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Simple Daybed/Farmhouse-Bed-Hybrid

June 6, 2011 |
posted by uli
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About This Project

I needed a bed for my guestroom and decided to build a mixture of the simple daybed and the farmhouse bed. The back and the front rail are attached with bed brackets for easy disassembling.

From Plan (new): 
Estimated Cost: 
175 $
Estimated Time Investment: 
Day Project (6-9 Hours)
Required Skill Level: 
Beginner
Type of Wood: 
Lumber and laminated timber
Finish Used: 
Acrylic paint in antique white
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brookifer86's picture

Looks Fabulous!

I love the look you created, the blend of simple and farmhouse looks really great.

posted by brookifer86 | on Mon, 2011-06-06 15:45
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lollypoppy's picture

Simple and pretty. Love it.

Simple and pretty. Love it.

Krista

posted by lollypoppy | on Tue, 2011-06-07 23:45
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redhead_61's picture

awesome job. love it

awesome job. love it

posted by redhead_61 | on Wed, 2011-06-15 22:54

Question about height

Dear Uli, I love the daybed you created and I'm planning to build my own next week for our guest bedroom, which doubles as my project room. Could you tell me what height you made the bed? It looks lower than the average headboard height, but higher than the average footboard height. I'd like to make mine close to your, which I think is just perfect.

Thanks,
Sara

posted by Guest (not verified) | on Tue, 2011-06-21 11:42
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Thx :-) I've made the panels

Thx :-) I've made the panels 19,5" high, and the legs measure 31,5". On top of the panels I screwed and glued a timber, which is a little bit thicker than a 2x4. So the overall height is 33,5". If you like I could send you my sketchup file.

Uli :-)

posted by uli | on Tue, 2011-06-21 15:30

Thank you!

Thanks Uli,

Those dimensions will be a big help. I've constructed more than 30 pieces now, thanks to Ana, so it's no big deal for me to design my own plans and dimensions now. I'm hoping to complete this project before my sister comes out for a visit. Wish me luck!

Sara

posted by Guest (not verified) | on Tue, 2011-06-21 21:42

Sketchup for Simple Daybed/Farmhouse-Bed-Hybrid

Hi, Uli! Do you think you could please help me out by sharing your sketchup notes for the "Farmhouse-Daybed-Hybrid"? This would really help me to get a handle on building this project.
Thank you from Martina.
P.S.-Though we now live near Palm Springs, California, we lived in Sachsenhausen for nearly 2 years & office was in Wiesbaden. Though I prefer the climate here, I still miss Germany.

posted by Miss Martina (not verified) | on Sat, 2011-08-20 01:58
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Sketchup file

Hi Martina,

no problem, please give me your email-adress and I will send you that file.

Greetings from rainy Germany
Uli :-)

posted by uli | on Sun, 2011-08-21 03:47

Beautiful Daybed File

Yay! Thank you so much for the help.
MissMartina@earthlink.net
MM-
The humidity is very low and average temperatures: 40C-46C during this time of year.

posted by Miss Martina (not verified) | on Sun, 2011-08-21 21:48

farm house daybed notes

Dear Uli,

I am brand spanking new here on Ana-white and I love, love, love your daybed. I would like to give it a go for my daughters. Is it possible to get your sketch up notes? This will be my first build and I am so nervous about trying something without having a plan in front of me. My email is rrockenhaus@hotmail.com
Blessings, Robin

posted by Rockin'Robin | on Wed, 2012-06-20 23:00

farmhouse daybed

I would LOVE it if you could send me your sketchup file too. I want to build this for my guest room.

posted by Guest (not verified) | on Wed, 2011-09-14 09:56

Love your bed

I would love to make this for my son's room. I am a beginner, can you provide the file for me to look at too?

posted by Helleni (not verified) | on Wed, 2011-08-31 16:27
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Hello Helen, yes, I can...

Hello Helen,
yes, I can... but it will take till weekend. please send me your email-adress.
regards
uli

posted by uli | on Wed, 2011-08-31 17:35

Hi Uli, I too LOVE what you

Hi Uli, I too LOVE what you did and would love it if you could send me the file of the sketch up too.

jfogerty84@gmail.com

Thank you!

