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DIY Liam Barn Light Bed – Twin Size

DIY Liam Barn Light Bed – Twin Size

My last post featured our son’s new Barn Light Bed, which is full size.

DIY Barn Light Bed - Full Size

In case anyone is interested in making it in twin size, below are the material and cut lists.  The headboard could be made without the frame and simply attached to standard metal bed rails for a less expensive option.

Liam Bed, Twin Size

Liam Bed, Twin Size

 

Barn Light Headboard – Twin Size

DIMENSIONS

Headboard Only – 44 1/2″ W x 72″ T x 3 1/2″ D

MATERIAL LIST

2 – 1×2 @ 6′

7 – 1×3 @ 6′

3- 1×4 @ 8′

4 – 1×6 @ 8’*

1 – 2×4 @ 6′ or stud length

* – We used 1×6 Tongue and Groove Beadboard Panel Boards with the non-beadboard side visible.

Barn Light Sconce (or light of your choice) – We recommend a LED bulb for reduced heat output

Lamp Power Cord

4″ Light Fixture Box

1-Gang Switch/Outlet Box

Light Switch (we used a dimmer switch) and Switch Cover Plate

Wire Clips

1 1/4″ Screws

2″ Screws

Finish Nails

1 1/4″ Pocket Hole Screws

2 1/2″ Pocket Hole Screws

Wood Glue

Finish Supplies (Wood Filler, Paint, etc)

CUT LIST

6 – 1×3 @ 70″  (Front and Backs of Legs)

2 – 1×2 @ 70″  (Inside of Legs)

2 – 1×4 @ 39″ (Top and Bottom Panel Pieces)

8 – 1×6 @ 39″  (Panel Pieces)

4 – 1×4 @ 37″ (Panel Trim, Front and Back)

1 – 1×3 @ 43 1/2″  (Top Trim)

1 – 2×4 @ 44 1/2″  (Top of Headboard)

Assemble the above cut boards using the Reclaimed-Wood Headboard instructions on Ana-White.com.  Finish by cutting appropriate holes for the light and switch boxes (Refer to my post HERE for more information).  Have an experienced electrician wire the light, switch and power cord.

Bed Frame – Twin Size

DIMENSIONS

Frame Only – 43 1/2″ W x 14 1/2″ T x 77 1/4″ D

 

MATERIAL LIST

3 – 2×4 @ 10′

1 – 2×4 @ 3′

2 – 1×8 @ 8′

1 – 1×8 @ 4′

1 – 2×2 @ 30″

2 1/2″ Wood Screws

3″ Wood Screws

1 1/4″ Finish Nails

Wood Glue

Finish Supplies (Wood Filler, Paint, etc)

 

CUT LIST

5 – 2×4 @ 36″  (Joists)

2 – 2×4 @ 75″  (Sides of Bed Frame)

2 – 1×8 @ 75″  (Siderails)

1 – 1×8 @ 40 1/2″  (Footrail)

2 – 2×2 @ 14 1/2″  (Legs)

2 – 2×4 @ 14 1/2″  (Legs)

Assemble the above cut boards using the Fancy Farmhouse Bed instructions on Ana-White.com.  Start with Step 7 for the bed frame only.  Attach Headboard to Frame using screws from the back of the Headboard (Refer to my post HERE for more information).  We also used 2 scrap 2x4s for extra support at the top of the bed frame (as shown above).  Use plywood or MDF to support mattress without box springs.  We used a Sleep Number mattress without the base frame.  Instead of plywood on the bed frame, we used the top of the Sleep Number base which is just 4 large plastic panels.

 

DISCLAIMER:  I have not built this bed using the twin size measurements above, so proceed with caution and verify the above information before beginning the project.

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