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Free Woodworking Plan: Making a Queen Size Bed Step-by-Step

Every now and then a really special project presents itself – one that helps move the woodworker in a new direction, is challenging and most importantly turns out well.

Such was the case with the queen size bed I built. I called the project “The Tornado Bed” because it was donated to the tornado relief effort resulting from the terrible tornado out-break that occurred in 2011.

Too large to shoot in my workshop - the queen size bed in my driveway.

Too large to shoot in my workshop – the queen size bed in my driveway.

Even though I have been woodworking for three decades, I had never attempted a bed before. I don’t know why; as designed, this bed wasn’t extremely challenging. There certainly is a need in my home for a bed of this type. I could use two actually.

Now I have the pleasure of adding a successful bed project to the list of things I have constructed, and early in 2012 another “first” took place. It became my first donated project – given to a family who had their home destroyed by high winds on the morning of April 27, 2011.

For now, I have a recap of the design and construction process, along with a little background about the tornado event itself since that day was so central to this project. It is laid out in a magazine format titled Making a Queen Size Bed Step-by-Step. Here are a few images showing some of the content:

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2014 Page 16

For this plan, I make extensive use of illustrations. The plan features…

  • 17 pages, recently updated with additional views
  • More than 25 high-resolution illustrations.
  • A full cut list and several exploded views.
  • Links to detailed web-based information.

Download this plan FOR FREE
Click the link below to begin your instant download. This breaks all the rules concerning online marketing, but I do not collect your email address and I have no way of knowing who is downloading this woodworking plan. This means no emails or spam will follow your download. The only thing I do ask is that you consider following my blog. To follow, see the follow box in the upper right of this web page.


If you have any questions about the construction process, send me a message by using the form on my About/Contact page.

Woodworkers who have built beds using this plan…

  • “A Project That Will Be Treasured Forever” – a very special blog post about the queen size bed plan: click here.
  • “Terry B. Builds the Queen Size Bed” – click here.
  • A trundle-bed version of my queen size bed design: click here.

One last thing: You can see the full construction process along with a post about delivery of the bed to the recipients of the relief efforts by clicking here.


  1. This is awesome! I have always wanted to learn more about woodworking so I can make all my own furniture one day. The visuals are clear and easy to understand. So great! Thanks!

  2. Great plans, great design…this is perfect for our needs. we have a very small budget to make 2 queen size beds, I just started wood working and think this maybe there perfect maiden project….do you have a list of materials to purchase?

    • Anthony – thanks for visiting my blog. There is a cut list, but no cutting diagram showing the layout of parts on boards.

    • bthornemail says

      Nice I would like to make one also, what do you think the budget for it is

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  4. Nate says

    Hey Jeff will this same design work if I was wanting to build a four poster bed with a canopy, or do you have or recommend another plan for my project? I love the design of your plan by the way, it’s simple, clean, and attractive!

    • Hey Nate, the post size might be a little thick for a four poster, but it would work. I would definitely recommend a canopy. The wife and I have a four poster with a canopy; the canopy being removable.

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