PB & Ana Inspired Hampton Bed

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About This Project

Pine, Plywood, and Cedar 4x4

This started out a project driven by inspiration. I wanted a bed similar to the Hampton Bed in the Pottery Barn Teen Catalog, and I wanted a handful of beds from the newest Crate and Barrell Catalog. So, I sat down with a piece of paper, and a felt tip marker, and sketched out the bed. I had just built the farmhouse bed, and knew it was strong, so thats how I designed the frame. Then I used plans from the Simple Bed to get another reference point and for full size dimesniosn. Then I built it. I journaled each step of the way on my blog, if you want more info on how building went, or the learning process. I am truly very proud of this bed. Thank you Ana for giving me the courage to do this one without step by step instruction. You rock. 

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Estimated Time Investment: 
Day Project (6-9 Hours)
Finish Used: 
General Finishes Water Based Stain: Walnut General Finishes Polyacrylic top coat, 4 coats
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This turned out really nice!  I've been contemplating doing something similar.  I like the Simple Bed but have concerns about the safety of having small grandchildren in a bed with spaces between the slats.  Your version turned out so nice I think I'll go ahead and do it this way. 

Thank you! Go for it. I had a lot of fun doing this bed. If you build this exact bed, make sure you read the posts on my blog, after the plans. As, I had to change a few things as I went along. Good luck. 

I can't seem to locate the blog links to read in further detail about your process. Can you either point me to it or post a link again?