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Twin Farmhouse Bed

February 21, 2011 |


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posted by Ana White

If you are looking for a classic farmhouse style bed for your child's room, this is the project for you. Featuring simple styling, large headboard and footboard tops, substantial legs, sturdy siderails, and the option to go with or without a boxspring, this beautiful bed is definitely worth your sweat!

Special thanks to Kristine for sharing her photos.

Twin Farmhouse Bed

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Twin Farmhouse Bed

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Dimensions

Dimensions: 
Twin Farmhouse Bed
Dimensions: 
Fits twin sized mattress

Materials and Tools

Shopping List: 

Shopping List for Headboard and Footboard
2 – 4×4 Posts (8′ Length)
4 – 1×4 (8′ Length)
4 - 1×6 (8′ Length)
1 – 2×4 (8′ Length)
1 – 2×6 (8′ Length)
Shopping List for Rails (If you do not have a metal frame already)
3 - 2×4 (Can be stud length or 8′ length)
2 – 1×10 (8′ length)
2x2s if you need slats

3 inch screws
1 1/4 inch finish nails
wood glue
wood filler
120 grit sandpaper
primer
wood conditioner
paint
paint brush
Tools: 
measuring tape
square
pencil
safety glasses
hearing protection
drill
circular saw
nailer
sander

Cut List

Cut List: 

Headboard
A) 2 – 4×4 Posts @ 54″ (Legs)
B) 4 – 1×4 @ 38 1/2″ (Panel Trim)
C) 7 – 1×6 @ 30″ (Planks for Panel)
D) 1 – 2×4 @ 45 1/2″ (Top of Legs and Panel)
E) 1 – 2×6 @ 47 1/2″ (Top of Headboard)
Footboard
F) 2 – 4×4 Posts @ 21″ (Legs)
G) 4 – 1×4 @ 38 1/2″ (Panel Trim)
H) 7 – 1×6 @ 15″ (Planks for Panel)
I) 1 – 2×4 @ 45 1/2″ (Top of Legs and Panel)

J) 1 – 2×6 @ 47 1/2″ (Top of Footboard)
Side Rails
K) 2- 2×4 @ 80 1/2″ (Side Rail Cleats)
L) 2- 1×10 @ 76 1/2″ (Side Rail Trim)
M) 2 – 2×4 @ 35 1/2″ (Rails Supports on Headboard and Footboard)

Cutting Instructions: 
Because board widths can vary, check to make sure your 1x6 boards measure 5 1/2" wide. If they do not, you may need to adjust the width of your panel trim boards, and the header boards. Best advice is to lay out the panel boards first, take a measurement (consider that twin beds are 39" wide, but there is a little room for play in there) and adjust the remaining cuts accordingly.

General Instructions

Please review the plans for the Queen Sized Farmhouse bed with Arch and the plans for the Queen Sized Farmhouse Bed. Because the building process is essentially the same, I will just provide information on how to modify the existing plan for the queen sized farmhouse bed.

Step 1

Twin Farmhouse Bed

Build the headboard by first lining all the panel boards out and attaching the panel trim boards with 1 1/4" nails and glue. Attach from the back to hide holes. Then attach the panel to the legs, then attach the 2x4 header to the legs (top) and panel (top) followed by the 2x6 header centered on the top of the headboard.

Step 2

Twin Farmhouse Bed

If you already have a metal frame and boxspring, you are done with the building process. If you have a box spring, you can make the side rails as shown below. Also, you can choose the heights of your rails and cleats depending on the thickness of your mattresses and box springs, and whether or not you want underbed storage or trundle.

Step 3

Twin Farmhouse Bed

Top view of the side rails.

Step 4

Twin Farmhouse Bed

If you do not have a box spring, you can place 2×2 every six inches on top of the side rail cleats. Screw in place. Then add mattress to the top.

Finishing Instructions

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bed height

i want to adjust the height of the bed. my goal is to be able to use under bed space for storage( maybe a 10" high basket) . I also do not want the mattress( i will be using a box spring) to "sit" above the end of footboard. please Ana , help! i want specific measurements prior to going to buy supplies. I have one week to get the details down . thank you

posted by sambenedetto7@g... | on Thu, 2012-08-02 07:54

Ciao a tutti, cerco questo

Ciao a tutti, cerco questo letto ma le cifre qui in Italia sono esorbitanti, poi lo vedo qui proprio come lo vorrei....
Il tutorial però riporta misure che non riesco a tradurre in centimetri qualcuno potrebbe aiutarmi?
Grazie in anticipo!!

posted by Michela (not verified) | on Fri, 2012-08-24 17:09

4 x 4's

any clue where to get them down here in the south that arent pressure treated?

posted by bethanysmom | on Mon, 2012-10-08 18:44

4 x 4's

any clue where to get them down here in the south that arent pressure treated? anyone know if 84 lumber would have?

posted by bethanysmom | on Mon, 2012-10-08 18:46
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Questions About Side Rail Size

Hey Ana & fellow Ana-White Fans!

I have a question I hope someone can help me out with.

This plan calls for the side-rails to be 76.5" long while on other twin bed plans such as the "Simple Bed" & "Kentwood" the side rails are supposed to be 75" long.

Am I missing why this beds side-rails longer than the other beds?

Thank you!! :)

posted by d-may | on Tue, 2013-02-19 03:30

If I want to make the headboard from plywood...

If I want to make my headboard fro plywood instead of beaded, what size plywood do I need to cut? I'm new at this and want to reduce complexities...

posted by Michele123 | on Sat, 2014-01-25 14:49

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