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!

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  1. 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!

  2. ?❤⭐??❤⭐?=

    I built my own using the plans at www. WoodworkPlans.info – 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. WoodworkPlans.info if you want to learn more – click the pink link above for some more plans! Best of luck on your building adventures!


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

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

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

      1. 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.

        1. 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?

  5. 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?

  6. 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!