Farmhouse King Bed

Submitted by nguim21 on Thu, 06/09/2011 - 20:19

I have been dreaming of building a bed since I found Ana's website over a year ago. I bought the wood in January and slowly worked on it over 3 months, mainly because I was uncertain that I could actually do it myself! After spending about 3 hours in a row to finish it, it is finally complete! I am so happy with how it turned out and friends of mine cannot believe that I did this BY MYSELF! View more on my project at or

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
Estimated Time Investment
Day Project (6-9 Hours)
Type of Wood
Stud grade
Finish Used
Minnwax stain. I mixed dark walnut and early american. I applied a coat of one, then a coat of the other until I got the honey/brown color I wanted. I then used a poly to give it some sheen at the end!
Recommended Skill Level
Starter Project



Tue, 02/21/2012 - 08:39

When you say "poly", did you use a polyurethane or a polyacrylic? I am having trouble deciding what to do on the farmhouse headboard we just made!

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