Birthday Bed Surprise!

heartyesMy FIRST carpentry project! Good thing my husband was willing to help as it was a little heavy and I was googling terms like "counter-sink."  It would have been so much easier if we hadn't made it a birthday surprise for my daughter. She LOVES it! 

I purchased choice 2x4s and was so sad to see how much sanding the planks still required, even with an electric rotary sander. That added a few hours-perhaps because I am such a beginner! 

We used a white nylon rope which matched her room better, but again, increased the cost a bit.

I am really proud of the results! 


Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
Finish Used
Ben Moore Cherry Tomato paint
Recommended Skill Level
Starter Project



Thu, 11/20/2014 - 17:44

You should be VERY proud of the great job you did on your first building project, it looks awesome!  Love the color, and that smiling face says it all!  Well done!!

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