Farmhouse Queen Plans

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Keywords: 
farmhouse bed, ana white, pottery barn, diy, bed made of 2x4
Dimensions: 
Dimensions fit a standard Queen Mattress 60" x 80"

(4) 1” x 8” x 8’ Pine Board (For Panels)
(8) 1” x 4” x 8’ Pine Board (Trim for Panels)
(2) 4” x 4” x 8’ Beam (Posts)
(2) 2” x 4” x 8’ Boards (Top of Panels, you can use 2x4 studs)
(8) 2” x 6” x 8’ Boards (Top of headboard and footboard, joists for bed frame, you can use 2x6 studs)
(2) 2” x 10” x8’ Boards (Siderails)
(2) 4’ x 8’ x 1/2'” Plywood (For the frame if you do not have a box spring)
(1) Gallon Paint
(20) 4 1/2" screws
(50) 3" screws
(100) 1 1/4" brad nails for nailer Wood Glue

Common Materials: 
wood glue
wood filler
120 grit sandpaper
primer
paint
paint brush
Tools: 
measuring tape
square
safety glasses
circular saw
nailer
sander
Cut List: 

(8) 1” x 8” @ 30” Headboard Panel
(8) 1” x 8” @ 15” Footboard Panel
(8) 1” x 4” @ 60” Trim for Panels
(2) 4” x 4” @ 54” Headboard Post
(2) 4” x 4” @ 21” Footboard Post
(2) 2” x 4” @ 67” Top of Panels and Posts (recommend taking an exact measurement before cutting)
(2) 2” x 6” @ 69” Top of Headboard and Footboard (add 2" to the measurent taken above)
(6) 2” x 6” @ 57” Joists for the Frame
(2) 2” x 10” @ 83 1/2” Side Rails

Cutting Instructions: 
Make sure that your panel boards measure 7 1/2" wide. If they do not, you will need to add to your panel. The easiest method is to add 1x2 trim to the front and back of the panel, on the ends, on top of the 1x8s. This will create a full frame around the panel and give your bed a more custom look and no one will ever know those 1x8s don't make it to your posts.
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General Instructions: 

In addition to the standard instructions, make sure you also read through all the other Farmhouse Bed Plans. I tried to integrate different techniques in the different plans to help you build your best possible bed. Good luck!

Step 1

Building the panels.
Start by attatching the 1x8x30" boards to the 1x4x60" as shown in the picture. Butt the 1x8s to get the planked look. Make sure you use 1 1/4" brad nails, at least two nails per board and use wood glue.

Other side of the panel
Flip the panel over and do the other side, as shown. This time use longer nails, between 1 1/2" and 2" (prefered) and glue. Again, make sure you do the two nails per board.

Step 2

Legs.
Now attatch the 4x4 posts to the panels. Make sure you pre drill half way through the post and use the 4 1/2" screws. Line the top edges of the panel and the post, keeping everything square as shown. Screw into the panel where it is sandwich 3 boards thick. Put at least 6 screws in each post.

Summary: 

My bed is my favorite piece of furniture I have ever built. My farmhouse bed has all the top qualities of a Knock-Off Wood furniture plan: cheap, easy, fast, beautiful, simple, durable, no special tools required. And did I mention that this bed is solid wood? Nope, no MDF in this bed. I have since made several Farmhouse beds, and am always very happy with this particular furniture plan.I spent a total of $120 on this bed, using some scraps, leftover paint, and off the shelf lumber.

Step 3

2x4 Top. First, line the 2x4x67" up on top of the headboard. I actually recommend you measure the top of the panel and 4x4 posts and make an exact cut instead of just cutting at 67". Then cut the 2x6 2" longer than the 2x4. Use screws to secure the board to the top of the panel, making sure to screw into the posts on both ends. Use glue.

2x6 Top. Then, center the 2x6x70" board on top of the 2x4x67" and screw together. At this point, the headboard should be complete.

Footboard. Put together the footboard using the same steps as 1-7, but with the shorter panel and posts.

Step 4

Optional Bed Frame if you do not have a box spring. Please also visit the other beds in the collection to see other options for building a bed frame or using a box spring. Construct the frame as shown, leaving a 3 1/2' overhand on the headboard end to secure the frame to the headboard. Predrill to at least 4 holes to in this overhang to ease attatching to the headboard. Space the joists every 16" and use at least 3 screws per joist per side. Pre drill into the last joist to prepare to attatch to the footboard. Use glue. The frame will be attatched as follows.

