How to Make a Bamboo Bed?
DIY Tutorial

In this DIY tutorial I'll show you how to make a bamboo bed with very basic hand tools and without the use of any metal nails or screws.

Inventory of Materials

Bamboo Bed Materials

Tools Needed

Bamboo Tools

Step 1: Drilling Double Holes in the Bamboo Bed Frame Rails

Cut two bamboo canes of 220 cm length (the tip of the cane should include a node). Continue by drilling two double holes in each bamboo bed frame rail (A). The first hole should be made at 8 cm from the tip of the bamboo cane and the second hole at 202 cm from the first. The holes should be 7 cm in diameter.

How to Make a Bamboo Bed DIY Tutorial

Step 2: Drilling Single Side-holes in the Bamboo Bed Frame Rails

Rotate the bamboo canes (A) 90° and drill 4 single holes (not penetrating the two sides of the cane). Drill the first hole at 24 cm from the tip of the cane (the one with the node), and the other ones 56 cm from the first. All holes must be 7 cm in diameter.

Step 3: Cutting a Fish Mouth Joint in the B1 Cane. Step 1

The first cut is made with an angle of 45° starting at the end of the cane (B1). This cut must be made at both ends of the bamboo.

How to Make a Bamboo Fish Mouth Joint DIY Tutorial

Step 4: Cutting a Fish Mouth Joint in the B1 Cane. Step 2

The second cut is also made at 45° using the previous cut as a reference point.

How to Make a Bamboo Fish Mouth Joint DIY Tutorial

Step 5: Cutting a Fish Mouth Joint in the B1 Cane. Step 3

Finally, the inner edges of the fish mouth joint must be sanded or carved out, and the tips must be rounded. This is to create a better fit at the time of assembling the bamboo bed frame.

How to Make a Bamboo Fish Mouth Joint DIY Tutorial

Step 6: Drilling a Single Hole in the B1 Cane

Drill a 7 cm diameter single hole in the center of the longest side of the bamboo cane (B1).

How to Make a Bamboo Bed DIY Tutorial

Step 7: Drilling Double Holes in the B2 Cane

Drill two double holes at both ends of the bamboo cane (B2). These double holes should be drilled at 8.5 cm from the ends of the cane and have 7 cm in diameter.

How to Make a Bamboo Bed DIY Tutorial

Step 8: Drilling Single Holes in the B2 Cane

Drill 3 single holes in the (B2) cane. The first and the last hole at 30.5 cm from the end of the bamboo cane, and one in the center which should be at a 22 cm distance from the others.

How to Make a Bamboo Bed DIY Tutorial

Step 9: Placement of the Crossbars

Place the 4 bamboo crossbars (D) in the holes that were previously made in the bed frame rails (A).

How to Make a Bamboo Bed DIY Tutorial

Source: Translated from Vctecbamboo

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