Sissy's Toddler Farmhouse Bed

Submitted by Wifey on Sun, 03/16/2014 - 15:16

I'm so excited, this is my first furniture project. My husband was a little hesitant initially but is happy with the completed bed. This bed is so sturdy, I can easily sit on the edge and even lay down with my daughter. She loves her new bed and her brothers are a bit jealous. I told them to go through Ana's site and find something they like! Thank you so much for the projects you offer on here.

I altered the plans for a 28" wide crib mattress. Instead of a 1 x 3 on the ends of the head and footboard, I used 1 x 4s all the way across.

I also altered it to be 3" taller because I need a little extra storage space under my daughter's bed.

I did not use a nailer, just a hammer and nails. I found that it helped to use legs and shims on the bed rails frame and get to perfect level and then nail the footboard to the frame. Next, I screwed the frame into the footboard. This might be unnecessary info, but as a beginner, this part gave me a bit of trouble.

I used Behr Premium in Ultra Pure White with an Eggshell finish.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
$60
Estimated Time Investment
Afternoon Project (3-6 Hours)
Type of Wood
Whitewood, cheap pine sold at a big box store
Finish Used
Behr Interior Premium Eggshell finish in Ultra Pure White.

Used a small roller on larger areas and a brush in all others.
Recommended Skill Level
Beginner

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