DIY Daybed – a perfect project for anyone on a tight budget! Perfect for a weekend in bed or as a comfortable sofa bed for friends or family, a DIY daybed is surprisingly easy to make. It’s a relatively inexpensive way to add a new bedroom to your home and it only requires basic tools and materials. It does not require an expensive woodworking shop to build. A weekend of work will provide years of comfortable seating for a fraction of what it would cost to buy a new one.
A couple of weekends, a few tools, and a bit of wood glue and you’re done! That’s all there is to a DIY daybed and what better way to kick off the project than with a stain so you can see right through the wood? There are a couple of options if you don’t want to stain your own mattress. Staining a vinyl mattress protector is an option that can be a bit pricey.
If you plan on using a mattress protector, you should know that its a little more work than just attaching a day daybed frame. In order to attach it to the mattress, you need to cut out strips of the protective sheet and use wood glue to attach them together like puzzle pieces. Once the glue has dried, it’s just a matter of sliding the entire piece under the mattress until it fully covered the entire piece. Then you simply repeat this process until you’ve got the whole thing covered. Remember to clean any edges or cut outs before putting the final finishing touches on your newly built diy daybed.
Stained Wood Matting – another great option for those who prefer not to stain their own furniture. It’s a much simpler way to create a beautiful looking custom look for your DIY daybed. What you need to do is take a large rectangular wooden frame with at least two long pieces (attaching stools would be preferable) and drill small holes into the back for the screws to attach to the frame. This is easily done with the help of a simple do-it-yourself guide.
A popular option for DIY day beds is the couch option. The couch that you choose is really dependent upon what your needs are. For example, a folding couch bed is a great option if you like the idea of sleeping on the floor while watching TV. Otherwise, a traditional 2 piece folding couch works great if you have no plans of placing your day daybed anywhere other than on the floor.
There are literally hundreds of woodworking projects that incorporate a DIY daybed. The most popular option tends to be those that involve using a woodworking router, such as creating a dining table with a round wooden frame and then cutting away pieces of wood to form the legs. You can also create a small bed out of a woodworking box, using a dowel and a couple of nuts. The beauty of woodworking is that you can make virtually anything out of it. If you’re looking for inspiration, there are literally thousands of free plans available online.
There are other options for a day daybed other than the typical sofa or couch. A side table, or coffee table, can be built with no tools at all. A stool can be created with a set of legs, covered in soft fabric. You can even use a larger sofa or chair and cut away pieces of fabric until you have the perfect sitting area. These types of options tend to be more expensive than other options, but they are fun and they add a touch of class to any room.
The final project in this series will be the frame, which will require nuts and screws of various sizes. The frame is the crowning glory of your day daybed. You can purchase different styles of wood for the frame, and there are even sets available that come with all of the pieces you need. This project is a lot simpler than building the sides and the other parts of the bed and will give you a frame that will make everyone who sees it thinks of the DIY craftsmanship that went into creating it.