Modified farmhouse bed - my first time building anything ever!

Submitted by brittanie on Wed, 09/07/2011 - 13:06

Got a new (and larger, King sized) mattress this summer, and wanted to have a real bed/headboard for the 1st time ever instead of just using one of those metal frames. Looked online for awhile, and somehow stumbled on this site - and so so glad I did, it saved me tons of $$! I really liked the farmhouse beds from PB, so decided to modify the plans from here to look more like that one - with a solid headboard and footboard (I used plywood for it).

It took me a long time to finish because I did all the sanding by hand, and used a hand saw to make cuts that I didn't get done when I bought the wood (the only power tool I own is a drill - and prior to this I'd only ever used it for drilling to hang shelves on the wall).

I've definitely got the building bug now, and have so many ideas for other projects I want to tackle. Thank you so much for this site and all the inspiration! Even though its not absolutely perfect, I absolutely love my new bed!

Estimated Cost
600-700
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
Red oak
Finish Used
I used 1 coat of General Finishes water based stain in Rosewood, and then 4 coats of their water based poly, sanding in between each with 320 grit.
Recommended Skill Level
Beginner

Comments

stcarroll

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 07:03

You should be very proud of this piece, it looks wonderful! Very nice work with the hand saw and sanding, you worked hard and it shows!

Lora (not verified)

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 11:46

I have been thinking about this project for some time. You should be proud this is a great bed.