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My Mom's King Fancy Farmhouse Bed

October 26, 2012 |
posted by thehallway
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My Mom's King Fancy Farmhouse Bed
My Mom's King Fancy Farmhouse Bed
My Mom's King Fancy Farmhouse Bed
My Mom's King Fancy Farmhouse Bed
My Mom's King Fancy Farmhouse Bed
About This Project

I built this bed for my parent's guest room at my sister's house. It is very similar to a bed mom had been wanting. They wanted a king size so I had to do some modifications to the original plan - primarily adding 16" to all width measurements. I also used 10 - 1x8s for the headboard panels. That made the panels slightly too wide, so I had to rip a little bit off the 2 end panels.

The hardest part of the project was getting it in her house! The legs made it about 1/4" too wide to fit it thru the door. We were about to remove the legs (which would have been a disaster since they were glued, screwed and painted on) when we finally figured out the right angle to squeeze it in. I had to touch up the paint in a few spots once we got it in position, but that was much better than having to remove legs and put them back on. We still need to get plywood for the mattress to sit on and I'm going to add a middle leg for extra support since it's a king. I will probably eventually build nightstands to go with it. Overall, I'm pretty happy with how it turned out since this is my largest and "fanciest" project so far.

Estimated Cost: 
~$250
Estimated Time Investment: 
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Required Skill Level: 
Intermediate
Type of Wood: 
Aspen
Finish Used: 
Valspar Satin Latex Enamel in White

How to alter for easy moving?

I really love this bed, however, being military we move quite often. Is there a way that you would recommend I could alter it so that it can be broken down a little to make it easier for moving? Thank you much :D

posted by bran2511 | on Tue, 2013-04-09 14:41
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For easy moving

For easy moving I can not recommend the highly enough. You attach them to the side rails and the head and foot of the bed and instead of screwing the whole bed together it just locks into place. They are THE BEST! http://www.rockler.com/m/product.cfm?page=11

posted by Juanita_r | on Tue, 2013-04-09 16:29
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Bed brackets R UR Frend

Attach the sides to the headboard and footboard with bed rail brackets so you can knock the bed apart to move

http://woodworking.rockler.com/search#w=bed%20rail%20brackets&asug=&sli_...

There is even a bracket for the center rail of a king-sized bed.

posted by Tsu Dho Nimh | on Tue, 2013-04-09 17:59

How to alter for easy moving?

I really love this bed, however, being military we move quite often. Is there a way that you would recommend I could alter it so that it can be broken down a little to make it easier for moving? Thank you much :D

posted by bran2511 | on Tue, 2013-04-09 14:41
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Moving

I just posted a brag post with this bed in black. I will see if I can upload a photo of how I built this bed for very easy break down. I looked at all the brackets etc.. with this being built out of pine I was not 100% confident in the Rockler / Wood craft brackets. I used a forstner bit and a 4.5" bolt with some washers.

Cincinnati, Ohio

posted by jlouki01 | on Sat, 2013-08-24 20:31

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