Farmhouse Bed (Full Size)

Submitted by Ana White on Mon, 10/29/2018 - 07:55
Difficulty
Intermediate
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Build your own full size farmhouse bed.  These Ana White plans use standard off the shelf lumber and basic construction.  Since it's all wood construction, you can stain it beautifully!  
 

Build a matching nightstand and stain or paint it for a complete set.

Collections
farmhouse bed full size plans
Dimensions
full size farmhouse bed plans
Fits Standard Full Size Mattress

Preparation

Shopping List
  • 12 - 2x4 8 feet long
  • 2 - 2x6 8 feet long
  • 2 - 1x10 8 feet long
  • 2 - 4x4 8 feet long
  • 1 - 2x2 8 feet long
  • 5 - 1x6 8 feet long
  • 4 - 1x4 8 feet long
  • 100 - 1-1/4" long brad nails
  • 75 - 2-1/2" long self tapping wood screws 
Common Materials
120 grit sandpaper
primer
paint
Cut List

HEADBOARD CUT LIST

  • 2 - 4x4 @ 54"
  • 2 - 2x2 @ 30"
  • 10 - 1x6 @ 30" 
  • 2 - 1x4 @ about 55" - measure and cut to fit as to match the width of your 10 1x6 boards
  • 1 - 2x4@ about 62" - measure and cut to fit as you are building
  • 1 - 2x6 @ about 64" - measure and cut to fit as you are building, should be about 2" longer than the 2x4 @ 62"

 

FOOTBOARD CUT LIST

  • 2 - 4x4 @ 21"
  • 2 - 2x2 @ 8"
  • 2 - 2x2 @ 3"
  • 10 - 1x6 @ 15" 
  • 2 - 1x4 @ about 55" - measure and cut to fit to match the width of your 10 1x6 boards layed out
  • 1 - 2x4@ about 62" - measure the top of the headboard panel plus the 4x4 legs and cut to fit
  • 1 - 2x6 @ 64" - measure and cut to fit, 2" longer than the 2x4 at about 62"

 

MATTRESS SUPPORT FRAME/SIDERAILS

  • 3 - 2x4 @ 78"
  • 1 - 2x4 @ 55"
  • 2 - 2x4 @ 12-1/2"
  • 2 - 1x10 @ 75"
  • 18 - 2x4 @ 32" -slats -  can be as short as 30" if you need to burn up scraps, can be other materials that are the same thickness, can also be all 1x materials
Tools
Tape Measure
Speed Square
Pencil
Safety Glasses
Hearing Protection
Drill
Circular Saw
Brad Nailer
Power Sander
General Instructions

This bed follows the same building steps as the Queen Farmhouse Bed (except you'll use one less 1x6 panel board and the overall length is cut down by 5").  Use the supplied cut list, but follow the steps in the Queen plan.

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Comments

Maria Stahl (not verified)

Thu, 10/29/2009 - 08:20

Thank you so much, Ana! I can't wait till he gets home from school and sees this. :o)

Lindsey (not verified)

Wed, 01/20/2010 - 08:43

I cannot access the link at your old blog to get the actual plans for this bed. It keeps redirecting me to the new site. Can you repost the farmhouse bed directions, please?

Sandie (not verified)

Wed, 03/24/2010 - 07:02

i absolutely can't wait for this summer. my father is going to build just the headboard part of this bed for my parent's queen sized bed. if all goes well, we are then going to attempt the entire bed for me :) mine will be a bit more complicated because i have a "commercial" mattress set, which is the width of a full/double, but the length of a queen. will post pictures whenever we get them finished. then on to a twin for my 3 1/2 year old daughter

Craig T. (not verified)

Mon, 01/24/2011 - 03:23

Thanks for the plans. I built this bed and painted it over the last couple weekends. It ended up great. However, I could only find pressure treated 4x4 posts without spending a fortune, so I went ahead and used those. I will have to come back in a couple months and paint the posts after they have dried out. I am very happy with the bed, and my daughter loves it.http://img823.imageshack.us/img823/5610/bed1.jpg
http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/3839/bed2l.jpg

Michele Richins (not verified)

Wed, 11/14/2012 - 19:41

Ana. I am looking for your 4 posted farmhouse bed in full and can't seem to find it on you site. Can you help me?

alex_torres

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 16:32

I'm new to your site and your instructions are super helpful! I'm going to give this a shot this weekend. Wish me luck :)

timex10

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 19:15

i would love to build this for my room but i need a king size. do you have plans for one