I saw Ana's plans for the farmhouse bed a couple years ago I think and have wanted to build one ever since! My husband and I were moving over to Oregon from Scotland though so our timing wasn't quite right... in the end though, I waited until I was 8 months pregnant to do it! We raised the footboard to be about bar height (hung our stockings from it at Christmas) and used carriage bolts and routed out the 4x4 posts to make the bed modular. We also used a forstner bit to drop the screws and plug cutters to make a nice cover up for them... If I could do it over I would have used wood conditioner first before staining to achieve a smoother stain job, but we like how it took to the wood a bit crazy-like in the end. Obviously, night stands are next. :) We LOVE this bed! Thanks Ana!
Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
Fir & Pine
Dark Walnut stain from Home Depot. (next time I'll do a wood conditioner as the soft woods take the stain in differently)
Recommended Skill Level