Farmhouse Bedroom Set: How to Make a DIY Farmhouse Bed

by Chas
6 Materials
2 Days

We are digging this new farmhouse bedroom set! We made a beautiful DIY farmhouse bed and matching side tables. Happy us and happy customer. Here's how it came to be.

How to make a headboard

1. Cut the headboard pieces

In the video below, you can see me cutting the headboard pieces to size.

2. Prep the trim

After the pieces are all cut to size, you need to prep the trim over the top of the headboard, and the bottom, back, and front to hold them in place.

DIY headboard plans

3. Assemble the headboard

This is how you should assemble the headboard.

4x4 pieces

The next step is to add the 4x4 posts and the top header pieces.

DIY headboard

How to make a headboard

Repeating the same steps produces the headboard.

4. Make the side rails & slats

Lastly, you have to make the side rails and slats!

How to build a bed
Assembling the bed

5. Assemble the bed

Assembling the bed!

Matching side tables for the farmhouse set

Sneak peek at the side tables! Check out my profile to see the full process.

Staining the wood

6. Stain

We stained the bed with Minwax dark walnut stain and sealed it with clear satin Minwax sealant. (Both can be found on Amazon.)

Stained bed pieces

I love the rich stain and it looks awesome! We then brought it to our happy customer's home and here's how it looks in it's new home.

DIY farmhouse bed
DIY farmhouse bedroom set

DIY farmhouse bed

The beautiful bed in its new home!

DIY farmhouse bedroom furniture

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  • Sherri Hymbaugh Coake Sherri Hymbaugh Coake on Jan 15, 2020

    Absolutely gorgeous. My only question (I didn't actually see it) was how did you connect the 4x4 posts to the headboard?

  • Joe Joe on Jan 28, 2020

    Can you put a material list up for this bed?

  • Daneita Daneita on Apr 13, 2020

    What size is the bed? Queen?

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