Fancy Farmhouse Bed

Submitted by henryholub on Tue, 05/07/2013 - 13:16

With a child on the way, our house has been undergoing some changes. We were in need of a guest bedroom for family members and needing to store my wife's childhood twin bed with a hidaway twin underneath that was set up in the room that would become the nursery. We also needed to clean all the backpacking gear out of the closet in the nursery room to get ready for it to be taken over by all the baby stuff. I decided a "King-sized" bed out of the two twin mattresses would be a good solution as it would keep us from "storing" the two mattresses and meet the guest bed need. After I came across the plans for the fancy farmhouse bed, I knew if i just added some height to it, I could meet the storage need too! There's 14'' on my version of the fancy farmhouse bed between the carpet and the rails, plenty of room for medium sized plastic tubs to slide in and out (as seen with the "test tub" in the picture. Under my bed there are currently 9 tubs, two large suit cases, a PA speaker, Power speaker head, a large double sleeping bag, and a little room for more. I'll try to add pictures when I finish the room out with night stands (wine crates mounted to the wall), a bedskirt, lamps, and a headboard. Once I got the wood home, it was a fast build. The slowest part was painting

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
$75
Estimated Time Investment
Afternoon Project (3-6 Hours)
Type of Wood
Pine
Finish Used
Flat white valspar paint
Recommended Skill Level
Intermediate

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