Queen Size Farmhouse Bed with Storage

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 02/02/2016 - 10:42

Using Ana's original plans, I made this farmhouse storage bed with almost no modifications. It was a Christmas gift to my fiancée. To give the board on top of the footboard/headboard just a little bit of an upgrade, I used my router with a cove bit along the edges. The drawers weren't that hard to make, they just took some time and ensuring that they were square. I used plywood and MDF for the drawers as opposed to solid wood planks to save money. There is one drawer that has trouble opening and closing. I think it might be just a hair too wide for the opening ... someday I'll fix it! I also added a few blocks (leftover from my 4x4 posts) underneath the bed to support it; otherwise, it was lifted only by screws. I tried using lag bolts to connect the boxes to the posts, but then realized the bolts would stick out and hit the drawers when I slid them back in, so I just used regular screws to attach. This thing is heavyyyyy, but solid as a rock! Love having additional storage in our 1930s house.

Estimated Cost
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
Common pine, plywood
Finish Used
primer, white paint, weathered oak stain;

I primed and painted the entire bed first, then sanded by hand to get the distressed look. After that, I wiped the stain on the exposed wood to darken it, as well as over parts of the paint to darken parts of the white paint.

If I had to do it over again, I probably would have painted the wood a darker color first and then the white over that. I think it would have made the distressing process a little easier, and allowed the other color to show through better. All in all, I still like how it turned out!
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