Black Farm House Bed

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 12/23/2015 - 06:26

I used Anna's plans, but I wanted to reduce the weight of the bed so I replaced the 2 x 10's with 1 x 8's and I made the cross slats 1 x 4's face up. The 1 x 4's also create a platform to put your bed on so no need for ply wood or box springs. This is still very sturdy, but about half the weight as the original plan.

Thanks Anna for the great ideas and plans! Now I am on to the farm table, wish me luck!

Estimated Cost
I actually spent too much, I bought everything to plan and then bought everything to redo the plan, so all in with paint it was about $300.
Estimated Time Investment
Day Project (6-9 Hours)
Type of Wood
Pine and building lumber
Finish Used
I used Killz as a base coat then a flat black paint, looks great but it will take some maintenance.
Recommended Skill Level
Intermediate