Love the Restoration Hardware look, but can’t stand to look at the price tag? Me too. I wanted a bed similar to what I saw in their catalog and showroom. I designed this bed to look somewhat like the St. James bed, but not cost near the hefty price tag.
I’ve seen a few other posts around the web similar to this bed, but I decided to do my own.
This is built for a queen size mattress and box spring 60″ x 80″.
I started with all pine stock lumber from the local Home Depot. Lined up my 1 x 6 and framed them out top and bottom, front and back with 1 x 4.
Using 4 x 4 posts available at any home improvement store, attach through your 1 x 4 ends with pre – drilled holes and 4″ screws.
Now to measure! You’re going to add (2) 1 x 4 decorative boards spaced evenly 1/3 of your interior length and using glue and your 18g nail gun attach to the headboard as shown.
Next to add your top, cut a 2 x 4 to the current length of your headboard and attach with 1 5/8″ screws and add a 2 x 6 board cut to 64″ length for Queen flush with the back of the headboard and center so your overhang on each side is even.
For the decorative molding inside each panel I used a raised stencil effect. I started with a cheap picture frame molding and cut in half, traced the outline and using a plumb line continued the shape to the bottom using the picture frame molding to trace again.
Now using bondo, a good quality wood filler or wood icing, fill in your stencil to create the “molding”.
Now for the corbels. These were expensive no matter where I looked, so I made my own. Here’s what you will need for each one:
Cut, glue and clamp:
Use your finish nailer with 1 1/2 – 2″ brad nails to attach each corbel flush with the headboard and evenly at the top of each 1 x 4 panel.
Fill all your screw holes with filler, sand and stain.
For the foot board you will repeat the steps for the headboard changing your dimensions to 24″ height for interior framed panel, 29″ height complete.
Your rails and slats will be cut to the length plus 2″ of your mattress set. For this queen the rails are cut 2 x 6 x 82″ and attached with 4″ steel corner brackets and using 2 x 3 boards horizontally for slats.
Sand, stain or paint!
**Disclaimer: This design is owned and created by J Burns Design. It has been replicated and sold by other businesses. J Burns Design is not responsible for the quality or detail in any of those products.