DIY Modern Farmhouse Platform Bed

Hey friends!

Happy Wednesday!  We are sharing a really fun and SIMPLE DIY Modern Farmhouse Platform Bed with y’all today!  I built this for my second son who will be sharing a room with his little brother here pretty soon!  We are also calling this Brooks’ Platform Bed.  Before we get started, be sure to check out the DIY video HERE or below!

How cute is this bed??  I am so happy with how it turned out!

You can download and print the FREE PLANS by clicking HERE!

The first step after making your cuts for the planks of the headboard is adding 3/4″ pocket holes to the boards.  I used my K5 Kreg Jig for this part.  We often get asked which model should  be purchased if just beginning, and we always suggest the K5.  It is the most user friendly, and it will do small projects up to large ones!  You can see it HERE on Amazon!

Once you have all the planks attached with pocket hole screws, it should look like this from the back.

Next we attached the planks to the legs of the headboard.  The legs are 2×6 boards that we ripped down to 4″ wide.  IF you don’t do this, you will need to modify the plans a bit to keep the overall width the same!

We added a line of glue down each leg and attached them to the sides of the planks using 1.25″ pocket hole screws through the planks and into each leg.

The top of the headboard is the last to be attached.  We used wood glue and 1.25″ pocket hole screws to attach it.

We planked the two boards for the footboard the same way.  Attach them with 1.25″ pocket hole screws.

The legs are also attached the same way.

The top board is a 2×2 board attached with 1.25″ pocket hole screws through the top plank and into the 2×2 board.

We built the rails next.  These are built by attaching the 2×2 cleat to the 1×8 runner using wood glue and 2″ Spax screws.  Make the pocket holes on each end before attaching these boards together.

At this point we stained the bed using Briarsmoke Stain by Varathane.

I did assemble the bed in his room once it was dry.  You can check out the video to see how we assembled it, and do it in an order that suits your space best!

Here it is all finished up!

Here is a link to the AMAZING zipper bedding guys!  This is my FAV brand!


  1. Teresa Norris on June 2, 2021 at 8:27 pm

    What would I have to do to make this plan as a king size bed?

  2. Bayle Kiefer on August 14, 2020 at 2:35 pm

    I’m actually in the middle of building this bed and have found that the top rail needs to be 44.5” instead of 41” if you are using a 2×6 with the 33” panel. Unfortunately I made my cuts before putting the rest together so I am now making a lumber trip. My boys are excited to have beds that match mine and my husbands king size bed that I made a few years ago using some of your plans. Love your site!

  3. Ana on August 29, 2019 at 9:17 am

    Does anybody know the full dimensions?

  4. Alexandra on January 11, 2019 at 1:43 pm

    How can I make this into a queen? Would really love to make this for my son!!

  5. Laura Moro on November 25, 2018 at 6:55 pm

    Where did you find the hardware for this bed?

    • Jennifer on January 20, 2019 at 9:30 pm

      I am wondering where to find the hardware for this build too.

    • Jennifer on January 26, 2019 at 9:09 pm

      You can get flat corner L brackets and paint them is what I was thinking of doing

    • John on September 11, 2019 at 8:08 pm

      Home Depot, Lowe’s, or any hardware store will have them

  6. on July 29, 2018 at 9:16 am


    I built my own using the plans at www. – highly recommended you check those out too. They are detailed and super easy to read and understand unlike several others I found online. The amount of plans there is mind-boggling… there’s like 16,000 plans or something like that for tons of different projects. Definitely enough to keep me busy with projects for many more years to come haha ❤⭐

    Head on over to www. if you want to learn more – click the pink link above for some more plans! Best of luck on your building adventures!


  7. Bill on July 8, 2018 at 12:11 pm

    I like the headboard and nightstands. Do you have the plans for those

    • Alyssa Muller on April 12, 2019 at 6:54 pm

      Where did you find that darling stiles quilt & plaid pillow sham? Been looking for something like that forever for my sons room.

  8. Ben on April 20, 2018 at 6:00 am

    What are the plans for a queen size bed

  9. Ben on April 20, 2018 at 5:57 am

    Does anyone know queen size dimensions. It is a great design. I would like to get it done before the baby gets here.

  10. Scott rees on April 10, 2018 at 6:05 pm

    Do you have plans for dresser and chest of drawers for your Modern farmhouse platform bed? I have the nightstands. Thanks

  11. Mike on January 26, 2018 at 8:46 am

    Anyone have dimensions for converting this to a full size rather than the twin?

    • Sarah on February 20, 2018 at 7:08 am


      Did you ever find full size dimensions? I’ve beenlooking for them as well.


      • Shawni on February 27, 2018 at 2:37 pm

        I’ve been looking as well! Would love full-size dimensions!

      • Shawni on February 28, 2018 at 4:03 pm

        Mike and Sarah,

        From the research I’ve done, it looks like to make these into full-size plans you’ll just need to add 15″ to the width. Instead of 33″ for the headboard and footboard (1x6x6), you’ll need to make them 48″, the slats (1x4x8) need to be 53″/piece instead of 38″, and the top of the headboard and footboard (2x2x8) will need to be 56″/piece instead of 41″. All measurements for length will be the same! Don’t take my word for it as I haven’t officially built this yet, but these are the plans I’ll be using.

        • Jennifer Pugal on September 15, 2018 at 9:37 am

          HI guys!

          Has anyone built this as a full? I really love this plan for my son’s room but I am needing it in a full size. I saw Shawni post on measurement, but was wondering if anyone has used those measurements and
          if they work?

        • Ana on August 29, 2019 at 2:28 pm

          Did you make the full bed?

        • Ahlia on January 25, 2022 at 9:06 am

          Did you ever build this? Looking for full size plans as well

  12. CJ on November 12, 2017 at 11:51 am

    What’s the measurement for attaching the 2×2 cleat to the bed rails?

  13. Dusti on November 8, 2017 at 11:22 am

    Did anyone find the plans for the night stands?

  14. John M. Buskey III on October 9, 2017 at 7:51 pm

    Seeking side table plans….please help? Thank you.

  15. Katie Timmons on September 24, 2017 at 10:47 am

    We are building this now! Would love to build the side tables as well. I couldn’t find the plans for the side tables on your website. Are they posted somewhere?

  16. Julia on September 6, 2017 at 5:44 pm

    Are there plans for the side tables?

    • Green Images Instagram on September 13, 2017 at 1:03 pm


      • Julia on September 13, 2017 at 1:35 pm

        Where can I find those plans and what is the name of them?

      • John M. Buskey III on September 29, 2017 at 5:27 pm

        Where are plans for side tables located? Thank you

  17. Capri Bird on September 6, 2017 at 2:57 pm

    Are these plans for a twin size bed?

    • Julia on September 6, 2017 at 5:44 pm


  18. army_of_one on September 6, 2017 at 2:17 pm

    I love this bed!!!! i will be definitely be making this for my son. He outgrew his toddler bed recently. Is that framing wood pretty sturdy? I am in the military and I move about every 2-3 years. Sometimes they have to take our furniture apart. Thank you so much for sharing this with us!

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