First DIY project - Bed with drawers. How to put this together.

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First DIY project - Bed with drawers. How to put this together.

Hi Guys. This is my first post on this forum, and i hope that i choose right category.

With my wife we have plan to build our own bed with drawers.

We have unfortunately no experience in that kind work so we'are asking for help.

How to put this together, and that bed will serve us for many years. We don't want wake up in the middle of the night on the floor

Matress 1400mmx2000mm, under the matress will be this SULTAN LADE Dno

What we have to use? Nails, screws, woods pin?

What do you think?
 
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Not sure I totally understand the question but if you use slats, they should stay in place by there selves since there is a 'border' on each side to keep them from sliding out. You could nail them in place in you felt the need to. Do you intend to use a box spring also? or just a mattress?
 
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I suggest screws and glue.

I do not think you will be happy with the wood rail on the sides. Take a look at how other beds are constructed. There is no rail beside the mattress
 
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Thanks for the comments

We plan to use that kind of spring mattress SULTAN HURVA Spring mattress - Full - IKEA if i undarstand term spring box? Is that wrong solution for this mattress?

Please give us other advice.

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Miszka
 
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They're calling it a 'foundation' but I've always heard it called a box spring - what often goes between the mattress and the bed frame. SULTAN ÅRAM Foundation - Full - IKEA
 
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In that case... No. Only mattress and frame under.

About "I do not think you will be happy with the wood rail on the sides."

I'm tired of mattress moving side to side, from left to the right... This solution keep mattress in one place.
 
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As long as you don't have the wood on the sides higher than the mattress, it won't be an issue. I slept many years in a water bed frame with a standard mattress in it. Made changing the fitted sheet a bit of a pain, but not too bad. You'll want to round the upper edge on both the inside and outside.
 
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How thick wood must be that i feel safe on the bed i don't concern about crash bed under me and my wife? I want to use solid wood.
 
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Why not use plywood under the mattress? My first mobile home was an old travel trailer with the floor/ceiling rounded in the back. To make everything fit I built a bed out of 2x4s and plywood. At the time I only had money for the mattress and thought I'd get a box spring later but I think that bed was probably the most comfortable bed I ever slept on - just a mattress laying on plywood.

1/2" plywood should be stout enough but you might want to go thicker if y'all are overweight.
 
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Marksr,

You're right again.

Over 40 years ago I built a twin size bed with two draws spanning the width. Used plywood and mattress only. Still in use and my wife loves it because of the large drawer size. And very comfortable. All five kids have used it and my still at home daughter still uses it refusing an offer to buy her a new bed.

The only drawback was the fact that I built it in the basement, used all screw construction and had to take it apart to relocated it in the bedroom and reassemble it.
 
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Why not use plywood under the mattress?

I read somewhere, that if i use plywood directly under the matress there will be after some time mold...
 
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I lived in my 1st MH for 3 yrs and there never was any mold under the mattress or on the plywood but I can see where there could be the possibility of trapping moisture between the plywood and the mattress. Maybe flipping the mattress every month or so negates that effect .... I don't know.
 
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Thanks for answers.

so screws and glue its will be enough to all connection? Will be strong enough or have to use some pins? First option its easiest way, so I like it better.
 
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For the most part friction will hold it in place. I have a run of the mill bed with steel rails along with wooden slats set between the rails - and they seldom move out of place. Glue and screws should be more than adequate.
 
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