Farmhouse Bed (Full Size)

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Build your own full size farmhouse bed.  These Ana White plans use standard off the shelf lumber and basic construction.  Since it's all wood construction, you can stain it beautifully!  

Build a matching nightstand and stain or paint it for a complete set.

full size farmhouse bed plans
Fits Standard Full Size Mattress


Shopping List
  • 12 - 2x4 8 feet long
  • 2 - 2x6 8 feet long
  • 2 - 1x10 8 feet long
  • 2 - 4x4 8 feet long
  • 1 - 2x2 8 feet long
  • 5 - 1x6 8 feet long
  • 4 - 1x4 8 feet long
  • 100 - 1-1/4" long brad nails
  • 75 - 2-1/2" long self tapping wood screws 
Common Materials
120 grit sandpaper
Cut List


  • 2 - 4x4 @ 54"
  • 2 - 2x2 @ 30"
  • 10 - 1x6 @ 30" 
  • 2 - 1x4 @ about 55" - measure and cut to fit as to match the width of your 10 1x6 boards
  • 1 - 2x4@ about 62" - measure and cut to fit as you are building
  • 1 - 2x6 @ about 64" - measure and cut to fit as you are building, should be about 2" longer than the 2x4 @ 62"



  • 2 - 4x4 @ 21"
  • 2 - 2x2 @ 8"
  • 2 - 2x2 @ 3"
  • 10 - 1x6 @ 15" 
  • 2 - 1x4 @ about 55" - measure and cut to fit to match the width of your 10 1x6 boards layed out
  • 1 - 2x4@ about 62" - measure the top of the headboard panel plus the 4x4 legs and cut to fit
  • 1 - 2x6 @ 64" - measure and cut to fit, 2" longer than the 2x4 at about 62"



  • 3 - 2x4 @ 78"
  • 1 - 2x4 @ 55"
  • 2 - 2x4 @ 12-1/2"
  • 2 - 1x10 @ 75"
  • 18 - 2x4 @ 32" -slats -  can be as short as 30" if you need to burn up scraps, can be other materials that are the same thickness, can also be all 1x materials
Tape Measure
Speed Square
Safety Glasses
Hearing Protection
Circular Saw
Brad Nailer
Power Sander
General Instructions

This bed follows the same building steps as the Queen Farmhouse Bed (except you'll use one less 1x6 panel board and the overall length is cut down by 5").  Use the supplied cut list, but follow the steps in the Queen plan.


Maria Stahl (not verified)

Thu, 10/29/2009 - 08:20

Thank you so much, Ana! I can't wait till he gets home from school and sees this. :o)

Lindsey (not verified)

Wed, 01/20/2010 - 08:43

I cannot access the link at your old blog to get the actual plans for this bed. It keeps redirecting me to the new site. Can you repost the farmhouse bed directions, please?

Sandie (not verified)

Wed, 03/24/2010 - 07:02

i absolutely can't wait for this summer. my father is going to build just the headboard part of this bed for my parent's queen sized bed. if all goes well, we are then going to attempt the entire bed for me :) mine will be a bit more complicated because i have a "commercial" mattress set, which is the width of a full/double, but the length of a queen. will post pictures whenever we get them finished. then on to a twin for my 3 1/2 year old daughter

Craig T. (not verified)

Mon, 01/24/2011 - 03:23

Thanks for the plans. I built this bed and painted it over the last couple weekends. It ended up great. However, I could only find pressure treated 4x4 posts without spending a fortune, so I went ahead and used those. I will have to come back in a couple months and paint the posts after they have dried out. I am very happy with the bed, and my daughter loves it.

Tabitha's attempt

Wed, 11/04/2020 - 08:55

Mandylynn523, I can't see any responses but did you figure out how to adjust this plan to accommodate the crown molding as pictured?? I really want to duplicate the picture with the molding and I am sooo out of my element..

Michele Richins (not verified)

Wed, 11/14/2012 - 19:41

Ana. I am looking for your 4 posted farmhouse bed in full and can't seem to find it on you site. Can you help me?


Thu, 11/06/2014 - 16:32

I'm new to your site and your instructions are super helpful! I'm going to give this a shot this weekend. Wish me luck :)


Thu, 04/16/2015 - 19:15

i would love to build this for my room but i need a king size. do you have plans for one


Tue, 05/19/2015 - 01:30

I can't seem to find the plans to this bed. Could you send me the link to the full plans??? Also I am trying to build the loft farmhouse bed that dirt squirt built were there ever complete plans for this put up?


Tue, 06/23/2015 - 11:53

My father and I are trying to build this TODAY, and would love for some measurement modifications for adding a trundle underneath! Please help :) Also, where is the plan for the trundle that fits under here, and do you put it up on wheels?


Sat, 02/25/2017 - 17:09

What type of wood should I use for the posts? I dont think 4x4 posts are available in pine, could I just use spruce/hemlock?


Mon, 04/20/2020 - 08:47

Do you have this plan in full but modified to use a twin size trundle? I would love to make it for my son’s room but we really need a trundle bed. Or, do you offer another full size bed to build that has a trundle?


Tue, 10/06/2020 - 11:50

Love your plans, they are so easy to follow and put together. I would like to make a suggestion, regarding pocket holes. The first twin bed I built using your plans, was my first introduction to pocket holes. I purchased a small Kreg jig and was instantly in love. The bed is so sturdy and no puttying, plus it looks professional!! I think it would be nice to offer plans with and without pocket holes.