Twin Farmhouse Beds

Submitted by chrimicha on Tue, 06/21/2011 - 18:45

Finally Finished! We needed to put two girls in the same room, so we could make room for a baby. The beds I found in furniture stores were either affordable with good reason (poor quality!) or expensive with good reason (solid wood). So this was the alternative. I eliminated the box spring and elevated the platform 15 inches high, so there is tons of storage space under those beds! Another builder found this fabulous bed hardware, which I used and definately recommend: http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=11
It allows you to assemble and dissemble the bed quickly without a screwdriver, which is great if your in the military! One word of caution though, in the original furniture plans, the cleats attach to the inside of the bedposts. If you use the rockler bed hardware, the cleats will attach to (roughly) the middle of the bed posts. So in order to have your mattress platform be the proper width (not too wide), you need to use a table saw and trim 3/4 an inch off the width of each of the panels for the headboard and footboard prior to assemly.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
Roughly 130$ a bed
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
Pine from Lowes
Finish Used
1 coat of primer and 2 coats of ProClassic interior acrylic latex paint in gloss from Sherman Williams. I used those fabulous mini rollers designed for furniture; it virtually eliminated the possibility of brush strokes and made for a very professional finish.
Recommended Skill Level
Beginner

Comments

Anneke

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 10:58

They turned out SO good! Our girls LOVE sharing their room in their special beds. The bedding you have on the beds is super cute too!

marlaandwilliam

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 14:15

These turned out beautiful! I love the crisp white! (just like i did my queen size one!)
but THANK YOU SO MUCH for posting the hardware information!! i am not 100% thrilled with how i assembled the side rails onto the head/foot boards, and i just ordered this hardware to re-do the siderails! awesome! thanks!

Daryl D

Thu, 12/08/2011 - 07:28

Thanks for the hardware tip, I just ordered the same set. Also, did you assemble the panels and then cut off 3/4 an inch off?

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