Farmhouse King Bed

Submitted by Adam W on Fri, 12/18/2015 - 13:26

This is the first time I have ever built anything and I'm very pleased with the results. The stain is water based 'charcoal gray'. It took 2 - 3 rounds of sanding, one coat of pre-stain, two coats of stain, and 3 coats of polyurathane. Total investment was about $350. It took me 3 months (I didn't have but an hour here and an hour there to work on it). My main concern was that I make it so that the screws were not visible. So I drilled a hole the size of the head of the screw about 1/4 in deep (then the typical pre-drill for the actual screw), screwed it together, then glued a wooden 'plug' in the hole. I'm very happy with the result of that. I also struggled a bit with how to attach the side rails - I ended up using 2 door hinges at each corner. The bed frame is completely separate from the mattress. I have a metal frame that is working fine, so the wooden frame actually does not touch the metal mattress frame. It is just built around it. Tools I used: Hammer, Paint Brush, Electric palm sander, Miter saw and a drill. The miter saw was huge for this project. 

Estimated Cost
$350
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
Variety from Loews
Finish Used
Minwax water based pre-stain, One 32oz can Minwax water based wood stain white tint base (charcoal grey), Verathane Polyurethane (satin - interior)
Recommended Skill Level
Beginner