Queen Farmhouse Bed with Arch

Submitted by perchik on Fri, 07/29/2011 - 11:34

I build the Farmhouse Bed with Arch in queen Size. I built this over the course of a couple days and then finished it slowly over a month. I did modify the bed to have a 6 inch taller footboard. Also, the mattress I have has a low profile box spring that's only 4 inches tall. The mattress itself is about 10 inches tall.

Additionally I changed the plans a little bit to make it modular. The legs of the headboard are mounted on with bolts and the side rails are also bolted on. This allows me to take it apart and move it fairly easily. The other modification I made was because I couldn't find untreated 4x4s. I ended up using two 2x4s with a 1x4 in the middle. Cut everything separately and then glued/nail-gunned the leg together.

Also in the extra pictures you can see the set of Tryde tables I made at the same time. That post will come once I get a finish on them.

Built from Plan(s)
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Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
Plain old Knotty Pine from Lowes
Finish Used
I sanded it with 80grit, 120grit and then 220grit sandpaper. Then I applied MiniWax PreStain Conditioner before staining. I used one coat of Cabot Oil Based "Autumn Harvest" stain [this was one of the colors they have to mix at the store for you.] After that I applied two coats of High-gloss Polyeurathane.
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Fri, 07/29/2011 - 14:14

Are you kidding? That's a lot of stuff you just built, and it ALL looks amazing!! I am really loving the autumn harvest stain. :)

Patrick (not verified)

Fri, 07/29/2011 - 20:05

Thanks! Everything was built in a week but I did have the advantage of a nailgun and lots of time.

chris.allen5 (not verified)

Thu, 11/10/2011 - 19:56

how did you mount the side rails to the foot board?