King Farmhouse Bed

Submitted by Grammi Nat on Mon, 12/15/2014 - 11:39

I love how this bed turned out. I made the footboard panel the same size as the headboard because I wanted my footboard above the mattress.(just use shorter 4x4 post for the legs than you do the headboard) I also added some molding inside the panel to give it a little extra flare. The boards on the panels are connected with pocket holes and pocket hole screws and the trim I put on covers them completely so there was no need to fill them in. I ordered some bed rail brackets from Rockler and attached the side rails right onto the 4x4 legs instead of the panels and it worked out perfect and it's very easy to take apart if I ever need to move the bed. Thanks Ana for the plans. Any chance you will be doing nightstands to match?

Estimated Cost
$250.00 to $300.00
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
pine
Finish Used
Minwax wood finish stain in Provincial and Minwax wipe-on poly in clear gloss
Recommended Skill Level
Beginner

Comments

ljstorey1

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 08:07

Just love this mantle. I love the Primitive style & this is just perfect. Went over to Mimi's site so I could get the paint colors she used, the color is perfect.
Thank you both for posting. My husband is making the mantle for me for my Christmas gift. I'm going to put faux brick panel behind it & dirty it up with some black paint to make it look sooty.
I used to live in Cordova,AK., beautiful little town. I miss it alot.
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year, Linda Storey