Here is my spin on the Farmhouse bed. I made the entire thing 8 inches taller, added a couple random pieces here and there, and stained it dark walnut. I also modified the plans to use a box spring and bed rail fasteners to make it easier to take apart.
Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
Pine and fir standard lumber from Home Depot
I applied 2 heavy coats of dark walnut stain using a piece of cotton shirt as a rag. Just dip the rag in the stain and rub it into the wood going with the grain. I've found using a rag instead of brushes gets a more even coat of stain and goes is a lot faster. I didn't use any poly because I live in a log cabin in Alaska and wanted a more rustic look.
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