Blue Stain Pine Farmhouse Storage Bed

Submitted by martint on Thu, 10/31/2013 - 13:11

This project was inspired and guided by the plans for the

Farmhouse Storage Bed with Hinged Footboard by birdsandsoap.

The most visible parts, head and foot board, are made of beetle-killed blue stain Lodgepole pine, locally sourced and milled.

The boxes are made of 3/4" maple plywood and rest on a frame of 1 by 2's. I am still working on the 6 drawers, which will have blue stain pine fronts as well.

The bed slats between the boxes are stapled to webbing and the first and last slat are held by dowels drilled into the supporting rails to prevent the slats from sliding around.

Knock-down design - by removing the few (non-loadbearing) screws that fasten the head/foot boards to the boxes, the bed can be disassembled into manageable/movable components.

Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
blue-stain pine, 3/4" maple plywood
Finish Used
AFM Safecoat PolyureSeal BP - Satin
Recommended Skill Level


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