We made these very easy very simple benches that fit together to make a nice daybed out of 2x4s and plywood for under $50. Here’s the step by step:
What you need: (FOR 1 BENCH. To make a daybed double the amount of items)
2” x 4” x 8’ pine stud (x3)
2’ x 4’ sheet of plywood or OSB board about 1/2” thick (x1)
Box of 4” wood screws (x1)
pocket hole jig
electric screw driver
Keep in mind, the measurments we went with were to fit specific pillows that I used for the cushions. You can adjust slightly to make them any size you want.
Cut the 2x4 stud into the following lengths:
First we created simple square frames for the legs and attached a brace in the middle.
Once the legs and brace were attached together we flipped it upside-down, placed the legs on 2” blocks (scrap pieces of wood) to elevate it off the ground and screwed the top frame into the legs.
I know this is a pretty roughly explained DIY but I hope with the photos you can decipher what we did!