Build: pipe & wood slats bed
Ana and I are up to our old tricks again except this time we've entered new territory by combining wood boards with galvanized steel pipes to make this twin bed.
It's a match made in heaven and Ana has the plans here so you can build this bed too.
Inspired by both the Pottery Barn Owen bed and RH Baby's industrial steel pipe bed we married the two designs to create our own diy version.
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This is definitely a different type of build requiring very little tools except your hands to screw the pipes together.
And just like all of Ana's other plans we designed this plan using off-the-shelf, readily available supplies that can be found at any big building supply store.
steel pipe $466
Yes this bed will cost just over $500 to build but that's still cheaper than any retail price and combines both retail looks for a truly unique build.
Thank you Ana for working with me on this project, your willingness to work with a new medium gave me the support I needed to pull this build together.
How to build a pipe and wood slat bed:
- No glue was used on any pipes or pipe-to-wood connections.
- Hand tighten pipe connections until you are confident of pipe placement, this allows you to unscrew if necessary - that’s the beauty of working with pipe.
- The most difficult portion will be connecting the siderails to the footboard and headboard since the pipe screws together in the same direction on both ends (if you’re screwing in one end essentially you are unscrewing the other end simultaneously). Follow the step by step instructions carefully.
1. Follow Ana's plans for supplies.
All the pieces are off-the-shelf available except the (2) siderails at 75" and (4) top horizontal portions at 18". You will need to have these pieces cut and threaded at the store.
2. Start with one footboard leg:
3. Then begin the other leg, foot portion only and connect the siderails.
4. Do the same for the headboard except opposite, completed headboard leg attaches to siderail with footboard foot portion only leg. Completed footboard leg attaches to siderail with headboard foot portion only. This allows you to screw siderail completely into tees by swinging the foot portions around and around.
5. Then begin connecting the horizontal pipe support section using 1" close nipple.
6. Prepare the wood slats, I stained my boards using Minwax weathered oak.
Attach the split ring clamp hangers:
7. Then place wood slat on footboard and screw in 1" x 8" nipple:
8. Add next horizontal pipe and tee section:
9. Screw clamp into position centering board between horizontal pipes:
10. At the top screw two 18" pieces together using 1" coupling:
11. Build the mattress support:
Please leave a comment or email if you have questions when building this bed, it's a learning curve using the pipe but completely doable for those who love diy.
The walls are painted Benjamin Moore old navy matte.
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