I found a barn door headboard in a rustic furniture store years ago. They wanted $2700 for a Queen size....no thank you! I followed the plans for the Farmhouse King Bed and added cross pieces for barn door look using instructions from the Brookstone Headboard. I cut the legs at 56” to add some height and I set the bottom of the back panel at 18” above the floor to make sure no gap is seen with our thinner, memory foam mattress. I couldn’t be happier with our headboard and the total cost, including screws & stain, was about $150! Boom! Thank you Ana White for sharing plans! I’m working on the Mini Farmhouse Bedside Table now & feel like I can build anything! I would highly recommend Power Pro Premium Interior screws (no splitting or stripped heads, no pre-drilling & they counter-sink great in soft wood). For the 4x4 posts I used GRK UberGrade R4 multi-purpose 4” screws, which had the same quality, all from Lowe’s.
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
Whitewood (spf-spruce/pine/fir) from Lowe’s
I used wood conditioner, as recommended. Then 2 coats of Minwax Special Walnut with light sanding in between. I chose 2 coats of clear satin polyurethane, lightly sanding in between for a great rustic finish that’s not too glossy. I did beat up the wood and sanded off all square edges prior to applying any finish.
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