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Classic Bed Plans

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Classic Bed Plans
Classic Bed Plans

It's the details that make this Classic Bed so appealing. This solidly built bed will be in your family for generations! Classic design features tapered leg bottoms and matching arches in the headboard and footboard along with stopped chamfers on the corners of the legs. Bed plan includes instructions for headboard, footboard, two side rails, stretcher and four mattress slats. The rails are connected to the headboard and footboard with knock-down bed rail fasteners which can be easily disassembled for moving or storage.

The Classic Bed shown in the photo is made of solid cherry. Queen, Twin and Full size variations are included. It's finished with cherry stain and a coat of tung oil/urethane combination finish.

(1) Classic Bed Plan
(1) 14 Page Instruction Booklet
(1) Complete Material List
More Information
Manufacturer Part Number 920112W
Weight 0.1800
Tech Spec
  • Finished Queen Project Measures: 71" W x 88-1/2" D x 45" H
4.4 / 5.0
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Made great looking bed from them.... thanks
April 25, 2019
1 month ago
Great Plans
The plans were very thorough and easy to follow. I made some minor modifications for personal preference but overall I'm very happy with the outcome.
Queen Size Bed
Queen Size Bed
March 26, 2019
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Civil War officers chair
Plans were great. I downloaded the full size patterns and built the chair. Excellent project. It fits in with my other Civil War memorabilia.
January 14, 2016
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
excellent plans
Easy to follow, with lots of side explanations of relevant techniques. I built the full size version even though the plans were for a queen. The adjustments were clear and straightforward.

Only item that I would have liked would have been an approximation of cost of lumber. I built mine of white ash and it cost me ~ $350. I estimated that cherry would be ~ $500.
July 14, 2015
over 4 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
I used these plans to make...
I used these plans to make this bed several years ago. I used all solid white ash. It turned out beautiful, sturdy and I'm sure it will last for generations. It's not a beginner project but with a good router and bits and the tech tips and jig plans included, you will be successful. It does take some time and effort making all of the slots and slats and the curves. Be patient, don't try to knock it out overnight and you will end up with a family heirloom!
December 20, 2012
Plans were great, explained everything including...
Plans were great, explained everything including jig to build. Like most people I changed a few thing in the order of assembly (like putting the slats in the dado then assembling the 2 pieces of the stiles). Also agree that different bed rail fasteners would be better but was unable to find them when searching. Overall great plan simple to follow and very detailed.
March 28, 2010
I made this bed for my...
I made this bed for my daughter. She loved it. These plans were easy to follow and explained everything. I used cherry and finished it with tung oil.
January 13, 2010
Excellent plans as stated in prior...
Excellent plans as stated in prior posts. Suggestions:1. When gluing stiles dado extra pieces of the dadoed inserts and lock them on both sides of all the stiles top and bottom and it will go much easier. If you try this bed you will see what I mean when doing glue up.2. I found the bed rail connectors to be the wrong type for this bed. I would suggest the 6 inch type that you mortise in the bed posts in order to avoid spaces and offset. I found it best to center them.
November 24, 2009
These plans were so easy to...
These plans were so easy to follow that I've decided to pattern the rest of my bedroom furniture after it. I built this bed out of poplar and loved the way it turned out. It took me three weeks to build.
April 17, 2008
Impressed with quality of plans. Easy...
Impressed with quality of plans. Easy to follow. I finished the bed with Watco Danish Oil Finish. I warmed up the Watco Oil finish on the stove and was very pleased with the grain. Finished up with a couple of coats of Zinser clear shellac. Now Iam waiting for someone to design a dresser and end tables to match.
August 7, 2011
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Building a bed
Erica P on Apr 8, 2019
Beautiful bed
Stephen K on Mar 5, 2019
Building a bed
Erica P on Apr 8, 2019
MARK B on Mar 6, 2019
Beautiful bed
Stephen K on Mar 5, 2019
Want to build a bed for my granddaughter.
Paul K on Feb 27, 2019
Gonna make just the headboard. We have Mission Style furniture. looks nice.
Alden S on Dec 15, 2018
For my granddaughter
CLYDE F on Nov 24, 2018
My wife likes the design.
Dewey on Sep 27, 2018
The process was easy and simple but i am not sure when to to receive my consignment!!
JUSTIN M on Sep 17, 2018
I want to make a bed frame for our spare bedroom.
John P on Aug 19, 2018
Need a headboard for guest bedroom thought this would be a match for our craftsman style furniture.
Maurice B on Sep 8, 2016
My partner likes the design, and I got the plans because cherry is too expensive to figure things out as I go along.
Matthew N on Jul 16, 2016
Clear and east to understand plans
Mike S on May 28, 2016
The style is just what I've been looking for.
Kathy M on Dec 4, 2015
The project is appealing to me. I have a new queen size bed.
James W on Nov 20, 2015
to build the bed frams
James L on Jun 15, 2015
MARK B on Mar 6, 2019
Want to build a bed for my granddaughter.
Paul K on Feb 27, 2019
Queen size?
A shopper on Apr 23, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes the plans are for a Queen size. It also has a list of what you would need to change to make a Full or Twin. I found the plans to be quite good and used them as a base for my own design.
Is this the frame or just a book of instruction?
Veronica K on Jan 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It's a reprint of an article from Woodsmith Magazine with good information on shop jigs and techniques to make the bedframe. Plenty of perspective sketches, cut lists and text to guide you through assembly. There are no scale drawings like other plans often have, but there's enough detail that you don't really need them.
Just exactly comes in the package?
A shopper on Jun 20, 2015
BEST ANSWER: You get a color print of a .pdf file that Rockler gets from someone else. That other company sells it for less but, I'm at work and can't give you the other site. Also, they give you an electronic copy for instant download instead of a hard copy. I unfortunately spilled coffee on my plans and don't have the pdf to print off another one.
I'm a newbee. Can I build this bed with standard pine? Say from lowes?
Pooky on Mar 26, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, any wood would work. I recommend that you carefully select each piece to ensure that each is straight with no twisting, cupping, and no large or loose knots. Look at the end of the board for vertical grain similar to quarter sawn to minimize cupping a
What tools are required for this project?
Rich on Jan 16, 2019
BEST ANSWER: These classic bed plans are very good but do require numerous wood working tools. Table saw, band saw, router and several router bits, forsner drill bits, sharp chisels, useful would be a drill press, belt sander, random orbit sander, drill and bits, screw gun. You will make a very large amount of wood chips and saw/sanding dust so a shop vac is good. Hope this helps.

Is there a sketchup copy of the plans? i want to make minor modifications to create a trundle bed.
Dewey on Sep 14, 2018
BEST ANSWER: not sure what you mean by SKETCHUP. I only made the head board, and modified the base for a medal frame.
Does these plans work for a king size mattress?
T H on Sep 29, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Sorry no, these include queen, twin and full-size variations.
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