One successful project can usually turn into another equally successful project, and this one is no different. I had a client see my work on the rustic headboards and wanted a full bed frame built to put into her new home.

So I built one! Reclaimed barn wood was used over hardwood framing. The stain finish was slightly over-sprayed to give it a thicker, painted over effect while still allowing the wood grain to show through.

I constructed a storage footboard (as requested by the client) for small items and shoes, while the top serves as a bench for seating while getting ready for work/bed. Dark furniture tends to look larger in smaller spaces, so a way to overcome the size was necessary. I designed the footboard and side rails to be floating to give the bed a much lighter look, and installed hairpin legs to keep any dark, thick pieces of wood from being grounded out in the middle of the room.

The headboard is attached to the side rails to keep anything from being a separate, movable piece. Everything is held together by simple fittings like these to make sure the bed is easily taken apart and reassembled if needed.

Overall I love how this one came out, and so does the client. And, of course, I hope you do as well!