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Barn Door Bed

  • August 3, 2014

LadyLawDogg
LadyLawDogg
LadyLawDogg
LadyLawDogg

My home is styled country rustic. I wanted a barn door style bed so bad I couldn't hardly stand it. Looking for a queen size pre-made was completely out of my budget! The one I wanted was in excess of $2000! Insane! I hadn't ever built anything but I knew I would give it my best effort. The only thing I was concerned with was if I could actually do it by myself. I had only used a circular saw maybe twice before and had no experience in furniture making. I set out on an adventure and a determination that I cannot explain. I decided I was going to build it out of salvaged wood. Barn wood is expensive but pallets are free! I found a place that give away pallets and start my project. After I raided Home Depot and bought all the tools I thought I might need it began. The headboard and footboard are made of reclaimed pallet slats with 4x4 posts the base is 3/4" plywood. I love this bed! Total expense I think was around $300. Plywood is expensive! Hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

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      • Difficulty: Intermediate
        Categories: Furniture
    • Materials Used

      • 1X6
      • 1X4
      • 4X4
      • 3/4" PLYWOOD

Comments (7)


  • I think it's absolutely gorgeous. I learned all my woodworking skills from my Dad. I'm no pro but I keep going. I love to build furniture. Things that I've built include a corner hutch, ceder hope chest and a few jelly cabinets. I've actually been thinking about building a head board. I was going to make one out of an old door. But now seeing yours has changed my mind. Old pallets are hard to come by around here so I think I'll make mine out of knotty pine. Thank you for the inspiration.
    By dylansmum, on August 6, 2014

  • Thank You @dylansmum! This is my favorite piece of furniture in my home. Second being the dining room table I built. Pallets are in abundance here. Fortunately I found some newer ones with think slats making it a very study build. Good luck with your project would love to see pictures!
    By LadyLawDogg, on September 8, 2014

  • Do you happen to have the instructions on how you made this?
    By steene09, on May 12, 2016

  • Can you please list the instructions?
    By Melissaporter, on January 15, 2017

  • What color stain did you use and how tall are the footboard and head board?
    By TresBellas, on February 13, 2017

  • What color stain did you use and how tall are the footboard and head board?
    By TresBellas, on February 13, 2017

  • It's beautiful! I'd love to see plans for this!
    By Mikef6423, on August 5, 2017

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Barn Door Bed

by LadyLawDogg
Aug 03, 2014
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My home is styled country rustic. I wanted a barn door style bed so bad I couldn't hardly stand it. Looking for a queen size pre-made was completely out of my budget! The one I wanted was in excess of $2000! Insane! I hadn't ever built anything but I knew I would give it my best effort. The only thing I was concerned with was if I could actually do it by myself. I had only used a circular saw maybe twice before and had no experience in furniture making. I set out on an adventure and a determination that I cannot explain. I decided I was going to build it out of salvaged wood. Barn wood is expensive but pallets are free! I found a place that give away pallets and start my project. After I raided Home Depot and bought all the tools I thought I might need it began. The headboard and footboard are made of reclaimed pallet slats with 4x4 posts the base is 3/4" plywood. I love this bed! Total expense I think was around $300. Plywood is expensive! Hope you enjoy it as much as I do.