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Finished the Simple Bed! (Twin)

July 19, 2012 |
posted by reyncloud
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Just finished this Twin Size Simple Bed direct from the Ana White plans. This is my first project that I've completed, and it went well! The plans were great, and my only advice would be to take your time. I know that some people don't like to paint the wood, but this white just fit the room perfectly. As a side-note, this bed is SOLID and very heavy! Amazing what a difference real wood is to the stuff you get at the furniture store.

From Plan (new): 
Estimated Cost: 
$50
Estimated Time Investment: 
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Required Skill Level: 
Beginner
Type of Wood: 
Pine and Douglas Fir for the posts
Finish Used: 
Menards flat bright white interior paint.

I am looking into making this

I am looking into making this bed but into a bunkbed, but I am afraid of doing a bad paint job....any suggestions?? Should I paint prior to putting together? Thank you your detoured out GREAT!!!

posted by Amie (not verified) | on Wed, 2012-07-25 14:49
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Painting

Hi Amie! After putting this all together and then sanding and painting, I think this time around (I'm making a 2nd one), I'll cut the pieces according to the cut list, then sand and paint the pieces before putting them together. The painting wasn't too bad to do after putting it together, but the sanding was difficult with some of the angles on the head and footboard. I'll update this after I do it this other way..good luck with your project!! It's very satisfying to see the finished result after you finish!

posted by reyncloud | on Thu, 2012-07-26 07:20

I`ve been searching a bed for

I`ve been searching a bed for my twins but as a single mom I can`t make it myself. I`ve seen that there are sleep number beds for sale and they have double beds too and I think I`m going to purchase one. I can`t make it myself. Maybe my girls can personalise it, since they love so much to paint.

posted by Kristin Bell (not verified) | on Sat, 2012-08-25 04:34

plans

This is my first project that I've completed, and it went well! The plans scottsdaledigitalagency.com were great, and my only advice would be to take your time. I know that some people don't like to paint the wood, but this white just fit the room perfectly.

posted by kolip (not verified) | on Sun, 2012-10-21 06:00

Cost of wood

I just priced this out and the lumber comes to $130 for decent pine...

posted by Ahab (not verified) | on Sun, 2013-01-06 16:35
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Pine Cost

Hi Ahab.. One thing I've figured out from reading posts is that the cost of lumber (and pine) varies widely across regions. Each store also has different grades of lumber available. If you take the time to go through lumber piles and choose boards that are straight you can save a fair chunk of change. Just my 2 cents.. Good luck with your project though!

posted by reyncloud | on Sun, 2013-01-06 19:00

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