Jackie

posted by Guest (not verified) | on Sat, 2011-09-17 02:36

Sketchup Plans for Farmhouse bed

Luv the bed. Would it be possible to obtain the plans?

Gratzie.

posted by Tagati (not verified) | on Tue, 2011-09-20 14:58

Uli, I absolutely love this

Uli,

I absolutely love this daybed and have been searching for such a bed, even to buy, but have found nothing. My husband is super handy and loves wood-working, so I think I am going to put him up to the task! :) Could you e-mail me your sketch-up file as well? My e-mail is clayandamyhowerton@att.net.

Also, is there room to put a trundle underneath...this is a must-have for us. Do you happen to have any plans for a trundle? If not, hopefully my husband can come up with something for that!

Thanks so much for sharing your great idea and plans!
Amy

posted by Guest (not verified) | on Fri, 2011-09-23 14:39

Daybed

Could you please email me your sketchup plan? I LOVE this bed!

ktbby@cox.net

Thanks,
Katie

posted by Guest (not verified) | on Sun, 2011-09-25 14:51
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Sketchup file

I've uploaded the daybed file to the Sketchup gallery
http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=95f5c95ba96f7cee345d1...

posted by uli | on Mon, 2011-09-26 03:50

Gorgeous bed!

Hi Uli,

Would you email me the plans for this bed please? It's perfect and exactly what I have been looking for!

Thanks so much,
Siobhan

posted by Siobhan (not verified) | on Tue, 2011-11-08 20:56
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Hi Siobhan, I used Anas plans

Hi Siobhan,

I used Anas plans for the simple daybed and the farmhouse bed to build this bed.
Thx
Uli

posted by uli | on Wed, 2011-11-09 04:56
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LOVE THIS BED

Hi Siobhan, I was wondering if you could possibly send me the plans for this bed in a Word document or through email. I tried to access the plans you attached above but my computer wouldn't allow me to open it. Also, I saw where someone else asked if a trundle would work with this bed and if you had plans for that, if so I would love to see if we can try to tackle that project as well. My email address is kharrel@gmail.com. Thank you so much!...you have inspired me!!!!

posted by kharrel | on Wed, 2011-12-28 23:50

Plans for daybed

I LOVE this bed. Would you mind sending me your sketch up and plans as well? Thanks so much and have a blessed and happy new year!

posted by Cheri (not verified) | on Mon, 2012-01-02 12:58
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Happy New Year :-)

Please have a look here:
http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=95f5c95ba96f7cee345d1...

posted by uli | on Mon, 2012-01-02 15:15

farm house day bed

Hi, your bed is beautiful, could you please send me your dimensions, I would like to attempt, making this but kinda do an L, with a twin, and then a toddler mattress, at the head, the smaller mattress, would be like the short side of the L! Very new to this, but I would like to give it a go!

posted by Jenny Briggs (not verified) | on Mon, 2012-01-30 09:12

plans

Uli,

I love this so much and as others have said...it is the exact height I think I would need. This is my first solo project (without help from the man in my life) and i would love all the help I can get. Could you send me your plans for the hybrid? email address is raven.bradford@gmail.com

Thanks much,
Raven

posted by Guest (not verified) | on Sat, 2012-02-04 12:35
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Hi Jenny and Raven, I don't

Hi Jenny and Raven,

I don't have plans except the sketchup drawing which you can download from http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=95f5c95ba96f7cee345d1...
Have fun :-)
Uli

posted by uli | on Sat, 2012-02-04 13:25

Plans & Materials list

Do you have a mertials list you used to buy the wood, etc for this bed. We are wanting to build a similar bed and add a trundle drawer underneath. Any guidance you can provide would be great!

Rach

posted by RachaelA (not verified) | on Thu, 2012-04-12 12:31

We figured it out and added

We figured it out and added one more layer to the project. We are combining the simple daybed, farmhouse daybed and trundle. So far so good.

posted by RachaelA (not verified) | on Fri, 2012-04-27 12:54

Beatiful bed

Hi Uli, I just love your bed, I'm new to building your own furniture but since I saw your bed I wanted to build it so I'm doing it. So far I have made the laterals and the back panels and now I'm putting it all together. I have some questions and maybe you can help me... you used bed brackets for the back panel, how did you put these so that they won't be seen? did you put them in the top and bottom of the panel?