Step 5

Attach through the siderails into the headboard posts. Attach the bottom of the bed frame directly into the footboard.

Finishing Instructions

Finish Used: 
I gave this bed an Antique White finish, but have done natural wood and other colors with the same success. I choose to distress this bed by lightly sanding outside edges. I also ran a flat bladed screwdriver down any groves in the planks to highlight the planking in the panel.
Preparation Instructions: 
Prepare for finish by filling holes, sanding and cleaning all sanding residue from project and work surfaces.

Comments

Would I lose any strength if I used 2x4s to build the bed frame for the mattress to sit on? I originally had not intended on using the frame as I have a box spring; however when I started to look and see how it was going to look height wise I am changing my mind. My mattress as is sits 21" high w/ boxspring just sitting on the floor. The footboard is only 24" high. If I do away with the boxspring and build a frame, I can gain some extra space. Basically I don't want the mattress towering over the footboard.

My solution was to use some extra 2x4s I have laying around and build a frame similar to above. I've got a pretty heavy memory foam mattress that I want to ensure has proper support and is not towering over my footboard.

What do y'all think?

i found your site here and love everything about it.. it has really inspired me to play with wood..lol (not that way..hehe) i'm very crafty, but wasnt so sure about building.. my husdband had a customer that owned a mill. so i wrote my list and gave it to him for this bed.. and what i got back was absolutly beautiful raw red pine... Oh my is it beautiful.. it has been 6 months now it is planed and dried finally and this week we are working on building it.. I do have one question i have serched for as you stated ubove with using a box spring.. but i can't find what i need.. i have all the wood to build the middle but would it still work with using a box spring???
also if i knew how to post pictures i would lol with the scrap wood I built a potting bench always wanted one and i serched on here for one and was so excited although with no measurements, my husdband told me make a blue print.. so i did and you should see it.. absolutly beautiful... thanks for the site and look forward to hearing from you...

I have a question for anyone that would be kind enough to answer. I am in the process of making the queen farmhouse bed. I read through all the brags posts and plans and I believe I have made the right tweaks to get the bed will perfectly meet my needs.

There was a brag post that mentioned using pocket holes on the inside of the trim panels to screw into the post, I decided to use the pocket hole suggestion but to also use the 4.5 inch wood screws to screw into the panels from the post. I felt like that way I would have 2 screws going in both directions...so I would be covered. However, yesterday, I drilled pocket holes and used 2.5 inch pocket hole screws, two on each trim panel, for a total of 4 screws in each post. After I screwed them all in, my footboard felt STURDY. My question is: Am I okay just using the pocket holes? Or should I absolutely use the 4.5 inch woods screws through the posts?

My rationale is that I may be okay just using pocket holes screws, because the two screws in each panel, both penetrate the posts about 2 inches, whereas the original plan calls for 3 screws into the post, but would only penetrate the panel 1 inch per screws. So the inches penetrated by the pocket hole screws would be greater.

Any thoughts?

Thank you!

Can someone tell me what they used for the 4x4 post? I can only find pressure treated post. Any suggestions.

I too am having a hard time finding non-pressure treated 4x4's. Many comments say they paid $$ for fir or cedar. I have no options. I have called 5 lumberyards (forget the big box stores - they only have PT) and no one has any. I am in FL. I don't want to use 2 2x4's, but think I may have to. I have 2 panels waiting in my garage and my boys are getting inpatient as they want their new beds. I will try to call a few other places, but then will have to go with the 2 2x4's.

I built this in King size and changes a few things. I made my posts 5 X 5 and raised the footboard to 31". I also wanted to have the ability to diassemble this so I flush mounteded the side rails to the front of the posts. Nice design. Thanks

Hi Ana! Can you provide me with the plans, cut list for the King size?

Thanks and love your style!!!

I bought 4x4 cedar posts for $17/post at Lowes, but I found the 4x4 non treated pine for $8 each at Menards.

