Easy Tips on How to Make a Trundle Bed

By December 1, 2017Uncategorized

Learning how to make a trundle was one of the easiest woodworking endeavors I’ve embarked on. Trundle beds also happen to be one of the most useful woodworking pieces around the house.

It is a good option to have this kind of bed as it is much of a space saver and it can double as an extra storage space or a bed when you have extra guests.

To make a trundle bed, these are certain things you have to keep in mind.


The size of the trundle bed is largely dependent on the size of the master bed. It is for this reason that you have to be particular in measuring the dimension of the main bed as well as the height of the space under the main bed where you will place the trundle bed.

Also, in measuring these dimensions, you have to consider the size of the mattress you are going to place in the bed as well as the wheel you will attach later on to the bed.Otherwise, you may encounter a problem in storing the trundle underneath the main bed.


Making a trundle bed doesn’t require sophisticated tools. With just a saw, tape measure and a hammer you’ll be able to complete the job just fine.

Personally, I’ve used plywood in making this bed. Nails or heavy duty staples to join the wood together.


When the bed frame is completed, you’ll need to attach the wheels. You have to turn the bed frame upside down to make this job easier.

Afterward, it is up to you if you wish to paint or apply some finishing to the bed. But for aesthetic purposes, I strongly suggest you use the same paint or stain used in the main bed.

Source by Travis Montgomery

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