My wife has been after me to make a bed bench for some time now. I made this Hoosier Bed Bench in an afternoon out of pine. It’s an easy project that can be made by most woodworkers. For the joinery I primarily used pocket holes and glue. For the look of mine my wife wanted a rustic pine farm look. I used some heavily oxidized pine wood and only did some basic mill work to ensure my boards were square. After the bench was complete I went back and decided to bulk up the legs. We have a king size bed and I think it was a little wobbly. If we had a queen or smaller I probably would have been fine. To help sturdy it up, I doubled up on the legs on each end. It looks a little rough, but as this was the look my wife was going for she loved it.
As always you can find some of the items I used to build this at the bottom of the post.
Materials & Hardware
Not a lot for this one. I used rough oxidized pine from a local hardware store.
- (5) 1″ x 6″ x 8′ Pine Boards