My Wife's Farmhouse Bed

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Project by Matt posted 02-09-2014 03:06 PM 3332 views 10 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So last Spring I decided to give my wife a pre-wedding gift and build a bed for us, the Full size IKEA Platform bed wasn’t going to cut it anymore. I got the bulk of the idea from, because this was my first real furniture piece the plans made it very easy to construct, but I added a few of my own touches. The bed is solid enough to hold a 50 man army but then again I didn’t want to ever have to go back to fix it. The head board and foot board inserts are made of what I believe is Beetle Kill pine, but the local distributor called it “Rare and Beautiful T&G Pine.” Regardless of what it is I really liked it, and because I had previously built our Hope chest from the same Material I thought it would work well. This was built in a weekend on my back porch while she was out of town. Had a lot of fun with this and would deffinatly build another one. The nails are decorative, hand hammered from Rockler, the finish was 2 coats of Shellac, took about 2 Qts.
Thanks for checking it out everyone!


-- The more sawdust I make more I dont want to go to work! Is it worth it?

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#1 posted 02-09-2014 03:23 PM

Great job

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 02-09-2014 04:03 PM

It looks really nice. Good work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#3 posted 02-09-2014 04:38 PM

very nice continue the good work !!!!

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#4 posted 02-09-2014 06:37 PM

Looks fantastic! My favorite feature is the knot hole in the foot board – outstanding!

Queen size?

-- Jim Maher, Illinois

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#5 posted 02-09-2014 07:30 PM

awesome – the color is just outstanding.

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - Your imagination is your only holdup

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#6 posted 02-10-2014 02:55 AM

yep. Knot hole in the foot board. love it.

Are those joist hangers on the slats? If so that thing is probably sturdier than your deck!

-- -Sam, in Wisconsin

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#7 posted 02-10-2014 05:04 PM

I used joist hangers so I could easily disassemble the bed. We are currently renting the house so I knew that we would be moving it at least one more time before it lands in its final home. It is queen size as well.

-- The more sawdust I make more I dont want to go to work! Is it worth it?

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#8 posted 02-10-2014 09:48 PM

That makes sense.
But don’t get me wrong. The joist hangers looks pretty smart. No filling screw holes or complicated joinery. Super strong too.

It looks great

-- -Sam, in Wisconsin

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#9 posted 02-11-2014 02:29 PM

Great job.

-- What one man can do, another man can also do.

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#10 posted 02-13-2014 04:51 PM

Beautiful and beefy bed, like the style and the look of the pine. I’m sure it will last for many years for both of you to enjoy.

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