Rustic Modern Farmhouse Nightstand

Pottery barn Keene nightstand

rustic modern farmhouse bed ana white

rustic modern bed free plans ana white

Why You’ll Love It

  • All wood design, accepts paint or stain beautifully
  • Roomy drawer, makes lower storage more accessible
  • Open shelf provides quick storage options
  • Large top surface
  • About $80 to build (compared with $500+ each retail)
  • Matches our beautiful rustic modern farmhouse bed

Rustic Modern Farmhouse Bed (All Mattress Sizes)

This is one of the most beautiful beds I’ve ever made.

Rustic wood paired with a modern form updates the farmhouse bed into a beautiful and functional focal point to your bedroom.

This plan covers all mattress sizes, the bed I built for reference is a standard king.

Thoughtful Design Features

You might not know it, but we are thinking of you when we design plans – here’s a few details that you’ll love:

  • Headboard sized so you won’t need a ton of decorative pillows, no expensive euro pillows needed!
  • Headboard sized for artwork above
  • Headboard panel is inset, which helps keep pillows on the bed
  • Comfortable finished mattress height even paired with today’s extra deep mattresses
  • Footboard is enclosed but siderails are not – so you can stand next to the bedside and not stub your toe
  • Easy to change sheets with mattress slightly embeded on the siderails
  • Panel boards sized to conserve materials and save you money

More Photos and Quick Build Video

Would you like to see more photos and the quick build?  Here’s the build video:

Plan Notes:

  • Mattress depth – This headboard works well with a 10″ or deeper mattress.  For a shorter mattress, an open gap below the headboard panel may be visible.  You can also increase the length of the panel boards to account for this.
  • Twin size – the twin size does not need the center support structure.
  • Modifying to Traditional Farmhouse Bed – Very easy to do, plans coming soon
  • Planking Cuts – note that the planking is right at 12″ and 24″ – if your 1x8s are exactly 8′ or 12′ – you may wish to cut boards 1/8″ less so all your cuts fit with the saw blade waste accounted for
  • Other materials for planking – yes, you can use just about any material instead of the 1×8 planking

Play Kitchen Stove and Sink with Running Water

This easy to build play kitchen features a real working sink.  The free plans include step by step diagrams, shopping and cut lists, designed by Ana White.

play kitchen real working sink running water

play kitchen real working sink running water

Are you looking for a great pretend play toy set to inspire hours of device free play?  

For my four year old daughter, I build her a brand new kitchen set, styled after how real kitchen cabinets are built.

To make it extra special, I sized it to fit an inexpensive amazon ordered plastic working sink toy.

This play kitchen stove and sink set are beautiful enough to place in my kitchen, and fun enough for constant use. 

I spent about $100 on the set (I used leftover paint and had the knobs).

I’m so glad to be able to share these plans with you.