Planked Farmhouse Twin Bed

Remember when I shared my boys Rustic Transportation Room – last year? Here is the tutorial for the Planked Farmhouse Twin Bed that I made for them. I love the rustic plank look and they are really sturdy and perfect for my little boys!

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They are pretty easy to make and don’t cost a lot money, money, money either!

Here is a list of the supplies you will need:

Headboard:
(2) 2×4 at 48”
(2) 2×4 at 35”
(10) 1×4 at 25”

Footboard:
(2) 2×4 at 20.5”
(2) 2×4 at 35”
(10) 1×4 at 13”

Optional Rails:
(2) 2×4 at 75”
(4) 2×4 at 36”
1 plywood board at 75”x39”

Step One: Cut all your wood to size.

Step Two: Dado your tops and bottoms – the 35” pieces.

Some people have really fancy dado blades — and then you have us. We do not have really fancy dado blades so we fake it and it works like a charm – all you need is a table saw!

How to Dado with a Table Saw

Use the table saw guide and set your width – a 2×4 (on the side) is 1 1/2” wide so the middle would be 3/4”. You want to cut out the wood between 1” and 1/2” for the middle. Lets start at 1/2” and work our way over!  Set your saw blade depth to cut a hair more then 1/2”.

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Run all your 35” pieces through the saw.

– anytime you operate a saw or any power tool please be careful and use it responsibly.

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After you run all your pieces through the saw – move your guide over by 1/8” and run them through again. Then move it over and run them through again. Do this until you have cut through a 1/2” of space.

You will have some small pieces of wood that did not get cut out. Simply reach in with your fingers and break them out. You can run them through the saw again if you need too.

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After you break all the little extra pieces off you will have nice dados.

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Step Three:
  Use a Kreg-Jig and drill two holes on each end of your 35” pieces. Remember to stay 1/2” away from the side with the dado.

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Step Four: Use your wood glue and pocket screws and attach your 35” piece to the top of the 48” piece.

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Step Five: Measure down 27” from the very top and make a mark. Attach your other 35” piece BELOW the line.

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Step Six: Simply Slide all 10 of your 1×4’s into the grooves. These planks are what make your planked farmhouse twin bed.

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Your 10th piece should lay flat with your 2×4.

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Step Seven: Use your wood glue and pocket screws to attach your other leg and you are done!

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You can follow all the steps to make your footboard too. The bottom piece of your footboard attaches 2” from the bottom.

Step Eight: Stain (or paint) your headboard and footboard your desired color. I used Minwax Classic gray. I adore this color!

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I cut rails for the bed because I didn’t have any. I listed them at the top if you need too as well. Use the smaller pieces as cross braces so your plywood stays nice and solid.

I also like making my own rails because I can customize them. My oldest boy has space under his bed for storage containers, but my younger boy is closer to the floor – the height is a little different but the beds still match!

#winning!!

Also, assemble the rails and head/footboards in their room – just a tip!

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Enjoy our Planked Farmhouse Twin Bed!

Let me know if you have any questions! and as always if you make one of our projects I would love to see the result!

Have a great day!
Amanda

Boys Rustic Transportation Bedroom

Hello Everyone!! Don’t faint or have a heart attack or anything but yes… here is a new post! And it’s a good one too!! We are revealing our son’s bedroom – a boys rustic transportation bedroom!  Remember how I said I would do this weeks months ago and then sort of dropped off the blogging planet… well I am apologizing in style with their room reveal and I hope you enjoy it!

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Their room has been my baby and the room that I am the most proud of right now. Spencer was gone working a lot and I personally built and made {almost} everything in their room. It was truly a labor of love for my sweet boys!

I started with the board and batten and all the trim and worked on it from there.

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Their bedding, bed skirts, curtains and pillows are all from the Peak Hour fabric line by Riley Blake and was all made by me!

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This side of the room is Quinn’s room – he is my five year old. His bed is a little bit taller and I love it! He has about seven bins of toys under his bed and I love that we can slide them under there and they are out of sight.

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At first I had his colorful crates on the floor at the end of his bed  but decided to mount them to the wall and use them as shelves. I am so glad I did because I love having them on the wall. You can find the “I Love You Most” printable here. 

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I bought a galvanized tub off of Amazon and we toss all their stuffed animals and blankets into it. It makes for easy clean-up but still matches the feel of the room. You can find a tutorial for the barn wood closet doors here.

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I got the large letters for their room from The Wood Connection and mod podged the paper on them. I attached them to the end of each bed with a couple nails.

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In the middle of the room is their dresser. I love their dresser! I built it to be the perfect fit in-between their beds. You can find the tutorial for the toy truck bookends here.  The fun rug is from Target!

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The other side of the room is for my sweet two-year old, Zachary. His bed is much lower to the ground and we cannot fit very many things under there. His bed is the same headboard and footboard as Quinn’s we just didn’t put the frame up very high.

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Above his bed are the planked truck art and the easy one-hour rustic floating shelf that I built. I filled the rustic shelf with pictures of my awesome boys and some fun traffic signs that I found.

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I don’t really have a lot to say because the pictures pretty much speak for themselves — so I will just let you enjoy them!

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Thanks for stopping by to see their fun room! I don’t have a tutorial for their beds up yet, but you will be seeing it shortly so keep an eye out for it! I tried to link to all the tutorials and posts about things done in their room but if you have any questions please let me know.

