Farmhouse Bed - Taylor Family

Submitted by mikeandnic on Mon, 01/19/2015 - 14:38

This was my Christmas present for my wife for 2014. Took about two days for me and my brother, with another 4 hours of staining and assembly. Could have been done quicker, but we took our time and enjoyed it! I have a good knowledge of tools, as does my brother, but I haven't done a woodworking project since Junior High School.


All in all, it was great and the result is perfect. I highly recommend using a pocket hole for the headboard attachment if doing the plywood - I didn't use one and it was tricky smiley . You can't see the plywood because I decieded to add slats to the headboard and footboard in the end (wanted to stain the wood, not paint it as planned originally).

Estimated Cost
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
Spruce & plywood
Finish Used
Used a dark walnut stain as the finish, however, in the end we will do an espresso colour. Final top coat using Minwax® Polycrylic® protective finish was applied as well.
Recommended Skill Level


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