Distressed Farmhouse Storage Bed

Submitted by atphelan on Thu, 05/08/2014 - 11:33

This is my biggest project to date; I put it together with a few modifications to the plans on this website (as I'm sure everyone does!) It will be my wife and my bed for quite some time and hopefully I can pass it along in the future. Seems sturdy as a rock and the additional storage will benefit us as our home has minimal closet space. The finish is a waxed-stained-sanded painted surface.

I broke this project into 3 phases: headboard, benches, and footboard. Juggling two kids and a wife, its hard to be able focus completely on a project without some (often welcome) interruptions.

One final note: this website introduced me to and this project confirmed that my favorite tool in my tool shed is the Kreg Pocket hole Jig; bought it thinking I would use it on a buffett table I built and have used it on every project since!

Estimated Cost
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
regular ole pine from Lowes
Finish Used
waxed-stained-sanded painted surface
Recommended Skill Level


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