New Platform birthday bed for the hubby!

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Don't mind all the mismatched furniture in the room, isn't the master always the last to get paid attention to?

My husband had a birthday on Monday and I had drawn up the plans for this a couple months ago hoping to surprise him. Building it then didn't happen....Day of his birthday rolls around and I looked at the clock at about 11, thinking what could I really surprise him with but didn't want to break the budget. I thought to myself, "I could probably get that built by the time he gets home" And I DID!!!

I sandwiched together two 2x4's puttied and painted to make the chunky leg here.

FYI- My husband is really into selling things on craigslist right now so he told me to see what I could sell it for. I sold this within a few hours for $135. That is a pretty amazing profit while still being way more affordable than any store!!! I LOVE that.

Required Skill Level: 
Starter Project
Estimated Time Investment: 
Afternoon Project (3-6 Hours)
Finish Used: 
2 coats primer, 2 coats semigloss white
Estimated Cost: 


The bed is beautiful! I love it. Very simple, clean, looks very sturdy. Congrats on doing it in an afternoon!

Hi! I've been coveting your bed and was thinking of making it for my husband this week for our anniversary next sunday! do you by any chance still have the dimensions/ supplies list/ cut list from when you made it?