Farmhouse bed Queen

Submitted by fish-hed on Mon, 02/11/2013 - 13:10

I followed Anna's incredibly easy to follow plans pretty darn closely. I used Cherry for 90% of the bed and the cross-boards on the headboard and footboard are poplar. I used lumber that I had been holding on to for some time and purchased construction-grade lumber for the frame. Anna's plans allowed me to bring to fruition my dream to build my own bed. This was the largest project I'd built to date, and I was incredibly happy with the outcome. For a mattress I ordered foam from http://www.mattressbymail.com/ I ordered 5" of high quality foam and 4" of the 5lb viscomax memory foam and it is the most comfortable bed I've ever slept in for

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
cherry and poplar for headboard footboard, construction grade pine for frame
Finish Used
minwax antique oil finish
Recommended Skill Level
Beginner