Fillman Platform Twin with Barn Wood Headboard

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 06/21/2016 - 07:15

I started with the Fillman Platform Twin Bed plan and made a few modifications.  

  • I adjusted the size of the bed slightly to fit the mattress we purchased for the bed.
  • I wanted the bed to be a little taller, so I simply added a few inches to the legs.  
  • I made the headboard from old barnwood and added pieces around the side and end rails of the bed to tie it all together.  
  • Used a bunky board instead of slats to hold the mattress.
  • Decided to stain the legs and paint the top cap cream to match some other furniture in the room. Still not sure if I love it, but I thought it might be too much dark wood if I stained it like the legs.  

With a mitre saw, Kreg jig and nail gun, this project is pretty simple to put together.  Obviously painting or staining takes some time, but the bed itself can be put together in 1-2 hours.  

Estimated Cost
$100
Estimated Time Investment
Day Project (6-9 Hours)
Type of Wood
Pine rails & legs, rough wood inside, and barnwood exterior & headboard
Finish Used
Espresso stained legs with polyurethane finish, Semi-gloss cream paint on top cap with polycrylic finish
Recommended Skill Level
Beginner