Farmhouse King Bed - knotty alder and grey stain

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This was my first building project! I had so much fun with it ... for a guy that can't even hang a photo on the wall! My dad helped and he had all the tools. I spent a few weekends with him so not only was a good father/son project we had something to show off at the end. I think I've caught the woodworking fever.

Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
Knotty Alder
Finish Used
prestain, weathered oak stain, danish oil finish
Recommended Skill Level



Mon, 12/23/2013 - 12:10

I really like the look of the stain. I would be interested to know what changes you made to the original to achieve this look. Also, where did you find the lumber? I can't find knotty alder around here.


Thu, 10/23/2014 - 06:32

Is there a way to find the materials needed and specific instructions on how to make this bed? I LOVE IT!


Tue, 11/25/2014 - 19:22


This is awesome, I've been looking to build a bed frame for my new apartment.  Does anyone know where I can find the plans for this project.

Similar to the person above me, I am new to this and not quite sure what to do.  If anyone can provide me with a little insight to this project I would really appreciate it!



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