Assemble the main frame of the bed from 2x4s. Build it on a spot that’s level and check to make sure your corners are square.
Now you want to add the legs. Don't make them even with the top of the 2x4s. You don’t want the mattress to slide right off. Use a small cut of wood to give yourself a 1/2″ gap.
The 2x2s support the slats of the beds. Then you have three pieces that form the lip of the bed, over the 2x4s.
At this point, you simply need to attach your slats. Remember to cut all of your slats, then space them out evenly.
Add remaining slats depending on the mattress. I went with as much support as possible as there’s no box spring with these platform beds.
Make sure to sand your furniture so they won’t get splinters!
Use dusting gloves to brush off dust after sanding.
Prime the bed, let it dry, then paint it whatever color you like.
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