I love your site, I am a first time home buyer and am planning on trying a bunch of your plans. A couple of questions though. First, how do you know at what hight to attach the frame to the posts? Second, I don't have a box spring so I plan on building the frame. Does a piece of plywood go over the frame to form the box spring? Thank you so much for your help!

My headboard panels don't measure 7 1/2" as Ana warned and I'm not sure what she means about adding 1 by 2 trim. I'm a real newbie so I'm hoping somebody can explain in detail what she means by adding the trim on the headboard. Thanks in advance.

I did most of the work on the headboard today and found it to be rather heavy. I would like to make it so I could hang the frame on the head and baseboards or visa versa so we could easily disassemble the bed when we move. Has anybody done anything like that? Also should I attach the 4x4s to the headboard with screws in a vertical line or horizontal or what. Or maybe it doesn't matter. I'm pretty new to this. And thanks to Ana for her excellent blog and getting me going!

I did most of the work on the headboard today and found it to be rather heavy. I would like to make it so I could hang the frame on the head and baseboards or visa versa so we could easily disassemble the bed when we move. Has anybody done anything like that? Also should I attach the 4x4s to the headboard with screws in a vertical line or horizontal or what. Or maybe it doesn't matter. I'm pretty new to this. And thanks to Ana for her excellent blog and getting me going!

I did most of the work on the headboard today and found it to be rather heavy. I would like to make it so I could hang the frame on the head and baseboards or visa versa so we could easily disassemble the bed when we move. Has anybody done anything like that? Also should I attach the 4x4s to the headboard with screws in a vertical line or horizontal or what. Or maybe it doesn't matter. I'm pretty new to this. And thanks to Ana for her excellent blog and getting me going!

Hello,

How far is the bottom of the mattress from the floor? I have a 12" thick mattress and don't want to make it too far off the ground.

Also, is there a way to make this to take apart for moving and storage? Perhaps with bolts connecting the siderails to the headboard and footboard?

Thanks so much! I can't wait to get started!

Hi my name Bridgette Iam a newly single mom. I am looking for a dresser and a chest of drawers to match this bed i already found a night stand.

Hi my name Bridgette Iam a newly single mom. I am looking for a dresser and a chest of drawers to match this bed i already found a night stand.

I haven't been able to locate pine or whitewood 4 x 4 posts. I have found a Chinese fir post. What have other people used for this part of the plan?

Finally finished the bed today, can not wait to sleep in it tonight...
Thank you Ana, your bed is now complete & in use in Ireland...
You are a star girl, Thanks again

Hi I just stumbled upon your site and love this bed. I looked everywhere high and low to find what type of material you used for the 2x4 2x6 and 4x4. Dis you use spruce or pine here? or is it doug fur.? whats the best to avoid twisting and bowing down the road. thanks so much, ante

Hi I just stumbled upon your site and love this bed. I looked everywhere high and low to find what type of material you used for the 2x4 2x6 and 4x4. Dis you use spruce or pine here? or is it doug fur.? whats the best to avoid twisting and bowing down the road. thanks so much, ante

Great plans - easy to work with and easy to build. Had to adjust the height for our boxspring, and added extra support by the footrest (the 1x6 boards weren't quite strong enough to support the weight given the positioning, so...

We'll be making many more of your plans, for sure! Thanks!

Hi there,

I know that it has been mentioned that people are having trouble finding the full size plans for this Farmhouse Bed but I am as well. I see that Ana posted there is a post about it in Oct 2009 - but I can't find that post. I have looked through the California King Plans, King Plans, & Twin Plans and don't seem to be having any luck. Any help would be so appreciated!

Thanks,

I found the full size plans just in case anyone else was having troubles finding it too.

All I know is in the search box I typed: full
Then I specified by room: Bedroom
Collection: Farmhouse

Scrolled down and it's there! Wooohooo - can't wait to make this!

Best of luck to you all!

Great design, I went with 1x6 for the panels which makes you get 1x3 for the sides. Took the idea of the accent reading lights from the king version. I highly recommend calling about 4x4s, in North Carolina it is almost impossible to find untreated posts. Literally had to drive an hour to find a supplier.

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I have a question about the plywood 4'x8' sheet mentioned in the materials list. Where does it fit in the plans? I read through the plans several times, particularly about the joists for the sans box spring bed and don't see how the plywood fits into the frame of the bed. Any pointers...I realize this may be a silly question.

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