Farmhouse Toddler Beds

Submitted by nmnguyen7 on Mon, 02/13/2012 - 07:13

I built this pair of toddler beds for my 2.5 year old twins. I used the original plans for one bed and the modified plans for the other (we have two different size mattresses, it turns out!). Both were a very straight-forward build, thanks to Ana White's plans! I love how they turned out. The kids picked the colors and were thrilled to see their favorite colors on their beds! Can't wait to start my next project!

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
Finish Used
Kids picked the paints- used water-based satin paint, distressed lightly, then water-based satin poly.
Recommended Skill Level


Brandy (not verified)

Fri, 02/17/2012 - 16:42

I love the way these turned out. Thanks for your picture! Im planning to build these for my twin boys :)


Thu, 02/23/2012 - 07:31

Thank you for the kind words! We are very pleased with how they turned out... and extremely surprised at how sturdy they are! I lay with each of the kids at night (just for a few minutes at bedtime) with no problem. Every toddler bed we researched prior to building these had a weight limit of 50lbs! These can hold my 200lb husband with no problem.

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