California King Farmhouse bed

Submitted by PhilCo on Wed, 11/11/2015 - 07:24

I had to make some adjustments to the size, because our new mattress is 180 x 190cm, and I had a couple of problems with the plan, it was probably me rather than the plan, but nothing that I couldn't overcome. The bed is pino (pine) purely because I couldn't get any other dry timber in Colombia, unless I won the lottery. 

The boards on the headboard panel, I pocket holed (using ordinary wood screws) as well as glued, to ensure they will not part in the future, and I used lag bolts to attach the base to the footboard.

The bed is a few inches taller than the plan, purely because my Wife wanted one of our dogs to be able to continue sleeping under the bed!

Unfortunately due to the small size of the room, the photos do not show the bed that well. The full build is on my Blog.


Now to make the night stands! 

Estimated Cost
1256956 COP / $430 US / £282
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
Finish Used
Matt Oak Varnish, I only used one coat, because we didn't want the colour to go any darker, I used sponge 'brushes' to apply the varnish on all the visible timber, the base and MDF was just roughly brushed on.
Recommended Skill Level