Full Size Farmhouse Bed

Submitted by kylihoot on Tue, 06/21/2011 - 18:36

I love this bed! Building it was pretty easy. I used 2x4s instead of 4x4s because I could not get them un-treated out here in the country. I used the king size frame idea and dado'd (if thats how its spelled or even if thats the right name for it) the legs so the bed rails rested inside flush. See picture! I used 4" lag screws and washers to fix the frame together. Next time i'll countersink holes so you wont see them!I built the bedframe with the joists, and used my boxspring with my mattress. If we ever get tired of the height, we just take out the boxspring. I used 5 2x4s for the joists, and it seems super sturdy. I CANNOT move this bed on my own, not even shake it, its super sturdy and is not going anywhere...but at the same time, I can plop out the lags and it can be hauled away if need be.
This bed fits my house! It was built sometime before 1920, and yes has all the flaws of an old house, but also has all the wonderful things like original molding, 9ft ceilings, and underneath shag carpet is a gorgeous wood floor just begging to be refinsihed... so this bed just adds to the charm:)
I love it! Thank you Ana for the plans!

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Finish Used
I sanded with 120 grit (random orbital sander) and primed twice, then 2 coats of Antique White.
Recommended Skill Level



Wed, 06/22/2011 - 09:05

It seems as though I want everything. Thanks for posting sooo many detailed pics, I love that!
I am starting on the Toddler Bed for my son. :)