple build that comes together quickly so you can have more time for other projects. The finishing touch to the bed is a live edge headboard that adds a rustic but still modern feel. This is a bed that makes a statement in the best way possible. This would fit wonderfully into a guest bedroom, kid's room, or even the corner of an office.
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Platform Bed Plan
This beautiful platform bed features a slatted headboard, a wood frame with center support, and stylish legs. All the instructions that you need to build it are included in the plan as well as reader reviews of those who have built it.
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Easy DIY Platform Bed
This platform bed plan was inspired by a West Elm design and has a chunky base and platform along with a planked headboard. This bed was built for just $55 all said and done, making it a great budget project.
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Platform Bed with Drawers
Get a new bed and added storage all in one with this free platform bed plan. There are big, deep drawers on three sides of the bed, giving you so much room you could even skip having a dresser.
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3-Step Platform Bed Plan
In just one afternoon, you can build this twin-sized platform bed. By using plywood for the headboard and pre-made table legs, you'll have it built in no time. Add a macrame wall hanging to the headboard if you like as a finishing touch.
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Under $200 Platform Bed
You can build this dreamy platform bed for less than $200. In this free plan, you'll find a ton of extras to help you be successful. There are building instructions, color photos, Sketchup diagrams, and even a two-part video series.Continue to 9 of 14 below.
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DIY Pottery Barn Storage Bed
Here's another knock-off project from Pottery Barn. This one makes a storage platform bed. This is a nice queen size bed that has drawers on two sides, and a headboard and footboard on the others. It's a classic design that would look great in any style of home.
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Modern DIY Platform Bed Frame
This stunning mid-century modern platform bed will demand a little more of your time and skills than some of the other plans, but you'll be very happy with the results. This plan is for a king platform bed and features a unique headboard that will look great in your bedroom.
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King Farmhouse Platform Bed
Here's a free king-sized platform bed that has a great farmhouse style to it. This is only a basic plan, so you'll need to have some building experience if you'd like to tackle it. A cut list and diagrams are also provided.
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Rustic Modern 2x6 Platform Bed
This rustic modern platform bed plan will show you how to build a bed that's built entirely out of 2x6 boards. This bed is low to the ground, making it great for a small space or a stylish bedroom. You'll find a shopping list, tool list, building directions, and diagrams to help you get it built.Continue to 13 of 14 below.
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The teen in your home is going to love this free DIY platform bed plan. It's in the style of a daybed so they can have a place to sleep and a place to sit and hang out with friends. The plan also includes how to add casters to the bed so it can be moved easily when needed.
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Wood Dowel Twin Bed
This project takes a basic platform bed frame and adds a headboard to really add some style. Reminiscent of spindle beds, wood dowels are used making the headboard look fresh and modern. Directions include how to build the bed frame, headboard, and how to put it all together in the end. It's a great design that's going to look great in anyone's room, including children and adults.