Fancy Farmhouse King Bed with footboard

Submitted by Ellie S on Thu, 11/20/2014 - 20:25

I loved the look of the Mom's Fancy Farmhouse Bed...but we wanted a footboard. Made this to fit a traditionally sized King mattress (76x80) and it fits perfectly. Left the 3rd 1x6 off the frame of the support and instead connected a footboard which I made exactly like the headboard, but with shorter legs. I also added height to the headboard legs in order to accomodate both our mattress AND box spring. I didn't have room to bolt the headboard or footboard to the frame/support so instead I screwed 3" screwes through the legs into the frame from the footboard, and then screwed the headboard legs directly into the studs/wall in our bedroom. Very sturdy seeming and not wobbly. It worked perfectly for size/look in our new master bedroom. Spent several weekends on this project. Could've finished it faster if you have a full day and an extra set of hands to help move/turn the headboard/footboard as they get heavy once assembled.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
$200 after cutting the moulding incorrectly/needing to repurchase that.
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
Pine
Finish Used
Rustoleum Kona (2 coats), Rustoleum Polyurethane Satin finish. Could've gotten away with one coat but did not wipe off soon enough/was a bit uneven so the 2nd coat helped even everything out.
Recommended Skill Level
Beginner

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