Fillman Platform Headboard

Submitted by Ana White on Mon, 02/20/2012 - 23:28
Difficulty
Intermediate
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About Project

How to make platform bed inspired by Pottery Barn Kids Fillmore Platform Bed. Free easy step by step plans include diagrams, shopping list and cutting list.

Yes, you read that right.

$150 to build both of these beds.
Remember a bit back when Whitney built this amazing bed for her son?

Plans for headboard and bed frame linked.
Well, Whitney's daughters loved the bed so much, they wanted their own! 
After a little DIY-ta-da! magic, here's what Whitney made for $150 - for two beds!

Stop on over and check out many many more photos and read from Whitney on how she finished this bed. Today's plan is for the headboard. We'll be adding the twin platform bed plan this week.

Dimensions
Dimensions are shown above.

Preparation

Shopping List

1/2 sheet 3/4" plywood or MDF
1 – 1x2 @ 4 feet long
1 – 1x3 @ 8 feet long
1 – 2x3 @ 8 feet long
1 – 2x4 @ 4 feet long
1 – small moulding @ 10 feet long
1 1/4" and 2 1/2" pocket hole screws
1 1/4" and 3/4" finish nails

Common Materials
3/4 inch finish nails
1 1/4 inch finish nails
120 grit sandpaper
Cut List

1 – 3/4” plywood @ 39” x 32”
1 – 1x2 @ 39”
1 – 1x3 @ 39”
2 – 2x3 @ 43 1/4"
1 – 1x3 @ 45 1/2"
1 – 2x4 @ 39”

MOULDING
2 – 3/4" wide moulding @ 22” (long point to long point, both ends mitered at 45 degrees off square, ends are NOT parallel)
2 – 3/4" wide moulding @ 33” (long point to long point, both ends mitered at 45 degrees off square, ends are NOT parallel)

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

Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. It is also advisable to review the Getting Started Section. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain. Be safe, have fun, and ask for help if you need it. Good luck!

Instructions

Step 1

On the back side of your plywood panels, drill 3/4" pocket holes around side and top edges. This is for attaching in later steps the legs and the header.

Step 2

On the front side of the bed, attach with 1 1/4" finish nails and glue your panel trim. TIP: you can actually clamp trim in place, and then nail from back to hide nail holes and avoid pocket hole locations.

Step 3

Next, add the legs with glue and 1 1/4" pocket hole screws. Legs are flush to top of top panel trim and should match the thickness of the panel + trim.

Step 4

Keep the header flush to the back, with even overhangs on ends, and attach with 1 1/4" pocket holes and wood glue.

Step 5

Step 6

Now the final step! Cut out trim pieces and carefully position. It's a great idea to measure and mark out trim. Attach with glue and 3/4" finish nails.

We will also post plans for the twin platform bed part later this week. It is designed to work with this bed as well.

Finishing Instructions
Preparation Instructions
Fill all holes with wood filler and let dry. Apply additional coats of wood filler as needed. When wood filler is completely dry, sand the project in the direction of the wood grain with 120 grit sandpaper. Vacuum sanded project to remove sanding residue. Remove all sanding residue on work surfaces as well. Wipe project clean with damp cloth.

It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed.

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