Have a great Monday!

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Barn Wood Closet Doors

Oh you guys!! I have such a fun project for you today! As you know I have been working on my boys room – but as I was almost done, I had an idea that just wouldn’t go away and one thing led to another and I decided that they needed closet doors – but since their room is rustic and fun regular ole’ closet doors just wouldn’t do – so I built barn wood closet doors and I am pretty much in la la love!

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I love the Tee hinges and the contrast of the gray rustic wood and the white trim.

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I also love the contrast of the wood with the bright colors in their room and all the colors of their toys and clothing in their closets.

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I used the same hardware pulls on the closet doors that I used for their dresser. I love the rustic look of them.

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Are you as in love as I am?

When we moved into our home we had to take out all the closet doors and remodel all the closets. We made the decision then to keep the closet doors off – but now I just want to hide all the junk! Okay… so not really junk more like their clothes and toys. Since we wanted open closets at first I had to build the doors from the ground up – including the new door jamb.

I’ll show you how to build a door jamb later this week, but for now let’s talk about barn doors!

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I used 1×6’s and 1×4’s at 8 feet – I was lucky and my closet was perfect for 4 1×6’s and two 1×4’s without having to cut anything down. I also cut 4 cross pieces for each door at 29 1/8” long.

If you do math you will have added up that I have an extra 1/8 on my cross piece. I spaced out my 1×6’s and 1×4’s to cover it.

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My closet measures just over 79” so I cut all my boards to my measurement and using a level, lined them all up. You want them as square as possible.

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I measured my door jam and hinges on each side and measured where they would hit on the door and tired to center my cross pieces on each side for the hinge.

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After I had my measurements and drew my line, I used gorilla glue to glue across the boards…

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Then pin nailed them into place. I put two nails in each board.

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Since I was using large hinges that aren’t really made for interior door frames, I had to cut out a little bit of the door to make room for the hinge. I set my circular saw to the correct depth and cut in on both sides… okay, okay… actually Spencer did it for me!

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Spencer is waaaayy better at math than I am so he also marked where my hinges should go! Here you can see how the hinge fits perfect in the piece we cut out.

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After my marks were made, I drilled little tiny pilot holes so I would have them marked after sanding and staining.

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When everything was marked on the front side, I flipped the door over and screwed the back cross braces on. I cut the back pieces to be a half and inch smaller than my door to create a clearance for the door jamb. I glued and screwed them in so they would be more secure and sturdy.

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I puttied and sanded and was ready for stain! To match their room and because it is my new favorite color, I used classic gray by Minwax.

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When everything was dry, I hung them up… and fell in love! I used a magnetic clasp to keep the doors closed and attached the pulls. I installed the pulls a little higher than normal for two reasons: I think they look better up a touch higher and I have a two year old!

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I love a room with a fun personality aspect and these totally do the trick! If you love them as much as I do, I would love if you would pin them!

Have a great Monday!

Linked to Linky Party Palooza and The Party Bunch!

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Easy One Hour Rustic Crate

Happy Friday!! Today we are sharing a quick project that I (amanda) built for The Crafting Chicks! Did you know that I am a contributor over there? I am! I  love those girls and it is so fun to work with them! The project I built for them is an an easy one hour rustic crate. This project is a great project if you are just learning to build and use tools.

Materials Needed:
1 1×4
1 1×10
Gorilla Glue
1” staples (or nails)
Paint/Stain
Handles

Tools Needed:
Miter Box
Staple Gun or Hammer
Tape Measure

Use your miter box and cut the 1×10 for your bottom and your ends. The length of the bottom is 16” and the ends are 9”. You can make them bigger or smaller if you would like to – the great thing about DIY is that you can make it how you want too!

Use your 1×4 and cut your sides to be the same length as your bottom piece – so I cut mine to be 16”. You will need four pieces for your sides.

Set up your ends to be about the same width apart as your bottom piece and add your gorilla wood glue to one end. Only apply the glue to one end so you don’t smear it on the other end.

Staple the glued end on.

Glue the other end and then staple it on as well. So you now have a “U” shape – like a bridge.

Now that the bottom and end pieces are glued and stapled you will lay the bottom and end pieces on their side and glue and staple the side pieces on. To do this – you need to apply glue to both ends of the bottom side piece.

You also want to glue the entire bottom side too – then line up the side with the bottom and staple it onto the end pieces.

Go up a couple inches and glue and staple the ends on the top side piece too.

Flip it over and glue and staple the side pieces to the other side as well. You can see that I left about an inch on the top and I love it like that but you can go to the top if you don’t. I like the character it adds.

Now we are into the project about 10 minutes! Sweet right? Now let’s paint it or stain it! I chose to paint this one!

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I used DecoArt Chalk Paint and gave it a coat of Yesteryear. I love this color – it is blueish gray and beautiful! I used my sander and scuffed it up a bit and then used a coat of clear wax to protect it.

I bought some 3” pulls from Home Depot and attached them and was done – Woot! Woot!

So easy and simple and perfect for so many storage reasons.

Like I said – this is a perfect project if you are just learning to use tools or if you only have a few minutes to build a project. If you don’t have a staple gun, use a hammer and nails – you will get the same rustic feel from the nails. Head out to Home Depot and pick up some supplies and whip up a couple of these – you will love them!

Have a great day and get building!

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