My Farmhouse Queen Bed

I admired this project the first time I saw it, I thought about building it for a few months and got the opportunity when my Fiance left town. I completed this project in a weekend with a had from my friend (more just to hold the pieces where I needed them). I had previously built her a hope chest out of a Rare and Beautiful tongue and groove pine, I used the same wood for the head and foot board so they would match. Overall these plans were great, I changed a few things to make it a little more what I wanted. I made the foot board 24" in height with a total of 20" of tongue and groove. I also used some wrought head nails to give a little more character to the piece as well, you can find them here, . I wont do too much to the piece, more than likely just add a couple coats of shellac to match the previously mentioned hope chest. I hope you all enjoy this project as much as I did.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
Pine and Cedar
Recommended Skill Level



Wed, 07/03/2013 - 08:44

Did you need to pre-drill the nail holes? I am worried the wood will split with these types of nails. Thanks


Thu, 07/11/2013 - 12:36

Yes you do, I made a jig so I knew all the nails would line up with my wood and be in the same place. The bit was half the size of the nail, they are really just for a decorative look. Good luck with everything.


Thu, 07/11/2013 - 12:51

I figured out my biggest mistake was not lining up the nails with the grain of the wood. Once i had the nails lined up in the right direction they went in mostly without a hitch. One of the panel boards did split but was hidden by the 1x4 face board. Thanks again for the idea and i'll post pics when completed.