Teal King Farmhouse bed

Submitted by abbrater on Mon, 10/10/2016 - 13:36

I added six inches to all vertical measurements for the headboard and footboard to make this bed a little taller.  

This bed was easy to build – this was my 5th woodworking project ever.  It is however a BIG project in terms of size…I can carry the footboard by myself, but the headboard is a different story!  I used Jamison’s (from rogueengenieer.com) technique for attaching side rails.  My bed came out a little bit wide even though I sized down the width measurements to fit a king sized mattress used in the traditional orientation ( 76 inches wide by 80 inches long.)  Had I attached the rails on the insides of the 4/4 posts it would have been perfect, but I wanted to be able to break the bed down easily in case we move.  (We have a history of being semi-nomadic!)  I purchased the rail hardware off of amazon.  I also ended up using pocket holes to attach a 1x6 to the end of my top support board to keep the box springs from sliding up. 

 I LOVED the color of the feature bed on the California King Farm House plans, so I tried my best to match that.  I used a home right max sprayer for the primer, paint and polycrylic.  I hand applied the brown glaze with a sponge brush and wiped most of it away with old t-shirt rags.    I absolutely love the bed – it is super heavy and very sturdy!  Thanks Ana!

Estimated Cost
approx $250 including paint and hardware
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
Finish Used
2 coats kilz 2 primer.(sprayed on), 4 coats Caribe from Behr (home depot) (sprayed), glazed with rustoleum decorative glaze in java brown. 2 Coats of satin polycrylic (sprayed)
Recommended Skill Level

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