My 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!