Friday, November 2, 2012

Upholstered Modern Twin Bed (Regular)

Need twin beds? Build it with these easy steps (I built me two :-).

Here are my Parts Lists:


Foam (1 X 24 X 41")
Fabric (for upholstering headboard, 1 1/2 yrd)
Batting (1 1/2 yrd)
2 1/2" screws
1 1/2" screws
8 corner braces
4 flat braces
4 heavy duty corner brace (optional)
button maker
staple wires


Attach dowels (pocket holes and screws can be used instead, if preferred).

 Attach the slat support 3" from the lower edge using glue and screws.
 Glue the spacers 2 1/2" apart.

Paint the parts.
Build the headboard.

 Mark and drill holes for the buttons.
 Attach the foam.
 Cover with batting.
Make buttons.
Upholster headboard and add the buttons.
  Attach the bed frame.

Turn it upside down and attach legs.

Attach the upholstered headboard.

Put the slats. Repaint scratches. Done!

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  1. Hey: Where did you go? I love your blog. You build some awesome stuff. Kim Vincent

    1. Thanks. Had to live away from home for a while due to work. I'll be back building again though for sure.

  2. Awesome job Liz. Well done. I was searching about how to make an easel for painting and accidentally i came to your blog. I 'm very impressed with your DIY creations so i looked further what else you made :) and i like this bed.
    May i ask what kind of paints you used?

    Tasos H.

  3. Hello, great job! How much was the total project cost? Thanks.

    Chasity H.

  4. Hi Liz,
    Wow , You are amazing ! Great stuff. We are getting ready to try and build a queen frame. Thanks for the instructions. Marilyn

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