Modern style farmhouse bed, DIY plans by ANA-WHITE.com
Shopping List depends on Mattress Size - see cut list
2-3/4" self tapping wood screws
2 - 4x4 @ 52-1/2" - Headboard Legs
1 - 2x4 @ width of mattress + 7" - Top of headboard
2 - 1x2 @ 27-1/2"
5 - 1x6 or 1x6 tongue and groove @ width of mattress - Headboard planking
1 - 2x6 @ width of mattress
2 - 2x4 @ length of mattress - Siderail Top
2 - 2x6 @ length of mattress - Siderail
2 - 4x4 @ 14-1/2" - Footboard Legs
1 - 2x4 @ width of mattress - Footboard Top
1 - 2x4 @ width of mattress - Footboard Base
2 - 2x4 @ length of mattress - Cleats
1 - 2x4 @ length of mattress + ~1" - Center Cleat
11 - 1x4 or 2x4 @ width of mattress + ~2" - Slats
Common Mattress Sizes (width x length) - Measure and double check
- Twin - 39" x 75"
- Full - 54" x 75"
- Queen - 60" x 80"
- King - 76" x 80"
- Cali King - 72" x 84"
Attach top 2x4 to legs - we just screwed through top with 2-3/4" self tapping screws.
Nail or screw (fastener length at least 1-1/4") 1x2 cleats to the inside of legs.
Attach first plank board to cleats, top and legs. If using tongue and groove, place groove side up, tongue side down. Pocket holes (3/4" setting, 1-1/4" screws) recommended for attaching to legs and top.
Attach remaining planking boards. If not using tongue and groove, you will need to attach each 1x6 to the 1x6 before it with 3/4" pocket holes and 1-1/4" pocket hole screws.
Build two of the siderails by attaching 2x6 to 2x4 with pocket holes. We centered the 2x4 on the 2x6. I also drilled pocket holes to attach the 2x4 (place carefully so won't be covered by 2x6) and 2x6 to the legs in later steps (see step 8).
Build the footboard as you did the siderail, then attach to legs.
Attach siderails to the legs with 2-1/2" pocket hole screws or metal brackets.
Add cleats with 2-3/4" self tapping wood screws. Center cleat optional for twin bed.
For additional support center legs can be added to the center cleat.
Lay slats over cleats and screw down.