Distressed Farmhouse Storage Bed

Submitted by atphelan on Thu, 05/08/2014 - 11:33

This is my biggest project to date; I put it together with a few modifications to the plans on this website (as I'm sure everyone does!) It will be my wife and my bed for quite some time and hopefully I can pass it along in the future. Seems sturdy as a rock and the additional storage will benefit us as our home has minimal closet space. The finish is a waxed-stained-sanded painted surface.

I broke this project into 3 phases: headboard, benches, and footboard. Juggling two kids and a wife, its hard to be able focus completely on a project without some (often welcome) interruptions.

One final note: this website introduced me to and this project confirmed that my favorite tool in my tool shed is the Kreg Pocket hole Jig; bought it thinking I would use it on a buffett table I built and have used it on every project since!

Estimated Cost
$350
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
regular ole pine from Lowes
Finish Used
waxed-stained-sanded painted surface
Recommended Skill Level
Intermediate

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