DIY Rolling Trundle Bed Plans

The other day I shared with you the plan for the Full-Size Farmhouse Pallet Bed for my son’s room.  One of the things that was very important to my son was that there be room for his buddies to spend the night.  My extroverted son would have a friend spend the night every day of his life if we would let him.  By raising the side panel of the bed to 16” from the floor there was more than enough clearance for the rolling trundle bed with a mattress to slide underneath.  And the trundle only costs $38 in lumber.  That is a steal compared to what even a metal trundle retails for.  And it is a super easy build.

diy trundle bed


Here is the supply and cut list for both the Farmhouse Pallet Bed and the Rolling trundle. TIP: Keep in mind that both a twin and a full-size mattress are 75” long.  So you are kind of shoving your mattress in to fit this trundle.  Please measure your bed first before attempting this.  And read the comments below.  The trundle ends up being 73” long to fit the mattress in so it is a tight fit.  If your mattress doesn’t have much give you will have to make adjustments to both the trundle and the side pieces of the farmhouse pallet bed so you have adequate room to roll it under.  I made sure to have 1” space left to right to roll the trundle in.  Also if your bed is wider than 35″ make sure to make adjustments to that dimension as well.

1.  Drill two pocketholes into each end of the 34” 2 x 6 pieces.  Attach that to the long 76” pieces.

easy trundle bed

DIY trundle bed

2.  Next cut 6-2x4s to 34”.  Add two pocketholes to each end of those.  Then attach those to the frame with the 3 1/2” side facing up.  Make sure you add the braces all the way to the head and foot of the trundle.  This is what you will be attaching your wheels to.

rolling trundle bed DIY

3.  Flip it over and add your 1 5/8” rolling casters to the bottom with 1 1/4” screws.

4.  Make sure it is square. Then rip a piece of OSB to fit inside (33 7/8” x 72 7/8”) and screw that down with 1 1/4” screws.

DIY trundle bed

I like to sand all of my pieces prior to assembly so it is ready for stain right away.  Always use a pre-wood conditioner on pine wood.  I used Minwax Special Walnut on mine.

farmhouse trundle bed

farmhouse pallet bed

The room just got finished being painted and I am adding curtains, a drop down desk, and some finishing touches on the room this week.  Stay tuned for a final reveal.

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