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Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Farmhouse Bed

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Free Plans to Build a gorgeous Farmhouse Bed! A simple build with sturdy lines and amazing style! Xx… Rayan

Estimated Cost 

$100-$150

Dimensions 
Dimensions for This Project

Tools 
  • Tape Measure
  • Saw – Jig, Circular, or Miter
  • Drill
  • Countersink Bit for Drill
  • Square
  • Sander
  • Kreg Jig
  • Brad nailer
Lumber 
  • 2 – 3×3 at 8’
  • 7 – 2×3 at 8’
  • 4 – 1×4 at 6’
  • 16 – 1×3 at 6’
  • 2 – 1×2 at 8’
  • 2 sheets  of ¾” plywood
Materials 
  • 1-1/4” pocket hole screws
  • 2” pocket hole screws
  • 1-1/4” brad nails
  • 1-1/4” screws
  • Wood filler
  • Sandpaper
  • Wood glue
  • Finishing Supplies
Cut List 
  • 2 – 3×3 at 48-1/2” – Headboard Legs
  • 3 – 2×3 at 60-1/2” – Headboard Panel & Stretcher
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 29” x 60-1/2” – Headboard Panel
  • 2 – 1×4 (ripped to 3” wide) at 66-1/2” – Headboard & Footboard Trim
  • 2 – 1×4 at 67-1/2” – Headboard & Footboard Trim
  • 2 – 3×3 at 19-1/2” – Footboard Legs
  • 2 – 2×3 at 60-1/2” – Footboard Panel
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 9-1/2” x 60-1/2” – Footboard Panel
  • 4 – 2×3 at 79-1/2” – Sides
  • 2 – ¾” plywood at 9-1/2” x 79-1/2” – Side Panels
  • 2 – 1×2 at 79-1/2 – Slat Supports
  • 1 – 2×2 at 79-1/2” – Center Support
  • 2 – 2×2 at 7” – Center Support
  • 16 – 1×3 at 60-1/2” – Slats
Instructions 

Before beginning to build, always check in on my site to make sure you have the most up to date set of plans, I occasionally update and change the plans to make the building process easier or to allow for less expensive purchasing of materials! Read through the entire set of instructions and all comments before beginning this project. If you print out or save plans, be sure to check in on my site to be sure you have the most up to date set of plans, as I occasionally update things for ease of building or buying. If you are new to building, read through the GETTING STARTED section and other articles found under the BUILD tab in the menu on my site, it has valuable information about how to get started, tools and techniques. If you are unfamiliar with the finishing process, visit my Finishing school for some tips and tricks for painting like a pro and for special finishing practices. Use glue to secure your joints and Consider Painting or Staining individual sections prior to assembling. This makes the paint application virtually flawless. Coat with a spray on Poly or Wipe on Poly to protect your finish and your piece and it will last for ages. Adhere to all safety standards and guidelines, and be sure you follow safety protocol throughout your build. If you are unsure about whether you are building safely, run a quick online search for the tool or technique you are using, or contact me via email or post to the forum before you move ahead. My contact info can be found in the menu of my site.

Step 1
Step 1

Step 1 

Cut the pieces for the headboard legs. Cut the angle as shown using a jigsaw or a bandsaw.

Cut the pieces for the headboard panel. Set the Kreg jig for 1-1/2” material and drill pocket holes in each end of the 2×3 pieces. Set the Kreg jig for ¾” material and drill pocket holes in all four edges of the plywood panel. Attach the 2×3 pieces as shown using glue and 2” pocket hole screws. Insert the plywood panel and secure using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws. The back face of the panel will be flush with the back face of the legs and 2×3 pieces.

Step 2
Step 2

Step 2 

Cut the pieces for the headboard trim. The front and sides of each trim piece will overlap by ½”. Secure each piece using glue and 1-1/4” brad nails.

Step 3
Step 3

Step 3 

Cut the pieces for the footboard legs. Cut the angle as shown using a jigsaw or a bandsaw.

Cut the pieces for the footboard panel. Set the Kreg jig for 1-1/2” material and drill pocket holes in each end of the 2×3 pieces. Set the Kreg jig for ¾” material and drill pocket holes in all four edges of the plywood panel. Attach the 2×3 pieces as shown using glue and 2” pocket hole screws. Insert the plywood panel and secure using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws. The back face of the panel will be flush with the back face of the legs and 2×3 pieces.

Step 4
Step 4

Step 4 

Cut the pieces for the footboard trim. The front and sides of each trim piece will overlap by ½”. Secure each piece using glue and 1-1/4” brad nails.

Step 5
Step 5
Step 5

Step 5 

Cut the pieces for the sides. Set the Kreg jig for 1-1/2” material and drill pocket holes in each end of the 2×3 pieces. Set the Kreg jig for ¾” material and drill pocket holes in all four edges of the plywood panel. Attach the 2x3s to the plywood using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws. The back face of the panel will be flush with the back face of the 2×3 pieces.

Attach the slat support using glue and countersunk 1-1/4” screws. The bottom of the slat supports will be flush with the bottom of the sides.

Secure the sides to the legs as shown using 2” pocket hole screws. DO NOT use glue – the bed may need to be disassembled (plus it has to fit through the door!).

Step 6

Cut the pieces for the center support. Set the Kreg jig for 1-1/2” material and drill pocket holes in each end of the longer support, as well as one end of each leg piece. Assemble as shown using glue and 2” pocket hole screws. Attach to the center of the headboard stretcher and footboard using 2” pocket hole screws. DO NOT use glue!

Step 7

Step 7 

Cut the pieces for the slats. Position them, evenly spaced, and secure using 1-1/4” countersunk screws. DO NOT use glue!

Finishing Instructions 

Fill any Screw, Nail or Pocket Holes, Sand and Finish as Desired. For Finishing Tips and Tricks visit my Finishing School

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