When we moved into our new house, we quickly realized the boxsprings for our queen-sized bed were not going to fit up the stairs. So while hubby was busy with his own projects, I made a 2x4 bed frame at 16-1/2" off the ground and built the farmhouse headboard. We like to use the end of the bed for sitting and putting on socks and shoes, so I did not build the coordinating footboard.
I absolutely love the way it turned out and have received so many wonderful compliments. Take about an ego boost!
Cutting took about 1 hour (first use of a radial saw) and assembly took another hour. I applied 1 coat of Minwax Red Oak stain and 2 coats of Minwax semi-gloss polyeurethane sealer.