This week we are building a DIY Barn Door Nightstand from plans that we found on Shanty2Chic's website. They always have the best plans.
The episode we are leaning how to build a bed frame. We have another girls going off to college and the littlest one gets a bigger room. We let the 11yo cruise Pinterest and pin a bunch of things that should would like to have in her room. She happened to pin a Modern style farmhouse bed DIY plans by ANA-WHITE.com. So, that was the bed we picked to build for her.
We made a queen size bed frame, but these plans allow you to subtract or add the difference in mattress size on the bed. This was a really fun build and a design. It was pretty easy and the paint came out great. We were really excited to build this one!
Shopping List depends on Mattress Size - see cut list
2-3/4" self tapping wood screws
1-1/4" Pocket Hole Screws
2-1/2" Pocket Hole Screws
2 - 4x4 @ 52-1/2" - Headboard Legs
1 - 2x4 @ width of mattress + 7" - Top of headboard
2 - 1x2 @ 27-1/2"
5 - 1x6 or 1x6 tongue and groove @ width of mattress - Headboard planking
1 - 2x6 @ width of mattress
2 - 2x4 @ length of mattress - Siderail Top
2 - 2x6 @ length of mattress - Siderail
2 - 4x4 @ 14-1/2" - Footboard Legs
1 - 2x4 @ width of mattress - Footboard Top
1 - 2x4 @ width of mattress - Footboard Base
2 - 2x4 @ length of mattress - Cleats
1 - 2x4 @ length of mattress + ~1" - Center Cleat
11 - 1x4 or 2x4 @ width of mattress + ~2" - Slats
Common Mattress Sizes (width x length) - Measure and double check
Attach top 2x4 to legs - we just screwed through top with 2-3/4" self tapping screws.
Nail or screw (fastener length at least 1-1/4") 1x2 cleats to the inside of legs.
Attach first plank board to cleats, top and legs. If using tongue and groove, place groove side up, tongue side down. Pocket holes (3/4" setting, 1-1/4" screws) recommended for attaching to legs and top.
Attach remaining planking boards. If not using tongue and groove, you will need to attach each 1x6 to the 1x6 before it with 3/4" pocket holes and 1-1/4" pocket hole screws.
Step 5 Instructions:
Attach base support 2x6 to legs with 1-1/2" pocket holes and 2-1/2" pocket hole screws and glue.
Build two of the siderails by attaching 2x6 to 2x4 with pocket holes. We centered the 2x4 on the 2x6. I also drilled pocket holes to attach the 2x4 (place carefully so won't be covered by 2x6) and 2x6 to the legs in later steps (see step 8).
Build the footboard as you did the siderail, then attach to legs.
Attach siderails to the legs with 2-1/2" pocket hole screws or metal brackets.
Add cleats with 2-3/4" self tapping wood screws. Center cleat optional for twin bed.
For additional support center legs can be added to the center cleat.
Lay slats over cleats and screw down.
This episode is a quick and easy $5 DIY Front Porch Welcome Sign. We see these wooden Welcome signs on all of our neighbors porch and entryways, so we decided to join them.
We picked up some fence pickets at Lowe's, picked up some chalk paint, and cut a paper stencil out on the Cricut.
Cricut Maker Bundle - https://amzn.to/2LJITzB
White Chalk Paint - https://amzn.to/2Of2WGQ
We saw this Close to Home Table Gallery at a fair that we were at. I knew we would end up making our version of it.
This was a simple project. We trimmed down a 2x2 and put an offset channel long ways, down the center. This channel will hold the pictures.
Next, we traced our name on to the wood and burned the letters with a wood burning tool. The wood burning was the longest part. We gave it a quick sanding and stained it.
We painted some silver L brackets to look like rubbed iron. Drilled pilot holes and screwed the bracket to the corner for decoration.
Next, we printed out the pictures using the sublimation printer. Taped 3 aluminum sublimation blanks to the paper and threw them under the heat press for 1 minute.
That was it! Recreated a $58 Close to Home Table Gallery for just $5.
Kim & Garrett
We love to make It Ourselves.