DIY Farmhouse Bed from 2 Ana White Plans

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Finally getting around to posting (had to clean the room to get good pictures LOL). I love the farmhouse style beds, but didn’t care for the price tag of store bought ones and decided to give building one a try, it was still an investment ($750 for all materials) but the end result was exactly what I envisioned, we love it!.

ana white farmhouse bed

Enter Ana White, she’s so inspirational in her plans and can do attitude! I wanted a king bed with storage and had to merge 2 of her plans the Farmhouse King Bed plan and the Farmhouse Storage Bed (she has it in queen so I modified it for King). This was my first “woodworking” project so I had to triple check all the cuts and merging of plans, I’ve now made 4 other pieces of furniture (posts to come) out of her various plans!

footboard of farmhouse bed

Here’s some pictures of the process.

Took about 3 hours to get all the wood loaded up and 2 carts!
Took about 3 hours to get all the wood loaded up and 2 carts!
Under Bed Storage boxes done!
Under Bed Storage boxes done!
Kreg Jig and Gluing the headboard pieces
Kreg Jig and Gluing the headboard pieces
Headboard and footboard done. I chose to stain and paint doing 2 tone colors
Headboard and footboard done. I chose to stain and paint doing 2 tone colors

 

putting the bed together
putting the bed together
Ready for bed slats!
Ready for bed slats!
last step! adding the bed slats
last step! adding the bed slats
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59 thoughts on “DIY Farmhouse Bed from 2 Ana White Plans

  1. Thank you!!!!! I am a fan of ana white and fell in love with the farm house bed. My house is so small any extra storage is a huge bonus. I did not see this plan

  2. Awesome!!! I just got everything for the farmhouse bed, but now I want storage like yours! You did an AMAZING job! Was $750 including tools!? My lumber came in at $110…

    1. Amazing price for lumber! I spent $750 just on lumber !!! πŸ˜‰ -Tools you’ll need a drill, miter saw, kreg jig, and ana whites instructions are great! I modified the measurements to make it a king πŸ˜‰ the lumber for the storage is literally 2 sheets of paint grade plywood so you won’t add much at all cost wise. Enjoy! It feels pretty amazing that first night you sleep on your own bed you made!

  3. how come your cost was so high? your bed came out amazing!! very very impressive for your first project!!! kudos!!

  4. Really a beautiful job. And this is your first woodworking project? Very impressive. Think of what you could do with a tablesaw…speaking of tools, while I belive in DIY heart and soul, saftey is key. I see long hair in one picture. Having had formal training in high school, I always consider saftey. But many first time DIY’s don’t have that training. Wear saftey glasses. Keep long hair up and make sure clothing is appropriate so there is nothing to catch like long sleeves. Hearing protection when you use the miter saw. That deceptively small cordless drill is very powerful. Hit a knot or bog the bit and the rotational force instantly switches to the drill itself. You can snap your wrists or bust out all your teeth in a fraction of a second. Make sure you understand all your tools and keep a decent first aid kit hadndy with materials for treating punctures and deep cuts. It could save your life. Great projects start and end with saftey. Keep up they great work!

    1. Really wonderful points, thank you Brock! I’m much better as I get more adventurous with tools, I wear ears, eyes and gloves whenever I’m using a saw! Never thought about the hair part eek! And I have had a scare with the jigsaw once so I’m even more paranoid… Thank you for the reminders πŸ˜‰

      1. Your welcome…but the gloves are a gigantic NO GO. Instead of protection they can make it easy to pull your hands into a bit or blade and make a bad wound into a total horror show. Results in injuries appropriately known as degloving…only think skin and tissues instead of fabric. Sorry to be blunt but my Dad was a tool and die maker in a machine shop. Saw it happen to a guy who wore gloves. One of the cardinal sins when working with power tools. Anyway, keep up the good work, and be safe.

  5. How did you scale it to a king size bed? I like the storage bed in the queen also but I have no clue how I would scale to size for a king

  6. Wow $750 for materials. That’s crazy times. Do you have a big box store around? I can get a sheet of purebond ply for $40.

    1. yeah we do, I went to Home depot to buy the supplies.. it’s spendy up in the NW! there were probably some better buys I could have done, but this was my first wood working so i wasn’t super great on knowing what to get as swaps etc.

  7. What measurements did you use to make storage for king size bed? I love what you did! This bed looks great!

  8. How long have you been sleeping on it? I’d like to build it but I’m worried about the plywood storage sagging, especially with the storage boxes raised of the ground. Have you noticed any sagging?

    1. Absolutely no sagging.., the plywood is 3/4″ and supported every 24″ with a cross piece of wood (to make the cubbies and support the structure) and 4×4 legs, absolutely zero issues, the bed is more solid than any bed I’ve ever had.

  9. Do you have a step by step with dimensions? I have a queen size bed.Would really appropriate it if you can give me some pointers. Thank you

Questions? Comments? I'd love to hear!