Queen Farmhouse Bed

Submitted by ralarid on Thu, 04/21/2011 - 11:28

I just completed the Queen Farmhouse Bed from Ana's plans for a friend of mine. She needed a "big boy bed" for her son that could double as a guest bed when family is in town.
I made a few modifications to the plan for the frame. I realized after the headboard and footboard were completed that I wanted the box springs to sit inside the side rails on slats so I had to notch out the post on the headboard to accommodate the extra width. 
I finished the bed with paint, "Blue grey slate", distressed it a bit, and gave it a coat of polycrylic.
Overall, I am extremely happy with the result. I have made some chairs and frames before but this was my first BIG project. It was a lot of fun for me and I love being able to stand back and see what can be built in your own garage!

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
$180
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
Pine, Fir posts
Finish Used
I gave it a good sanding, then applied Blue Grey Slate paint & primer in one. Two coats of that. Then slightly distressed with a sanding block and a screwdriver between the panels. Last, I gave it a coat of polycrylic to protect it.
Recommended Skill Level
Beginner