Queen Storage Bed - done!

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About This Project

I was so excited to start the Queen storage bed - but then I had all that lumber and the cuts weren't perfect, and my measuring skills need work, and I don't fit into 12 x 18" spaces, and my vision isn't great to begin with and I certainly can't see into those dark, dark spaces!
But, in the end, I had fun, and the drawers work, the finish turned out well, I still have all my fingers, my bruises are about gone (2 weeks later, for goodness sake!) and, most important, my son and his wife say it looks great, is sturdy, and the drawers work! Whew!
Next month I'm doing the twin sized version for my daughter - and no drawers, yeah!

Birch plywood and poplar for the frame
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Estimated Time Investment: 
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Finish Used: 
Valspar Espresso stain, 3-4 coats, sanded between first 2 coats, then just applied to darken the color. Light sanded before applying first coat of minwax poly, light sanded again, applied 2nd coat of poly, and then added a 3rd coat of poly (no sanding before)
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Well for all the problems with fitting into the spaces, seeing, and such, it turned out beautifully!! Well done! I