Farmhouse Queen Bed

Submitted by Amanda G on Fri, 10/18/2013 - 19:56

First building project ever! I wanted a new bed for our new mattress and got inspired when I came across this website. A compound mitre saw, orbital sander, nailer, and many more tools later, I am building furniture whenever I get a chance!

Modified the way I attached the frame to the head board and foot board a bit. I used joist hangers on the footboard, which the frame slid into perfectly, and secured it with a couple screws on each side. I attached the headboard with 2 large carriage bolts on each side through the posts and frame.

Overall, I loved the way it turned out. On to the next project!

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
$200
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
a mish mash- cedar 4x4's for posts, pine for panels, and spruce for the rest.
Finish Used
Distressed white. I used a shade of white paint, sanded the edges and corners (mostly with an orbital sander) and used a stain pen (in Provincial shade) on the sanded spots. Sanded the entire project by hand using 220 grit sponge and finished with 3-4 coats of Minwax Polycrylic
Recommended Skill Level
Beginner

Comments

In reply to by Ana White

Amanda G

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 19:38

Your website really guided me through everything, from buying the wood to the finish. I credit you and tell people to visit this website whenever anyone asks me about my projects :)