Submitted by Leiah on Mon, 12/15/2014 - 19:30

My boys were in desperate need of beds and I am always on a tight budget. I have always loved the farmhouse bed design and decided it was time for DIY project. The instructions made everything so simple. And Home Depot and Lowes are always so helpful in making the cuts....I can do it myselft, but I have to say it is nice to unload the wood and start building right away. 
A few things I learned....

1. Not all 1x6's will be 5.5" wide, so just like the instructions tell you....double check

2. You can't stain wood filler...I had no idea it wouldn't take the stain very well

3. Using 2 2x4 to make a 4x4 post is WAY cheaper

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Finish Used
Miniwax walnut stainn
Recommended Skill Level



Tue, 12/16/2014 - 06:31

They look great, like a pottery barn ad without the $1000 price tag! Love the sail boat wall paper.


Tue, 12/16/2014 - 08:49

These came out great! The room is decorated so nice and I love that wall paper. Some fillers are better than others. One filler I used that takes stain better is Elmer"s ProBond. It has a black label, says it's stainable and is pricier but I do like it. Again, great job!