King Sized Farmhouse Storage Bed with Storage Drawers

Submitted by mwindsor6 on Sat, 06/28/2014 - 22:04

This was the first project that I have ever attempted, and I do believe it came out very nice. The color is red oak, and it has 3 coats of lacquer on it. I adjusted the plan sizes to make it from a queen sized bed into a king size bed. It took a lot of hours to build it due to measuring and cutting and ensuring accurate cuts, fitment, and square. The bed is made out of primarily Oak hardwood, but the 4x4 posts are ceder because Home Depot did not have oak 4x4 posts. The regular lumber (2x4, 1x3, 2x6 ect.) is white wood.

Estimated Cost
$600
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
Oak, Whitewood, 4x4 posts are Ceder
Finish Used
Miniwax Red Oak Stain, and Miniwax brush on lacquer.
Recommended Skill Level
Intermediate

Comments

athingvall

Sun, 12/28/2014 - 22:40

Love the bed. I am glad that you were able to make it work. Is there anything that you would change? Do you have enough support in the middle? Storage? I am trying to make the conversion from queen plan to king plan. Any thoughts would be great. Thank you.

mwindsor6

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 23:58

Thanks our for the comment, i would not change my ha of anything inn. the. Not thing I think I think i change and still might in the future is to make the drawers come out a littler further so the faces do not try to sit completely flush and come out about an 1/8 of an inch so the trim I have on it would sit a little more flush and not try to push against the bed.

As for support the is more than enough support in the middle. There is enough cross braces where there is only about 1/2" between them. Also for additional support I used 2 4x4 scap piece in the middle-ish of bottoms of each side on the bottoms. I set them about directly center of the sides of th center drawer. Also for the brackets I used thick house framing brackets with 1/2 bolts because I have been moving a lot over the years so it comes apart easier. If you would be more interested in that I can send additions all pictures.

Hope this helps you, the bed is extremely sturdy and we absolutely love it more than any bed we could have purchased from a store.

emily3982

Sat, 12/31/2016 - 07:56

Hi Great Job. I saw your previous comment. "Also for the brackets I used thick house framing brackets with 1/2 bolts because I have been moving a lot over the years so it comes apart easier. If you would be more interested in that I can send additions all pictures"  Where did you put the house framing brackets and 1/2 bolts?  We are in the process of building two twin beds with storage and the easy take down part is something I am mentally trying to wrap my head around.  If you have pictures of this as well that would be super helpful.  Thanks so much!  

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