This was my second build and though it took longer than I'd hoped (as everything does with little helpers), I'm pleased with how it turned out. I deleted the arch in the plan and added trim on the edge of the 1x6s on the head and foot board to cover slightly larger gaps due to my poor spacing. Also, I was unable to find untreated 4x4s for the four posts so ended up using two 2x4s for each post (shown in the last photo). Otherwise, I followed the plan which made it fairly simple. If I can do this with a three and one year old and one on the way, anyone can! Thank you Ana for your inspiring and easy to follow plans as well as all of the great information provided on your website for beginners like myself!
Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
Black primer, black paint, sanded the corners, knots & details then clear poly.
Recommended Skill Level