Farmhouse Storage Bed with Drawers - Twin and Full

Submitted by Ana White on Mon, 02/08/2016 - 11:17
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DIY Farmhouse bed with storage drawers, in twin and full sizes.  Perfect for adding storage to kids rooms.

Hope you all had a fantastic weekend!

A few of you have been asking for twin or full size plans for our Farmhouse Storage bed (queen plans here) -

Built by Beekeeper

Well, I'm happy to be at your service.  Plans follow, enjoy!

XO Ana

 

 

Dimensions
Twin or Full size

Preparation

Shopping List

3 - Sheets 3/4" Plywood 1 Sheets 1/4" Plywood or other sheet goods 2 - 4x4 post, 7 feet long 2 - 1x4 @ 10 feet long 3 - 2x4 @ 10 feet long (cut longest first!) 5 - 1x10 @ 8 feet long (OR 1 sheet of 3/4" plywood cut into 5 strips 9 1/4" wide) 6 - Euro Style Drawer Slides (the cheapo white ones) 14" long 2 - 2x6 @ 6 feet long SLAT SYSTEM - May be able to use less since span is less 3 - 2x2 @ 8 feet long 9 - 1x3 @ 8 feet long 5 - 1/4" hobby stock, 2 1/2" wide @ 8 feet long (OR 1/4" plywood cut into strips 2 1/2" wide) 6 Knobs or handles

Common Materials
1 1/4 inch finish nails
2 inch finish nails
Cut List

HEADBOARD (TWIN) 1 - 3/4" Plywood @ 26" x 32" 2 - 1x4 @ 32" 2 - 4x4 @ 54" 2 - 2x4 @ 32" 1 - 2x4 @ 39" 1 - 2x6 @ 41" HEADBOARD (FULL) 1 - 3/4" Plywood @ 26" x 47" 2 - 1x4 @ 47" 2 - 4x4 @ 54" 2 - 2x4 @ 47" 1 - 2x4 @ 54" 1 - 2x6 @ 56" FOOTBOARD (TWIN) 1 - 3/4" Plywood @ 15" x 32" 2 - 1x4 @ 32" 2 - 4x4 @ 19" 1 - 2x4 @ 39" 1 - 2x6 @ 41" FOOTBOARD (FULL) 1 - 3/4" Plywood @ 15" x 47" 2 - 1x4 @ 47" 2 - 4x4 @ 19" 1 - 2x4 @ 54" 1 - 2x6 @ 56" STORAGE BOXES (FULL AND TWIN) 4 - 3/4" Plywood @ 15 3/4" x 75" 8 - 3/4" Plywood @ 15 3/4" x 13 1/2" 2 - 1/4" Plywood @ 75" DRAWER BOXES (FULL AND TWIN) 12 - 1x10 @ 21-1/2" 12 - 1x10 @ 14" 6 - 1/4" Plywood @ 23" x 14" *Plywood cut into strips for drawer sides can be substituted for 1x10s, use 3/4" plywood DRAWER FACES - cut to fit (FULL AND TWIN) 6 - 3/4" Plywood @ 23-3/4" x 13 1/4" 12 - 1/4" hobby stock, 2 1/2" wide @ 8 1/4" 12 - 1/4" hobby stock, 2 1/2" wide @ 24"

Tools
Tape Measure
Speed Square
Pencil
Safety Glasses
Hearing Protection
Kreg Jig
Drill
Circular Saw
Miter Saw
Brad Nailer
General Instructions

For detailed plywood cutting diagrams, check out queen plans here.

Plan diagrams shown for twin.  Full size is simply 15" wider.  Lengths are same so storage boxes do not change.

Instructions

Step 1

Drill two 3/4" pocket holes on each end of the 1x4 boards Attach to 4x4 posts with 1-1/4" pocket hole screws and glue, front edges are flush.

Step 2

Drill 3/4" pocket holes on sides and top of plywood panels. Apply glue to back edges of 1x4s on headboard. Attach to 4x4 legs with 1-1/4" pocket hole screws. Use 1-1/4" nails or screws to secure panel to 1x4s.

Step 3

Drill two 1-1/2" pocket holes on each end of the 2x4 bottom supports. Attach to 4x4 legs with 2-1/2" pocket hole screws and glue.

Step 4

Attach top 2x4s through predrilled pocket holes in headboard panel with 1-1/4" pocket hole screws. Then attach 2x6 to top with 2" or longer fasteners and glue. Overhang is 1" on all sides.

Step 5

Step 6

If you are staining this project, apply edge banding to front edges of all 3/4" plywood pieces. Your drawers will not slide smoothly if you do not carefully build the storage boxes square. Make sure plywood cuts are accurate and take extra care when building. Build storage boxes out of 3/4" plywood. Depending on the size of your drill, you may not be able to fit the drill inside to attach a second set of pocket holes. If this is the case, nail the second side with 1-1/4" brad nails and wood glue. Attach back with 3/4" brad nails to the 3/4" plywood edges with glue.

Step 7

Measure opening of storage area. If it is not 24", you will need to adjust the drawer boxes to fit. Build drawer boxes, place pocket holes on outsides where they will be covered by drawer face in later steps.

Step 8

Install drawer boxes in storage box, inset 3/4" from outside.

Step 9

Attach drawer face to drawer box, with an even 1/8" gap on all sides.

Step 10

Attach storage boxes to the headboard and footboard. Where attached to footboard, you may need to place shims between the storage boxes and the footboard panel.

Step 11

Twin is a significantly smaller cavity between the storage boxes so you may not need a slat system at all.

 

For full size, reference how the slat system was done in the queen size plans here.

Comments

kschmidt430

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 07:42

Hi Everyone!  I was curious, once built, what is the best way to go from garage to in the house?  Most new beds come in pieces that you put together...these look like we build the entire bed and then it's one large piece?  Any recommendations?  

Curt Leonard

Wed, 05/01/2019 - 07:12

The plans for the queen bed are gone now! I am literally in the middle of building the queen platform bed this week when the web page was removed. Can you please post that page again or the plans somewhere else soon? Thanks!