Thank you very much

Judith

posted by Judith (not verified) | on Wed, 2012-05-09 03:39
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Brackets

Hi Judith,

I used bed brackets at the front and back rail. They can't be seen because the mattress hides them. Additionally I connected the back panel to the sides in the way you can see at Step 4 here: http://ana-white.com/2009/12/plans-simple-daybed.html.
Hope I could help you :-)

posted by uli | on Mon, 2012-05-14 03:24

Need this bed for my daughter!

Hey! I love the way you used the farmhouse bed for this daybed. It's perfect for what I'm looking for. I wanted to make my daughter the farmhouse bed but, we always wanted a daybed at the same time. This is perfect. Do you have any plans you can share with me so I can start making this? Thanks! kad050209@aol.com is my email if needed

posted by kad050209 (not verified) | on Thu, 2012-06-28 12:14

LOVE IT!

I absolutely LOVE this bed and it is exactly what I want. I know many people have asked for the sketches, sooooo if anyone has received them, could they please forward them on to me??? (of Uli, if you see this and you have them) I would greatly appreciate it. You should definitely post this as a plan post because I'm sure many others would love it!

my email is wright.serina@gmail.com

THanks so much in advance!!! :) :) :)

posted by SerinaDee (not verified) | on Tue, 2012-07-17 12:26

Post to HeadBoard

Hi Uli,

Outstanding work. I am going t make this for my 2 year old son. Quick Question.

I am confused about how to attach the posts to the panels for the head board. I assume you drill in from the far left and right of the posts? Do you use wood putty to hide the holes later? Could you use pocket holes? Or would that not be as structurally sound. Any advise would be appreciated.

From the instructions:

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.

posted by Jason Lebo (not verified) | on Thu, 2012-07-19 14:58

Simple Daybed and Farmhouse bed

What did you use to support the mattress on the daybed? A boxspring would be make it too high. Thanks for any info. Can't wait to get started on this project!

posted by Eileen Freyermuth (not verified) | on Mon, 2012-08-27 12:11
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I made a similar bed and use

I made a similar bed and use slats (piece of wood across) to support the mattress.

They were similar to these,
http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/25844409/

posted by jigganancy | on Mon, 2012-08-27 13:15
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That's the way I did it too.

That's the way I did it too.

posted by uli | on Tue, 2012-08-28 18:36

Farmhouse Daybed

Can you send me a copy of the plans for the daybed. Does it have a regular mattress or just covered foam. Thank you

posted by Renee Glaze (not verified) | on Fri, 2012-10-12 22:37
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Hi Renee, I don't have plans,

Hi Renee,

I don't have plans, I worked with a sketchup drawing. You can download it here:

http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=95f5c95ba96f7cee345d1...

The bed is has slats for a latex mattress.

posted by uli | on Sat, 2012-10-13 07:05

That's a nice looking bed, it

That's a nice looking bed, it definitely took you a lot of time making a bed like that. I was thinking for a long time about making one similar.

posted by milkyway | on Tue, 2012-10-16 05:45

Hi! I would love the notes if

Hi! I would love the notes if its still possible! My email is

lovell_celeste@yahoo.com

Thank you so much.

Celeste

posted by chlovell | on Fri, 2013-02-08 15:13
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Val Manchuk's picture

Simple Daybed

This is a great idea for a spare bed in our home office. Under bed drawers would be a good place for oir storage, too.

posted by Val Manchuk | on Sun, 2013-04-07 12:27
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oh my god this is

oh my god this is adorable!!!! Please may I have the plans and directions to copy? Thank you!

Debbie

posted by Imadethis | on Sun, 2013-05-12 10:52
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my email

my email addy is debbie747@msn.com for a copy of the plans,,,thanks!

Debbie

posted by Imadethis | on Sun, 2013-05-12 10:54

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